Bioo Scientific Launches BRCA1/2 Amplicon Panel for Detection of Somatic Mutations in FFPE Samples

Bioo Scientific recently launched the NEXTflex™ BRCA1 and BRCA2 Amplicon Panel for FFPE Illumina-Compatible Sequencing, for the detection of clinically relevant somatic mutations in DNA isolated from FFPE samples, to facilitate variant discovery and confirmation. This kit is a cost-effective,... - June 16, 2016

Bioo Scientific Releases ELISA to Rapidly Screen Duck, Chicken and Pork for MQCA Residues

Bioo Scientific has released the MaxSignal® MQCA ELISA Test Kit, which is a sensitive and rapid quantitative ELISA optimized for the screening of Methyl-3-quinoxaline-2-carboxylic acid (MQCA) in duck, chicken, and pork, to limits of 1 ppb. - May 19, 2016

Bioo Scientific Launches Rapid Strip Test for Detection of Total Aflatoxin in Grain, Nuts and Seeds

Bioo Scientific recently released the MycoFlow™ Total Aflatoxin Strip Test Kit for the rapid detection of total aflatoxin in matrices including corn products, grains, soy, and nuts. This strip test kit features a detection limit of 20 ppb and a fast 5 minute protocol. - May 11, 2016

Bioo Scientific Launches ELISA for Screening of Ethoxyquin in Fishmeal, Fish, Shrimp, Feed and Meat

Bioo Scientific has released a new screening method, the MaxSignal® Ethoxyquin ELISA Test Kit to test fishmeal, fish, shrimp, feed and meat for ethoxyquin (EQ) residues. - March 19, 2016

Bioo Scientific Granted Patent for Small RNA Sequencing Technology

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. patent US9255291 entitled Oligonucleotide ligation, barcoding and methods and compositions for improving data quality and throughput using massively parallel sequencing to Bioo Scientific. - March 17, 2016

Bioo Scientific Completes ISO 9001:2008 Recertification Process

Bioo Scientific has been recertified for another three years under the international ISO 9001:2008 standard (ISO CI#: SARA-2009-CA-0114-A). - January 21, 2016

The MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit Can Help Prevent the Antibiotic Apocalypse by Keeping Last Resort Drugs Out of the Food Supply

Colistin resistance likely emerged after the drug was overused in farm animals. Colistin is intended to be used by physicians as a drug of last resort to treat Gram-negative superbug infections, but has been overused in agriculture. Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Colistin ELISA Test Kit is the only commercially available ELISA optimized for the screening of colistin in poultry and other meat samples and eggs, to prevent the spread of colistin resistance by keeping colistin out of the food supply. - November 25, 2015

Bioo Scientific Launches Completely Gel-Free or Low Input Small RNA Library Prep Kit

Bioo Scientific recently launched the NEXTflex™ Small RNA-Seq Kit v3, which improves small RNA analysis by making the library prep protocol completely gel-free or allowing for low-input small RNA library preparation. This kit also reduces the biases associated with small RNA sequencing by... - November 25, 2015

Bioo Scientific Showcases Amplicon Panels and Solutions for Liquid Biopsy Analysis at AMP 2015

At the upcoming Association of Molecular Pathologists (AMP) 2015 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, Bioo Scientific is launching library preparation solutions ideal for the reduced bias and increased sensitivity, flexibility and speed needed by molecular pathologists for next-generation sequencing applications. These include the NEXTflex Amplicon Panels, the NEXTflex Amplicon Studio service, and the new NEXTflex BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panels. - November 07, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases Low-Input, High Multiplexing Library Prep Solution for SeqCap Target Capture

Bioo Scientific is releasing the new NEXTflex™ Rapid Pre-Capture Combo Kit, a complete low-input library prep solution with the ability to multiplex up to 96 samples, containing the library prep reagents, barcodes, blockers and post-capture amplification reagents required for SeqCap target capture with Roche NimbleGen’s SeqCap EZ solution-based capture system. With this kit, libraries can be constructed from 10 ng of input DNA in only 2 hours. - October 21, 2015

