Mo Bio Laboratories, Inc. Launches the PowerMag&#0153 Microbiome RNA/DNA Isolation Kit

Published: Oct 30, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MO BIO Laboratories, Inc., the leader in soil, stool and microbial nucleic acid purification, announces the launch of the PowerMag Microbiome RNA/DNA Isolation Kit, for automated, hands-free purification of nucleic acids from stool, biosolids and gut material using the Eppendorf epMotion® automated pipetting system.


The PowerMag Microbiome RNA/DNA isolation kit is the latest in the high quality nucleic acid purification tools developed using key MO BIO technologies.

  • Unique bead-based lysis for uniform representation of the nucleic acid population
  • Inhibitor Removal Technology┬« (IRT) for complete removal of PCR inhibitors commonly found in stool or gut material (for example, lipids, polysaccharides and heme) to eliminate false negatives in downstream applications such as qPCR
  • ClearMag technology: Magnetic beads designed with a unique coating that enables hands-free purification of high yields of pure nucleic acids in a high-throughput format.

The PowerMag Microbiome RNA/DNA Isolation Kit is currently being used for The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) Study, a large-scale international effort funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine the causes of type 1 diabetes mellitus. At Baylor College of Medicine, the microbiome and viral metagenomics laboratory for TEDDY, the kit was chosen because it is the only method that meets the project's needs for high-throughput isolation of high quality, pure DNA and RNA from stool and gut samples.

The PowerMag Microbiome RNA/DNA Isolation Kit is available now. For more information, visit the MO BIO website ( or call 800-606-6246.

MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. ( has developed innovative tools for researchers in molecular biology since 1993. A global leader in solutions for soil and microbial nucleic acid purification, MO BIO's Power kits contain patented Inhibitor Removal Technology® for removal of PCR inhibiting substances during the nucleic acid purification procedure. For clinical samples, the BiOstic kits provide solutions for higher yields and purity of nucleic acids. At MO BIO Laboratories, Inc., our focus is quality products that work, save time and function for all sample types, not just the easy ones. It is MO BIO's aim to make researchers' working lives more productive and efficient, creating time to focus on what is critical, not just in work, but in life.

SOURCE MO BIO Laboratories, Inc.

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