Norgen Biotek was founded in 1998 by Dr. Yousef Haj Ahmad. The company is located in a state-of-the-art 24,000 square foot facility in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, a few blocks from Brock University. Norgen is an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and Illumina Propel certified fully integrated Canadian biotechnology company focused on developing sample collection, sample preparation and sample detection products, as well as providing comprehensive research services to the scientific community. Norgen's ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications demonstrate its commitment to manufacturing and selling high quality products, as well as a commitment to continuously improve the company, products and quality management system. The Illumina Propel certification highlights Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) ability to support genetic and genomic research and provide high-quality services to customers.
Norgen has over thirty issued and pending patents. Norgen has developed a unique platform technology based on a proprietary resin/matrix with many applications, including the purification, concentration and clearance of DNA, RNA, microRNA, proteins and exosomes from various types of samples. The efficient purification of these macromolecules is often the first step in diagnostics and in hundreds of molecular biology applications that drive the discovery of genomics and proteomics. The novelty of this technology has been recognized by the National Research Council by awarding Norgen the prestigious “Innovation Leader Award 2003”.
Production capacity, contract production and OEM
Norgen develops and manufactures all products, including isolation and purification kits, sample collection and storage devices, molecular diagnostics kits and NGS kits. Not only do they manufacture all of the reagents and solutions for these kits, they also manufacture the spin columns associated with these kits. Norgen has a fully equipped production facility, including an ISO Class 5 certified cleanroom used for filling high capacity liquids. Norgen also has vast expertise in OEM and contract manufacturing of kits and reagents for the molecular biology and diagnostics markets. This includes custom manufacturing of complete purification/isolation kits, sample collection and preservation devices, as well as molecular biological reagents, including buffers and RNA/DNA standards. Norgen's contract manufacturing services are tailored to the needs of each individual and they are fully committed to providing high quality products and services. Together with Norgen, we offer best-in-class products, fast delivery times and personal, highly competent and unparalleled services.Read more