Bioo Scientific Showcases Solutions Designed to Improve Exome Capture at ASHG 2015

At ASHG 2015, Bioo Scientific is launching a number of new kits for the improvement of in-solution exome and custom target capture. These kits offer optimized library prep, blocking and barcoding, interfacing with Agilent SureSelect XT and XT2 systems and Roche’s Nimblegen SeqCap systems. ASHG is the largest human genetics meeting and expo worldwide, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics. - October 09, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases Automated Small RNA Library Prep Protocol for the Sciclone NGS Workstation

Bioo Scientific has automated bias-reducing small RNA library prep on the Sciclone® NGS and NGSx Workstations, automating the NEXTflex™ Small RNA-Seq Library Prep Kit v2 and increasing productivity by reducing the time and labor costs associated with small RNA library prep. - September 26, 2015

Bioo Scientific Showcases Innovative Solutions for Rapid Food Safety Testing at AOAC 2015

Bioo Scientific will exhibit its latest advances in food and feed safety and quality testing, at booth #502 of the 129th AOAC Annual Meeting, September 27-30 in Los Angeles, CA. New technologies include the most sensitive test available for histamine screening, a sulfite detection method which overcomes issues with problematic “high-creep” samples, optimized immunoaffinity columns for mycotoxin analysis, and a solution for high-throughput detection of amantadine residues in poultry. - September 25, 2015

Bioo Scientific Launches Enzymatic Assay for Accurate Homocysteine Analysis in Model Organisms

Bioo Scientific has released the MaxDiscovery™ Homocysteine Enzymatic Assay Kit. This kit uses a new enzymatic technology for spectrophotometric detection of total homocysteine levels in serum from rodents and other mammals. This kit enables the determination of hyperhomocysteinemia, or elevated levels of total homocysteine (tHcy) in the blood, which is an independent risk factor for neural tube defects, vascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease, and other diseases. - September 23, 2015

Bioo Scientific Receives USDA Approval for Using Its ELISA to Screen Meat for Ractopamine Residues

Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Test Kit has been approved by the USDA for the verification testing requirements for screening of meat in the Quality System Verification Program (QSVP), Never Fed Beta-Agonists Marketing Program. The kit enables the detection of as little as 0.1 ppb of ractopamine in pork and other meat samples, well below the 1 ppb minimal required performance limit used by many countries. - September 04, 2015

Bioo Scientific Honored for Increasing Austin’s Ability to Compete in the Global Marketplace

Bioo Scientific, an Austin-based biotech company which manufactures food and feed safety test kits and products supporting life science research, received the British Airways International Trade, Investment & Expansion Award, which recognizes investments by international companies in Austin that create jobs locally, as well as Austin-based companies who have a global impact through products and services provided worldwide. - August 30, 2015

Bioo Scientific Enables the Sensitive Detection of a Broad Range of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics in Food

Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit has been validated for the screening of a wide range of beta-lactam antibiotics in a number of food matrices, with detection limits as low as 0.8 ppb. - August 27, 2015

Bioo Scientific Increases Multiplexing Capabilities for Illumina Sequencing with >2000 Single-Index Barcodes

Bioo Scientific has released NEXTflex-HT™ Barcodes, single-index barcodes for Illumina sequencing, significantly increasing throughput capacity for next generation sequencing. The NEXTflex-HT Barcodes permit dual error correction to preventing ambiguity in sample differentiation due to PCR errors or sequencing instrument miscalling. Each pair of consecutive barcodes is fully color balanced and suitable for low level multiplexing. - July 24, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases Enzyme Assay for Sulfite Detection in Food and Beverage Samples

Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Sulfite Assay Kit, is a convenient and robust system optimized for the screening of the preservative sulfite that is highly prevalent in food and beverage samples. This enzyme assay uses a rapid aqueous extraction, and an enzymatic reaction that requires only 20 minutes. The kit can detect as little as 0.5 ppm of sulfite in aqueous extractions, and incorporates an innovative new format which offers more accurate results when testing “high-creep" samples. - July 10, 2015

Bioo Scientific Launches One-component, Ready-to-Use TMB to Simplify ELISA Kits and Improve Their Stability

