Authored by: Olaf Simmat

SARS-CoV-2 research & diagnostic

When working in SARS-CoV-2-research and diagnostic, reliable results are extremely important.

The BioShake D30-T elm simplify and improve your automated DNA/RNA extraction workflows – today and in the future. It offers best mixing and temperature behavior for the standard 96 MagBead RNA Kits, developed and verified in close collaboration with the world's best automation partners.  

Let BioShake work for you, while you plan your next test or experiment!

Reliable Detection of Pathogen DNA/RNA

Zymo Research is supporting the COVID-19 efforts around the world by providing sample collection, extraction, and an RT-PCR workflow for COVID-19 testing. For high-throughput, automatable options, the Quick- DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead kit is recommended. The Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead kit comes pre-scripted on the Tecan DreamPrep NAP™ workstation featuring Zymo Research. QInstruments supports the magnet bead workflow with its patended mixing technology, integrated in BioShake D30-T elm.


  • High quality extraction of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Ready for analysis.
  • Simple protocol for High-throughput Automated extraction
  • Fast 1-2 hours for 96 samples


Automation Notes:

The following recommended hardware and consumables are immediately deployable with scripts developed by Zymo Research:

  • Tecan Fluent
  • Plate Magnet 96 MAGNUM FLX ALPAQUA
  • BioShake D30-T elm (Tecan 30125516)
  • Block Adapter Plate QInstr. Nunc 96 2ML (Tecan 30150449)
  • Nunc™ 96-Well Polypropylene DeepWell™ Storage Plates, 2 ml (Thermo. 278743)
  • Hard-Shell® Low-Profile, Thin-Wall, Skirted 96-Well PCR Plates (Bio-Rad HSP-9631)
  • 1.5 ml reagent tubes (Eppendorf, 022363204)
  • DITI LIHA 50µL CONDU.FIL. 2304 PCE. SBS (Tecan 30057813)
  • DITI LIHA 200µL CONDU.FIL. 2304 PCE. SBS (Tecan 30057815)
  • DITI LIHA 1000µL CONDU.FIL. 2304 PCE. SBS (Tecan 30057817)
  • LIHA DITI SBS Box Refill Small 10PCE. (Tecan 30058506)
  • LIHA DITI SBS Box Refill Large 10PCE. (Tecan 30058507)
  • Trough Disposable 25ML PP 120PCE. (Tecan 30055743)
  • Trough Disposable100ML PP Grey 108 PCE. (Tecan 10613049)

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Important protocols & links

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