LGC’s scalable solution to support mass testing for COVID-19

Biosearch Technologies is LGC’s portfolio of genomic analysis tools that have been developed into a scalable workflow to enable mass testing for COVID-19. This workflow is capable of processing up to 150,000 tests per day in a single location, making it appropriate for a wide range of use cases.

Case one example

Enabling businesses, academic institutions and population centres to frequently test the same group of people

  • — LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ high-throughput and ultra-high-throughput PCR testing workflow.
  • — Increasing testing capacity on a single platform, generating results within 24 hours.
  • — A proven solution, based on existing LGC technology already used by labs around the world.

Case two example

Enabling governments wishing to carry out mass testing of populations

  • — LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ ultra-high-throughput PCR testing workflow.
  • — Capable of processing up to 150,000 tests per day on a single platform.
  • — Applying an industrial strength solution to an industrial scale problem, generating results within 24 hours.
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Use case one example:
Enabling businesses, academic institutions and population centres to frequently test the same group of people

This workflow is capable of enabling PCR testing volumes ranging from 4,500 tests per day, up to 150,000 tests per day, on a single platform, depending on the LGC technology used.

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  • Sample
    collection

    Powered by UgenTec

    UgenTec's FastFinder Workflow snaps up worklists from the LIMS and guides samples through the workflow, across plates and instruments. Eliminate the opportunity for errors.

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  • Nucleic acid
    preparation

    oKtopure

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies

    High-throughput, automated nucleic acid extraction system with magnetic bead-based sbeadexTM viral RNA purification kit

    Powered by UgenTec

    Track samples and controls with confidence. See what plates and samples went on which device. Never lose track of a sample's status, location and outcome.

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  • Assay
    preparation

    Powered by UgenTec

    Results are automatically transferred to FastFinder Analysis, where AI ensures optimal curve and end point calling. Sample to result. Optimised for speed with full automation.

    Learn more

    Why LGC, Biosearch Technologies' Array TapeTM is so important:

    A single reel of Array TapeTM carries the equivalent of 277 384-well plates. It is ideal consumable for fast, streamlined and continuous lab workflow processes, virtually eliminating manual handling and complex robotics.

    It uses miniature reaction wells and only requires very low volumes of reagent chemicals whilst eliminating the need for lab plates. This drives a materially lower cost than traditional technologies and alleviates the supply chain issues experienced by COVID-19 testing labs.

    LGC’s Array Tape™

    Amplification
    and detection

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ master mix, enzymes, probes and primers, specifically developed for SARS-CoV-2

    IntelliQube

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ fully automated, multiplexing system for both qPCR and end-point PCR

    qPCR: oKtopure™ + IntelliQube™ = Up to 4,500 tests per day

    End-point PCR: oKtopure™ + IntelliQube™ + Hydrocycler2TM = Up to 35,000 tests per day

    About IntelliQube:

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ high-throughput PCR instrument

    The IntelliQube is a fully integrated PCR system that automates the entire PCR process, from assay prep through to built-in fluorescence detection. It is already used in labs around the world to process COVID-19 tests.

    Within in-line qPCR detection mode, the IntelliQube can run over 4,500 tests per day.

    In the end-point detection mode, the Hydrocycler2 and IntelliQube can run 35,000 tests per day.

    OR

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ Nexar end-point PCR testing system

    Nexar™ + Hydrocycler2TM + Araya™ = Up to 150,000 tests per day

    About Nexar:

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies' ultra-high-throughput PCR instrument

    The Nexar leverages established PCR technology and enables rapid processing of unparalleled volumes of samples per instrument, making it an ideal solution for large-scale testing.

  • Powered by UgenTec

    Results are automatically transferred to FastFinder Analysis, where AI ensures optimal curve and end-point calling. Sample to result. Optimised for speed with full automation.

    Learn more

    Why LGC, Biosearch Technologies' Array TapeTM is so important:

    A single reel of Array TapeTM carries the equivalent of 277 384-well plates. It is ideal consumable for fast, streamlined and continuous lab workflow processes, virtually eliminating manual handling and complex robotics.

    It uses miniature reaction wells and only requires very low volumes of reagent chemicals whilst eliminating the need for lab plates. This drives a materially lower cost than traditional technologies and alleviates the supply chain issues experienced by COVID-19 testing labs.

    LGC’s Array Tape™

    Amplification
    and detection

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ master mix, enzymes, probes and primers, specifically developed for SARS-CoV-2

    IntelliQube

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ fully automated, multiplexing system for both qPCR and end-point PCR

    oKtopure™ + IntelliQube™ + Hydrocycler2TM = Up to 35,000 tests per day

    About IntelliQube:

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ high-throughput PCR instrument

    The IntelliQube is a fully integrated PCR system that automates the entire PCR process, from assay prep through to built-in fluorescence detection. It is already used in labs around the world to process COVID-19 tests.

    Within in-line qPCR detection mode, the IntelliQube can run over 4,500 tests per day.

    In the end-point detection mode, the Hydrocycler2 and IntelliQube can run 35,000 tests per day.

    OR

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ Nexar end-point PCR testing system

    Nexar™ + Hydrocycler2TM + Araya™ = Up to 150,000 tests per day

    About Nexar:

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies' ultra-high-throughput PCR instrument

    The Nexar leverages established PCR technology and enables rapid processing of unparalleled volumes of samples per instrument, making it an ideal solution for large-scale testing.