Bioo Scientific has released the new MaxSignal® TMB (3,3’,5,5’ – tetramethylbenzidine) Microwell Substrate Solution, a stable, one-component, ready-to-use TMB formulation which simplifies ELISAs, increasing accuracy by reducing potential errors. - June 17, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases Automated NEXTflex Protocols for the Sciclone NGS Workstation

Bioo Scientific has developed and optimized automation protocols for its line of NEXTflex™ library preparation kits on the Sciclone® NGS and NGSx Workstations, including the NEXTflex™ Rapid Directional qRNA-Seq Kit, the NEXTflex™ Rapid Directional RNA-Seq Kit, the NEXTflex™ Rapid RNA-Seq Kit and the NEXTflex™ Rapid DNA-Seq Kit, delivering higher throughput and consistent results. - June 12, 2015

Bioo Scientific Recognized with 2015 Tibbetts Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will present Bioo Scientific with the 2015 Tibbetts Awards in the Medical and Life Sciences category at a White House ceremony on June 15. The 2015 Tibbetts Awards are granted to small businesses for excellence through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Bioo Scientific's award winning technology includes new methods for in vivo delivery of siRNA, miRNA, long dsRNA and other RNAi agents. - May 30, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases ELISA to Increase Sensitivity of Histamine Detection in Fish and Fish Meal

Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Histamine ELISA Test Kit is the most sensitive and rapid ELISA commercially available for the screening of histamine in fish and fish meal. The extraction method associated with this ELISA does not require heating or organic extraction steps, and the assay can be completed in as little as 40 minutes. - April 10, 2015

Bioo Scientific Unveils Bias Reducing Technology to Increase the Accuracy of Small RNA-Seq at AGBT

At the 16th Annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Meeting poster session, Bioo Scientific will present data illustrating its patent-pending randomized adapter technology, which reduces ligation bias in small RNA-Seq libraries. Dr. Masoud Toloue, VP of Genomic Research, will present “Reducing Biases Associated with Small RNA-Sequencing,” illustrating how this technology improves the quality of small RNA-Seq data. - February 26, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases Complete Library Prep Combo Kit to Improve SureSelectXT2 Target Capture

Bioo Scientific announces the launch of an Illumina-compatible library prep solution containing all reagents required upstream and downstream of probe hybridization for target capture, the NEXTflex™ Pre- and Post- Capture Combo Kit (Agilent SureSelectXT2 Compatible). This new kit is compatible with all SureSelectxt2 bait sets. - February 14, 2015

Bioo Scientific Launches Kit Offering Robust, Automation-Friendly cfDNA Isolation

Bioo Scientific releases NextPrep-Mag™ cfDNA Isolation Kit, a kit designed to extract DNA from cell free biological fluids such as blood plasma using a magnetic bead format. The procedure can be completed in 25 minutes. Libraries can be created using only 0.6 mL of plasma. - February 06, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases MaxSignal® Colistin ELISA Test Kit for the Rapid Quantitation of Colistin in Meat

Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit helps prevent the abuse of colistin, a last-line antibiotic, as an agricultural drug. The MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit is the only commercially available ELISA optimized for the screening of Colistin in meat samples including poultry, beef and pork. - January 21, 2015

Bioo Scientific Releases 18S ITS rRNA Library Prep Kit to Simplify Eukaryotic Metagenomic Studies

Bioo Scientific expands its flagship line of library preparation kits for next generation sequencing with the NEXTflex™ 18S ITS Amplicon-Seq Kit for the preparation of multiplexed amplicon libraries spanning the ITS1 and ITS2 hypervariable regions of eukaryotic 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes, permitting the fast and cost-effective characterization of uncultured fungal and micro-eukaryotic organisms. - January 10, 2015

Bioo Scientific Offers Complete Line of Sensitive ELISAs for Quinolone Residue Detection

Bioo Scientific now offers the broadest range of commercial kits for quinolone residue detection, with the launch of several new ELISAs. The AuroFlow™ Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit for Meat, the AuroFlow™ Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit for Milk and the MaxSignal® Fluoroquinolone ELISA Test Kit are rapid qualitative lateral flow assays for the detection of a broad range of flouroquinolone residues. - October 15, 2014

