Lybe Scientific

High quality life science and diagnostic products

Manufacturer of products for nucleic acid extraction

Our products

NAxtra™ nucleic acid extraction kit (CE IVD)

SARS-CoV-2 | Respiratory diseases | Sexually transmitted diseases

NAxtra™ is a magnetic bead-based technology intended for RNA and DNA extraction from human nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swab samples, saliva, urine or vaginal swab samples. The product should be used for isolation and purification of bacterial or viral nucleic acids preparing clinical samples for downstream qualitative diagnostics and analysis, such as PCR and next- generation sequencing.

Read more about NAxtra™ here

Our advantages

High quality products

Developed by our experienced
scientific team.

In-house manufacture

Secure and robust
worldwide delivery.

Protocols

Protocols for manual and open automation systems (e.g. King Fisher Duo/Flex, Tecan Fluent 1080, Biomek i7 and Hamilton Microlab STAR).

Fast extraction

Fast extraction of nucleic acid using automated liquid handing robots (<15 min).

Attractive price

Highly attractive pricing.

About us

Lybe Scientific is based on patent pending technology originating from strong research groups within molecular medicine, nanotechnology and chemical engineering at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) located in Trondheim, Norway.

We have established an ISO13485 Quality Management System and our products for diagnostic use will be CE IVD-marked in compliance with The In Vitro Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/746 (IVDR). Our vision is to develop cost effective solutions for a wide range of life science and clinical diagnostic purposes.

Quality policy: Lybe Scientific develops, manufactures and sells In vitro diagnostic products that meet or exceed hospital requirements for qualitative molecular diagnostic products. Research and Development runs alongside the production to continuously enhance and improve the performance of the products. Company aims to produce high quality products that can be offered at competitive price levels due to efficient production methods. Company complies with the applicable regulatory requirements and ensure that effectiveness of the Quality Management System is maintained throughout the organization.

Industrial partnership

We are open to strategic partnership and OEM supply of kits and/or beads.

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Collaborators

Supported by

Technology

Our first product NAxtra™ nucleic acid extraction kit (CE IVD) was the preferred solution for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics in Norway with more than 10 million reaction units sold.

We have a platform technology for superior quality nanoparticle-based extraction products tailored to a wide selection of sample types and applications.

Platform Technology – nanoparticles:

  • Silica-coated iron oxide beads with excellent monodispersity.
  • Carboxylic-coated iron oxide beads tailored to e.g NGS Applications.
  • Highly reproducible and high yield production processes.

Workflow using our products

Product portfolio development plan

Sample types in pipeline

  • Tissue
  • Serum
  • Plasma
  • Whole blood
  • Faeces
  • Sputum
  • Broncho alveolar lavage (BRL)
  • Liquid based cytology (LBC) specimen
  • Other

Applications for use

  • Library prep
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Gastrointestinal pathogens
  • Tuberculosis
  • Meningitis
  • Sepsis
  • Drug resistance
  • Transplant screening
  • Genotyping
  • Cancer
  • Other

Our team

Tonje Steigedal, PhD
CEO

Entrepreneur and deep-tech business developer within the medical technology and life science area.

Sten Even Erlandsen, MSc
Quality Manager & Inventor

Experienced engineer with extensive competence on genetic, biological and molecular technologies, next generation sequencing and biobanks.

Sirsha Bandyopadhyay, PhD
Production engineer

Specialist within magnetic nanoparticles and chemical engineering processes.

Ahmad Bin Ashar, MSc
Production engineer

Specialist within magnetic nanoparticles and chemical engineering processes.

Professor Magnar Bjørås
Principal Scientist & Inventor

Experienced scientist within genome dynamics, infectious diseases, and molecular microbiology.

Hallgeir Bergum
Head of Sales and Marketing

Senior sales manager specialized on technical sales within reagents, consumables and instruments for the life science and diagnostic sector.

Assoc Prof. Sulalit Bandyopadhyay
CTO & Inventor

Specialist within magnetic nanoparticles, functional nanomaterials, chemical engineering, scaling and production process optimization.

Mårten Wigstøl, MBA
Strategic advisor & Chairman

Senior executive with extensive experience within sample preparation, financial transactions including IPO’s, private placements, M&As and company sales.

Eivind Andersen
Board member

Senior technology transfer specialist with a strong track-record within licensing, commercialization and building university start-ups.