Robust solutions for genetic analysis of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

In a public health emergency, getting accurate diagnostic information is of the utmost importance. You also need to get that information fast. LGC, Biosearch Technologies enables rapid, large-scale implementation of laboratory diagnostics for COVID-19 by expediting availability of mission-critical oligo chemistries, controls and components that deliver COVID-19 coronavirus detection kits at scale.

See the “Related News and Resources” tab for a collection of the latest information from agencies around the world.Go>>

For testing and public health labs

  • Order custom synthesised COVID-19 probes and primers using CoV sequences you supply. 
  • Incorporate powerful BHQ™ and BBQ-650™ dyes—both invented by Biosearch Technologies—and TAMRA dyes into your probes and primers
    • Use the same dye technologies mentioned in many of the COVID-19 protocols provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), including protocols provided by the US CDC
    • Gain the confidence of knowing that these dyes are coming straight from the company that is the original supplier and inventor
  • All COVID-19 orders will be prioritised and expedited for detection at scale

Access COVID-19 protocols provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)Go>>

Learn more about different probe and primer optionsGo>>

Learn more about using PCR to design your molecular diagnostic assay — Go>>

Following a published protocol?

We invent technologies that advance the industry, like our BHQ dyes which are the gold standard for IVD companies worldwide.

For oligonucleotide synthesis service providers

  • Get same-day shipping on in-stock nucleic acid chemistry reagents and expedited delivery for orders to support COVID-19 efforts
  • Find instruments and reagents to support your entire nucleic acid synthesis workflow
  • Provide powerful BHQ, BBQ-650, and TAMRA dye technology to your customers, the same dyes used in the COVID-19 protocols provided by WHO

Order synthesis reagents

Learn more about Nucleic Acid Chemistry (NAC) synthesis reagents and instrumentsGo>>

See the primers and probes used in the COVID-19 protocols provided by WHOGo>>

For OEM and molecular diagnostics manufacturers

Meet the rapidly growing demand for COVID-19 detections kits with OEM and genetic analysis kit components prioritised and expedited for large-scale deployment.

  • Order bulk custom synthesised COVID-19 probes and primers using CoV sequences you supply. cGMP compliant and ISO 13485-certified manufacturing options in US and Europe are available.
  • Incorporate powerful BHQ and BBQ dyes—both invented by Biosearch Technologies—and TAMRA dyes into your probes and primers
    • Give your customers the same dye technologies mentioned in many of the COVID-19 protocols provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)
    • Confidently deliver high-performance detection kits with dyes that come straight from the original supplier and inventor
  • Ensure sensitive pathogen detection with the RapiDxFire family of products, including master mix and reverse transcriptase enzymes. These products are manufactured in an ISO 13485-certified facility demonstrating batch-to-batch reproducibility
  • Scale-up in-house oligo synthesis, with quality Nucleic Acid Chemistry reagents, including BHQ and BBQ dyes and other fluorophores and quenchers
  • All COVID-19 orders will be prioritised and expedited for detection at scale

Access COVID-19 protocols provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)Go>>

Learn more about using PCR to design your molecular diagnostic assay — Go>>

Developing your own kit?

We empower professionals on the frontlines of public health emergencies by driving rapid and at-scale manufacturing of virus detection kits.

Why choose Biosearch Technologies to support your COVID-19 detection programs?

With a proven track record supporting past public health crises such as the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu outbreak (see box), the ability to rapidly scale up oligonucleotide production to meet increased demand for pathogen detection, and high-quality, high-performance oligonucleotide products and services, Biosearch Technologies is the right DNA primer and probe synthesis and NAC synthesis reagents partner for overcoming the challenges of emerging pathogens.

Working with you to wield science for a safer world.

Biosearch Beats the Deadline - Yet another partner went above and beyond: Biosearch Technologies in Novato, in Northern California, produces the Black Hole Quencher dye label used for probe technology in both the five target and H1N1 assays. It increased production at the onset of the pandemic to meet US and international demand for test reagents.”

