Whats New


  • CellDrop Cell Counters feature unique DirectPipette™ Technology to eliminate plastic slides and cumbersome hemocytometers from routine cell counting. Featuring dual fluorescence and brightfield optics, variable height sample chamber, and powerful, easy-to-use analysis software, the CellDrop enables the fastest cell counts, viability assessment, and GFP transfection efficiency measurements across the widest range of cell density, cell type and application.

The Swift Amplicon 16S+ITS Panel enables highly efficient, sensitive and specific microbial identification by targeting the 16S rRNA (V1-V9) and ITS genes in a single primer pool, along with a simple two-hour workflow.

  • Comprehensive
    -Targets the entire 16S rRNA gene (V1-V9) and the Fungal ITS1 and ITS2 genes
    – Unique multiplex PCR chemistry generates diverse clusters without PhiX or phased primers, saving up to 25% of sequencing costs
  • Fast workflow, high-quality data
    – From DNA to Illumina® compatible libraries within 2 hours
    – Faster turnaround time with 2×150 or 2×300 read lengths
  • Sensitive and Specific
    – Accurate quantification, with 100% sensitivity observed with mock microbial communities (ATCC® MSA-1003TM), and 100% specificity validated with microbial isolates.
  • Supported Applications
    – Detection and characterization of bacterial and fungal structure in complex samples
    – Metagenomics: Bacteria, Archaea, Fungi
    – Environmental: Air, Water, Wastewater
    – Agriculture: Plant microbiome, Soil – ITS for fungal
    – Microbiome: Human – skin, GI tract, stool, vagina, Plant – surface, roots and soil
    – Forensics: Microbiome to establish time of death

  • Myra Liquid Handling System 
    • A perfectly seamless workflow between the Myra liquid handling system and Mic cycler for qPCR.
    • Run Myra and Mic instruments from the one user interface. No exporting or importing of sample names required. Just setup, run, and analyse all in one location.
    • Simplified solutions for standard laboratory processes including qPCR, NGS library quantification*, and more, all available at the click of a button.
    • Setup experiments for multiple Mic cyclers using one Myra liquid handling system and analyse together in one file using the Project software feature.
    • Calibrate Myra at the click of a button. No more sticking your head under the hood and eye balling the positions. Myra does it all for you.


Swift Amplicon HS Panels enable variant calling at and below 1% frequency, with allele sensitivity dependent on the amount of input material available and the depth of sequencing. Using 10 ng of input DNA, this assay consistently detects variants at 0.5% with a recommended sequencing depth of at least 60,000x (1M reads) prior to deduplication with MIDs and 0.25% from 20 ng of input DNA.


  • Kurabo launches two new QuickGenes.  These replace the QuickGene Mini 80, 610L and 810.

QuickGene Mini 8L


QuickGene Auto12S/QuickGene-Auto24S


  • Biotium’s Gel-Bright™ LED Gel Illuminator is a light-weight, non-UV lightbox for detection of fluorescently labeled nucleic acids and protein. This patented product possesses novel features enabling imaging performance superior to that of other LED illuminators on the market. The proprietary light source and unique filter mechanism ensure optimal excitation and clear visualization of both green and red fluorescent dyes.
  • GelGreen® Agarose LE is Biotium’s ultra-pure molecular biology grade LE agarose pre-coated with GelGreen® Nucleic Acid Gel Stain. With GelGreen® Agarose, there is no need to handle concentrated fluorescent dye while preparing your gel, for greater convenience and safety.
  • GelRed® Agarose LE is  pre-coated with GelRed® Nucleic Acid Gel Stain for simple preparation of precast gels. With no need to handle concentrated fluorescent dye while preparing your gel, GelRed® Agarose offers greater convenience and safety.
  • Biotium’s New AccuBlue™ NextGen dsDNA quantitation assay provides an unprecedented level of sensitivity in dsDNA detection. With a detection limit as low as
    1 pg* DNA in a 96-well plate reader assay, AccuBlue™ NextGen outperforms rivals such as Life Technology’s PicoGreen® in accuracy and sensitivity. Specially designed for scientists who need to quantify extremely dilute or precious DNA, AccuBlue™ NextGen is ideal for use in preparing samples for applications such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and digital PCR.
  • Finally, a cost effective alternative for Sanger Sequencing consumables arrives in Australia. You’d think that running a DNA Analyzer for Sanger sequencing would be fairly easy. But what makes keeping a balanced budget while delivering quality results so difficult? The trick is to find the same quality consumables at a lower cost. Hundreds of service providers have happily made the switch to MCLAB for their sequencing consumable needs. Now we would like to offer you a chance to join this elite team of budget optimizing gurus. Choose from the list of newly launched and recently re-formulated reagents that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. We guarantee you will see the difference in helping you reach your budget goals without losing the quality in your results.
  • New Accel-Amplicon™ BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panel – all in One Amplicon Solution
    The Accel-Amplicon BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panel offers comprehensive coverage of the entire coding sequence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Utilizing 246 amplicons with an average size of 148 bp, this panel generates targeted libraries compatible with Illumina® and Ion Torrent™ sequencing platforms. The unique design of the Accel-Amplicon BRCA1 and BRCA2 Panel enables compatibility with FFPE and cfDNA samples. This panel is also suited for research focused on detecting clinically-relevant allele variants in DNA from circulating tumor cells (CTCs). This product is a complete kit that includes all components necessary for generating ready-to-sequence libraries, including primer pairs and indexed sequencing adapters.
  • New Accel-Amplicon BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 Panel – All in One Amplicon Solution
    The Accel-Amplicon BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 Panel offers comprehensive coverage of the entire coding sequence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes as well as coverage of all coding exons and 5’ and 3’ UTR regions of PALB2 (partner and localizer of BRCA2). Utilizing 302 amplicons with an average size of 149 bp, this panel generates targeted libraries compatible with Illumina and Ion Torrent sequencing platforms. The unique design of the Accel-Amplicon BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 Panel enables compatibility with FFPE and cfDNA samples. This panel is also suited for research focused on detecting clinically-relevant allele variants in DNA from circulating tumor cells (CTCs). This product is a complete kit that includes all components necessary for generating ready-to-sequence libraries, including primer pairs and indexed sequencing adapters.
  • Kurabo introduces the QuickGene Mini 480 – with maximum throughput of up to 48 samples per run.