Bioo Scientific Features Sensitive Food Safety Solutions for Aflatoxin M1 Analysis at AOAC 2014

At the 128th AOAC Annual Meeting, Bioo Scientific will showcase its sensitive solutions for aflatoxin M1 analysis: the MaxSignal® Aflatoxin M1 ELISA Kit, the AuroFlow™ Aflatoxin M1 Strip Test Kit and the AflaPure™ Aflatoxin M1 Column Kit, at booth #117. The 128th AOAC Annual Meeting will be held September 7-10 in Boca Raton, Florida. - September 07, 2014

Bioo Scientific First to Address Small RNA-Seq Bias Concerns with Launch of New Kit

Bioo Scientific's patent pending NEXTflex™ Small RNA Sequencing Kit v2 utilizes randomized adapters to significantly reduce ligation bias from library preparation, resulting in the most accurate data available. The NEXTflex Small RNA Sequencing Kit v2 provides an easy, flexible, cost-effective solution for generating small RNA libraries for sequencing on Illumina sequencing platforms. - August 14, 2014

Bioo Scientific Secures Patent for Using Type 1 Ribosome Inactivating Proteins as Therapeutic Agents

Bioo Scientific announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued Patent 8,715,676, “Production and Uses of Type 1 Ribosome Inactivating Proteins”, on May 6, 2014. The newly issued patent describes the use of recombinant type 1 ribosome inactivating proteins as... - August 03, 2014

Bioo Scientific Launches 16S V1 – V3 rRNA Library Prep Kits for Bacterial Metagenomics Studies

Bioo Scientific’s NEXTflex™ 16S V1 – V3 Amplicon-Seq Kit simplifies bacterial metagenomics studies for sequencing on the Illumina® MiSeq platform. This kit allows users to go from sample to sequence in two hours, making it the fastest library prep kit available. Up to 384... - July 19, 2014

Bioo Scientific Launches NEXTflex Cell Free DNA-Seq Kit Optimized for ctDNA and cfDNA Library Prep

The NEXTflex™ Cell Free DNA-Seq Kit for Illumina Library Preparation is optimized for library construction from low input amounts of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) or cell free fetal DNA (cffDNA). This is the first kit optimized specifically for library construction from DNA isolated from cell... - July 04, 2014

Bioo Scientific Releases Sciclone and Biomek Protocols to Eliminate NGS Library Prep Bottlenecks

Today Bioo Scientific announced the release of high throughput automated methods for next generation sequencing library preparation on the Beckman Biomek® FX and Biomek® FXP Laboratory Automation Workstations, and the Perkin Elmer Sciclone liquid handling workstations. These protocols were... - June 20, 2014

Bioo Scientific’s Test Strips Increase the Ease and Sensitivity of Aflatoxin M1 Analysis in Milk

Bioo Scientific’s AuroFlow™ Aflatoxin M1 Strip Test Kit is a rapid, simple, cost-effective lateral flow assay, designed to detect Aflatoxin M1 residues in raw commingled cow’s milk in only 10 minutes. This strip test detects levels of aflatoxin M1 at levels as low as 0.5 ppb. The... - June 13, 2014

Bioo Scientific Receives Presidential Award for Exports

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Bioo Scientific with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the... - May 30, 2014

Bioo Scientific Offers State-of the-Art, Full Service Analytical Food Testing

Bioo Scientific is offering testing services for antibiotic, toxin, hormone and pathogen contamination in food and feed. These services provide testing capabilities to food and feed producers without laboratory infrastructure. - May 23, 2014

Bioo Scientific Launches Re-usable Cost-Effective AflaPure™ Aflatoxin Affinity Columns

Bioo Scientific’s AflaPure™ Alfatoxin Total and AflaPure™ Aflatoxin M1 Column Kits are the first commercial immunoaffinity columns for aflatoxin enrichment designed to reduce cost of lab consumables by allowing regeneration between uses. The AflaPure columns can be used up to... - April 05, 2014