  • Powered by UgenTec

    Data analysis is fully automated, so only exceptions are presented to the molecular biologist. Visual dashboards track positive rates, QC and lab KPIs across instruments in real time.

    Learn more

    LGC’s Array Tape™

    Why LGC, Biosearch Technologies' Array TapeTM is so important:

    A single reel of Array TapeTM carries the equivalent of 277 384-well plates. It is ideal consumable for fast, streamlined and continuous lab workflow processes, virtually eliminating manual handling and complex robotics.

    It uses miniature reaction wells and only requires very low volumes of reagent chemicals whilst eliminating the need for lab plates. This drives a materially lower cost than traditional technologies and alleviates the supply chain issues experienced by COVID-19 testing labs.

    Data analysis
    and results

    LGC has partnered with UgenTec lab software to automate the workflow and provide hands-off data analysis. A layer of intelligent dashboards and reports on top ensures an operational overview of the workflow.

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Case two example

Enabling governments wishing to carry out mass testing of populations

  • — LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ ultra-high-throughput PCR testing workflow.
  • — Capable of processing up to 150,000 tests per day on a single platform.
  • — Applying an industrial strength solution to an industrial scale problem, generating results within 24 hours.
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Use case two example:
Governments wishing to carry out mass testing

Nexar™+ Hydrocycler2TM + Araya™ = Up to 150,000 tests per day

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    Sample
    collection

    Powered by UgenTec

    UgenTec's FastFinder Workflow snaps up worklists from the LIMS and guides samples through the workflow, across plates and instruments. Eliminate the opportunity for errors.

    Learn more

    Nucleic acid
    preparation

    Powered by UgenTec

    Track samples and controls with confidence. See what plates and samples went on which device. Never lose track of a sample's status, location and outcome.

    Learn more

    Assay
    preparation

    Powered by UgenTec

    Results are automatically transferred to FastFinder Analysis, where AI ensures optimal curve and end-point calling. Sample to result. Optimised for speed with full automation.

    Learn more

    Why LGC, Biosearch Technologies' Array TapeTM is so important:

    A single reel of Array TapeTM carries the equivalent of 277 384-well plates. It is ideal consumable for fast, streamlined and continuous lab workflow processes, virtually eliminating manual handling and complex robotics.

    It uses miniature reaction wells and only requires very low volumes of reagent chemicals whilst eliminating the need for lab plates. This drives a materially lower cost than traditional technologies and alleviates the supply chain issues experienced by COVID-19 testing labs.

    LGC’s Array Tape™

    Amplification
    and detection

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ master mix, enzymes, probes and primers, specifically developed for SARS-CoV-2

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ Nexar end-point PCR testing system

    Nexar™ + Hydrocycler2TM + Araya™ = Up to 150,000 tests per day

    About Nexar:

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies' ultra-high-throughput PCR instrument

    The Nexar leverages established PCR technology and enables rapid processing of unparalleled volumes of samples per instrument, making it an ideal solution for large-scale testing.

    Powered by UgenTec

    Results are automatically transferred to FastFinder Analysis, where AI ensures optimal curve and end-point calling. Sample to result. Optimised for speed with full automation.

    Learn more

    Why LGC, Biosearch Technologies' Array TapeTM is so important:

    A single reel of Array TapeTM carries the equivalent of 277 384-well plates. It is ideal consumable for fast, streamlined and continuous lab workflow processes, virtually eliminating manual handling and complex robotics.

    It uses miniature reaction wells and only requires very low volumes of reagent chemicals whilst eliminating the need for lab plates. This drives a materially lower cost than traditional technologies and alleviates the supply chain issues experienced by COVID-19 testing labs.

    LGC’s Array Tape™

    Amplification
    and detection

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ master mix, enzymes, probes and primers, specifically developed for SARS-CoV-2

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies’ Nexar end-point PCR testing system

    Nexar™ + Hydrocycler2TM + Araya™ = Up to 150,000 tests per day

    About Nexar:

    LGC, Biosearch Technologies' ultra-high-throughput PCR instrument

    The Nexar leverages established PCR technology and enables rapid processing of unparalleled volumes of samples per instrument, making it an ideal solution for large-scale testing.

    Powered by UgenTec

    Data analysis is fully automated, so only exceptions are presented to the molecular biologist. Visual dashboards track positive rates, QC and lab KPIs across instruments in real time.

    Learn more

    LGC’s Array Tape™

    Why LGC, Biosearch Technologies' Array TapeTM is so important:

    A single reel of Array TapeTM carries the equivalent of 277 384-well plates. It is ideal consumable for fast, streamlined and continuous lab workflow processes, virtually eliminating manual handling and complex robotics.

    It uses miniature reaction wells and only requires very low volumes of reagent chemicals whilst eliminating the need for lab plates. This drives a materially lower cost than traditional technologies and alleviates the supply chain issues experienced by COVID-19 testing labs.

    Data analysis
    and results

    LGC has partnered with UgenTec lab software to automate the workflow and provide hands-off data analysis. A layer of intelligent dashboards and reports on top ensures an operational overview of the workflow.

  • Last slide