OptiGene Ltd

Unit 5, Blatchford Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5QR Horsham, West Sussex
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone +44 1403 274980
Fax +44 1403 271017

This company is co-exhibitor of
The Gambica Association Limited


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Our range of products

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  • 03  Diagnostics
  • 03.04  Microbiology
  • 03.04.06  Rapid tests - Microbiology

Our products

Product category: Rapid tests - Microbiology

Genie® II

Genie® II is a compact, lightweight and robust instrument suitable for use in the field or laboratory. It was specifically designed to run any isothermal amplification method that employs target detection by fluorescence measurement. The device has two heating blocks, each of which takes a single 8-microtube strip that was specially designed for the instrument. The tubes feature locking caps that do not open after a run, so preventing any contamination. The blocks can be controlled independently or run together for processing up to 16-samples. The instrument boasts low power requirements and includes a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery that can keep it running for a full working day.

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Product category: Rapid tests - Microbiology

Genie® III

Genie III is now available to order. This instrument has been specifically developed for outdoor use with weather-proofing (IP60) and portability the primary design objectives. This smaller “hand-held” device only has a single heating block, taking the same 8-microtube strip developed for Genie II. Just like its big brother Genie II, Genie III also incorporates a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery that can support operation for a complete day.

Unlike the single channel fluorescence measurement arrangement in Genie II, Genie III has a two-colour fluorescence excitation and detection system. It also boasts wireless communications in the form of Bluetooth and WiFi that can be used for data communications and to support wireless

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Product category: Rapid tests - Microbiology

Isothermal Mastermix Selection Guide

• OptiGene’s Isothermal Mastermixes allow real-time fluorescence detection of amplified DNA and RNA on the Genie® II and Genie® III platforms.
• Mixes are also suitable for generic qPCR instrumentation.
• An anneal curve can be generated post amplification to confirm the amplification product; eliminating the need for gel electrophoresis or turbidity detection; essential for a closed-tube system.

Isothermal mastermixes are suitable for end-point detection but this practice is strongly discouraged due to the extremely high probability of contamination when opening the reaction tube.

• OptiGene’s isothermal mastermixes are fully licensed for LAMP by Eiken Chemical Company.
• OptiGene’s isothermal mastermixes are suitable for alternative isothermal amplification technologies.
• Proprietary and patented reagents offer the fastest reaction times available.
• OptiGene’s DNA polymerases are also available separately.

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Product category: Rapid tests - Microbiology

GspSSD Isothermal Mastermix (ISO-001)

• OptiGene’s original mastermix for isothermal amplification – just add template and primers.
• Contains OptiGene’s proprietary novel thermostable GspSSD LF DNA Polymerase.
•  Superior strand-displacement activity and amplification speed.
• Suitable for rapid isothermal amplification of DNA.
• Native reverse-transcriptase activity enables single enzyme RT-LAMP.
Key features:

• Fast amplification of DNA and RNA
• Superior strand-displacement activity
• 65ºC temperature optimum
• 5’-3’ exonuclease minus
• 3’-5’ exonuclease minus

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Product category: Rapid tests - Microbiology

Amplex – eazyplex®

• OptiGene Limited now offers the Amplex BioSystems GmbH range of ‘eazyplex®’ tests:
• The eazyplex® test system is a lyophilised ready to use amplification system and can be shipped and stored at room temperature.
• eazyplex® tests are low cost, easy to use and require no DNA extraction. Thereby saving time and costs.
• The results are displayed in real time during amplification.
• A report can be generated directly after the run, saved as a PDF or you can print an adhesive label.

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About us

Company details

OptiGene Limited was formed in 2008 to develop and deliver advanced molecular diagnostics solutions for applications across a range of market sectors. The goal was to harness the inherent advantages of isothermal amplification of DNA and RNA to enable testing at point-of-application. OptiGene has brought to market a number of innovative products that support sensitive and specific detection of bacteria and viruses for use in the fields of plant health, food safety, veterinary medicine, environmental monitoring and healthcare. These products support rapid detection from crude samples that normally require very simple preparation.

OptiGene has exploited its expertise in both instrument design and enzymology to develop a sophisticated open platform that will  support all isothermal amplification methods. State-of-the art instrumentation is supported by specially-designed plastic strips that have lockable caps and reagents that offer worldleading reaction rates. Ultra-sensitive molecular detection that has been constrained to laboratory use by highly-qualified personnel and taking hours to complete can now be deployed to point-of-application and run with very little training, producing results in single minutes.

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