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Maximize KingFisher automated purification systems for multiple applications

Discover how Thermo Scientific KingFisher system can empower your research beyond SARS-CoV-2 — from detection of cell-free DNA, to genetic testing, to the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater samples. The instrument can also aid in the detection of vaginal and urinary tract infections, and detection of proteins for use in downstream applications.

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Infectious disease research solutions

To fully address infectious disease testing at scale, new solutions were necessary. Below you can find information and resources that help scientific communities reach a future beyond Sars-CoV-2. Reducing the spread of highly infectious and deadly diseases within the population requires viral surveillance and vaccine development. See how Thermo Fisher Scientific scientists address modern vaccine research and development workflows.


Testing the world: SARS-CoV-2 response

See the stories of the people at Thermo Fisher Scientific Sample Prep business, Bioscience Division, and our hardworking customers, who led an unprecedented and inspiring response across the globe to flatten the curve of SARS-CoV-2.

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Latest in lab automation

Lab automation technologies help reduce bottle necks in the lab by reducing touch time required by manual workflow steps such as pipetting and liquid transfer. Automated purification systems like the Thermo Scientific KingFisher SpeciTRAX Sample Transfer System can help labs scale up research and testing solutions using robotic mechanisms for decapping, recapping, and barcode-based sample tracking.


When you have a KingFisher system, you have options

Discover all the ways your KingFisher system can empower you beyond SARS-CoV-2 research and testing. Whenever your lab needs to pivot, do so confidently with KingFisher purification instruments that are designed for a robust range of research applications.

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KingFisher SpeciTRAX Sample Transfer System

Accelerate and simplify your workflows with the KingFisher SpeciTRAX Sample Transfer System. This innovative system combines new sample-handling automation technologies to offer ease of use, as well as increased throughput and safety, while delivering consistent, accurate results.

Lab automation technologies for nucleic acid extraction

Wastewater surveillance techniques

Wastewater surveillance can be a useful tool for monitoring community spread of viral and bacterial pathogens. Manual processing of wastewater samples for isolation of viral and bacterial targets can be improved by pre-enrichment.


Streamlined SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Monitoring

Manual and automated workflows for SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater samples using Applied Biosystems MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit and automated on the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex Purification System.



A Brief History of Wastewater Testing and Pathogen Detection

What if we could use wastewater to identify and address the next infectious disease, even before the community itself is aware of the concern? Wastewater surveillance is developing as a powerful tool for public health sector and one with history centuries old.

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Essential DNA extraction techniques

Human microbiome mysteries revealed with modern science

The human gut and skin have their own unique microbiomes. Deconvoluting core microbial constituents and their functions has given researchers a view into their effect on human physiology. To gain a better appreciation of the scope and scale of microbiome research, see where the workflow starts.

From human microbiome exploration to advanced SARS-CoV-2 testing in wastewater


From human microbiome exploration to advanced SARS-CoV-2 testing in wastewater

Staff scientists at Thermo Fisher Scientific discuss their research on viruses, fungi, and bacteria and highlight exciting products developed for their research.


Mapping the Journey of Dr. Christopher Mason through the world of Microbiome

See the exciting journey through time and space with Dr. Christopher Mason. Learn where it all began and how he has taken his research to space and back.

Start your cancer research with Cells-to-Ct

The field of cancer research continues to expand with new technologies focused on measuring relative gene expression. The first steps involve sample collection and sample preparation required for the extraction and purification of RNA. Learn about the new role exosomes are playing for showing early signs of normalcy or malignancy of cancer.


Accelerate Gene Expression without RNA Purification

Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kits are a fast and more sensitive way to measure gene expression. Researchers can skip RNA purification, going straight from cultured cell samples to measuring relative gene expression by real-time RT-PCR (RT-qPCR).

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Application note

FFPE Tissue and Liquid Biopsy Samples with Streptavidin

Molecular analysis of tumor tissue biopsies has become standard practice in clinical oncology for cancer management. We report on concordance in genomic profiling between FFPE tissue from tumor biopsies and plasma ctDNA from liquid biopsies.

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