Bioo Scientific Launches Strip Test to Simplify Testing for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus

Today, Bioo Scientific is releasing the NovareDx™ EHDV Strip Test Kit, the first commercial strip test for the detection of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (EHDV), an orbivirus that infects most wild and domestic ruminants. EHD is endemic in many countries, particularly affecting... - March 22, 2014

Bioo Scientific Launches Rapid Tests for EHDV Detection in Deer

Bioo Scientific launched two NovareDx™ ELISA tests today for the sensitive detection of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (EHDV) in deer and other ruminants. - March 08, 2014

Bioo Scientific Launches a Sensitive ELISA for the Detection of Amantadine Residues in Meat

Bioo Scientific is releasing the MaxSignal Amantadine ELISA Test Kit for the detection of the banned veterinary drug amantadine. This drug has been previously used to protect poultry against avian influenza, and continues to be used by some farmers despite new regulations, to improve chicken survival in overcrowded conditions. - March 08, 2014

Bioo Scientific Launches First ELISA to Screen Shrimp for Benzalkonium Chloride Contamination

Bioo Scientific has released the first commercial kit designed for the detection of benzalkonium chloride, also known as BKC, in shrimp. The new MaxSignal® Benzalkonium Chloride ELISA Test Kit can detect benzalkonium chloride in shrimp tissue to levels as low as 1 ppb. The rapid ELISA-based... - November 20, 2013

Bioo Scientific Joins Perkin Elmer’s INspiring INnovation Tour with AflaPure Aflatoxin Immunoaffinity Columns

The 2013 INspiring INnovation Tour is a nationwide series of multi-track events sponsored by Perkin Elmer dedicated to sharing scientific knowledge. These events provide an opportunity for researchers to share their ideas and experiences with others in their industries. Last year over 1100... - November 09, 2013

Bioo Scientific Honored with Technology Award

Bioo Scientific, an Austin, Texas-based biotechnology company founded in 2003, that is focused on developing and marketing life science research products, was honored yesterday with the 2013 General Motors Technology Award for Small Businesses at the 13th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards, held... - September 08, 2013

Bioo Scientific Launches Test Strips for Ractopamine and Clenbuterol Screening at AOAC 2013

Bioo Scientific will showcase new AuroFlow™ Ractopamine Strip Test Kits and AuroFlow™ RC Combo Strip Test Kits for the detection of ractopamine and clenbuterol in swine urine, at booth #118 of the 127th AOAC Annual Meeting, August 25-28 in Chicago, IL. The AuroFlow™ Ractopamine... - August 25, 2013

Bioo Scientific Hosts Food and Feed Safety Training for Cochran Fellows from Turkmenistan

Bioo Scientific recently participated as a training site in the Cochran Fellowship Program, providing training in ELISAs, lateral flow and enzymatic assays to a delegation from Turkmenistan. The Cochran Fellowship is a collaboration between the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic... - July 20, 2013

Bioo Scientific Launches Service Testing Food and Feed for Ractopamine Contamination

Bioo Scientific is pleased to now offer Ractopamine Testing Services to complement the food and feed safety line. The new tests provide cost-effective screening for ractopamine, a potent ß-agonist, in meat, animal tissue, milk, feed, urine, serum and plasma. Bioo Scientific’s... - June 27, 2013

New NEXTflex Rapid DNA-Seq Kit Offers Two-Hour NGS Library Construction from 1 ng of DNA

Bioo Scientific’s NEXTflex™ Rapid DNA-Seq Kit allows researchers to build sequencing-ready libraries for sequencing on Illumina’s sequencing platforms from as little as 1 ng of DNA in two hours or less. This kit is ideal for use with genomic DNA, as well as FFPE samples, ChIP DNA... - June 19, 2013

Bioo Scientific Launches First Kit for Molecular Indexing in RNA-Seq

Bioo Scientific introduces the NEXTflex™ qRNA-Seq™ Kit for high precision gene expression analysis by RNA-Seq. Developed in conjunction with Cellular Research Inc., this new kit efficiently generates libraries equivalent to conventional RNA-Seq libraries, but with the added feature of... - May 07, 2013

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