Meeting the challenge of an emerging public health crisis together

On January 30, 2020, WHO declared that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). With the number of deaths due to COVID-19 surpassing the total number of deaths from the 2003 SARS outbreak, a great deal of work remains to be done. To help organizations that implement pathogen detection and the businesses that support them find important technical information, we’ve created this collection of relevant links and articles.

Find updates on the scale of the global epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States is keeping an updated map of countries with confirmed COVID-19 casessee it here

The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention is also providing updated statistics on the number of confirmed cases by geography and epidemiological curvessee the data here

New South Wales Government’s Health Protection website is also providing updates on COVID-19 see updates here>

 

COVID-19 Protocols, Primers, and Probes from WHO and US CDC

WHO interim guidance for laboratory testing: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) technical guidance: Laboratory testing for COVID-19 in humans

Protocols from across the globe Probe format used Download order form
2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Real-time rRT-PCR Panel Primers and Probes - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA/ BHQ1-labeled probes Order assay kit or Download order form
Diagnostic detection of Wuhan coronavirus 2019 by real-time RT-PCR – Charité, Berlin Germany BBQ-labeled probe Enquire
Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in suspected human cases by RT-PCR – Hong Kong University TAMRA-labeled probe Download
China CDC Primers and probes for detection COVID-19 BHQ1- and TAMRA-labeled probes Download
PCR and sequencing protocol for COVID-19 - Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand BHQ1-labeled probes Download
PCR and sequencing protocols for COVID-19- National Institute of Infectious Diseases Japan BHQ1-labeled probes Download
Real-time RT-PCR assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 Institut Pasteur, Paris BHQ1-labeled probes Download

Need some technical support on your protocol? Ask a scientist

See how Biosearch Technologies helped support past public health crises

"Lessons from a virus: Public Health Laboratories Respond to the H1N1 Pandemic" The Association for Public Health Laboratories’ recounting of the response to the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu outbreak.

A dramatization of Biosearch Technologies’ role in responding to the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu outbreak.

   

Order probe and primer kits that follow the assay design of published protocols

Order custom synthesised COVID-19 probes and primers using CoV sequences you supply.

If you are following a posted protocol, we’ve simplified the ordering process:

  1. Download the published sequences, already copied and pasted into an excel order form for your convenience, in the table below. 

  2. Select your desired scale for the probes and primers on the “Oligo Info” spreadsheet. Feel free to rename these sequences to conform to your internal processes.

  3. Place your order

    1. Ordering online? Log-in or create an account on biosearchtech.com.  Upload your excel order form by selecting Dual-Labeled BHQ probes under the Upload Spreadsheets drop down menu and select file.  Proceed through checkout.

    2. Ordering via email?  Fill out the “Customer Info” spreadsheet and send your excel order form to genomics.americas@lgcgroup.com

    3. Ordering via distributor? Please contact your local distributor for more information.

Protocols from across the globe Probe format used Download order form
2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Real-time rRT-PCR Panel Primers and Probes - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA/ BHQ1-labeled probes Order assay kit or Download order form
Diagnostic detection of Wuhan coronavirus 2019 by real-time RT-PCR – Charité, Berlin Germany BBQ-labeled probe Enquire
Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in suspected human cases by RT-PCR – Hong Kong University TAMRA-labeled probe Download
China CDC Primers and probes for detection COVID-19 BHQ1- and TAMRA-labeled probes Download
PCR and sequencing protocol for COVID-19 - Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand BHQ1-labeled probes Download
PCR and sequencing protocols for COVID-19- National Institute of Infectious Diseases Japan BHQ1-labeled probes Download
Real-time RT-PCR assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 Institut Pasteur, Paris BHQ1-labeled probes Download

If you wish to order oligos using your own sequence information, here are a couple of common options:

Developing your own kit?

contact us here

Order our wide range of quencher and fluorophore synthesis reagents

Order PCR reagents on lucigen.com, a Biosearch Technologies brand

Need some technical support on your protocol? Ask a scientist