Press release: Lybe Scientific enters into supply agreement with major fish health laboratory

June 18th 2024

Lybe Scientific has entered into a supply agreement with a major aquaculture diagnostic laboratory. Lybe will supply the newly developed kit for aquaculture diagnostics NAxtra™ 2.0 Aquaculture NA (nucleic acid) extraction kit to a large fish health laboratory. The NAxtra™ 2.0 Aquaculture NA extraction kit is a magnetic bead-based product intended for DNA and RNA extraction from various types of fish samples (e.g. kidney, gills, liver, milt, swabs, blood and roe liquid) in addition to filter samples from e.g filtered sea water. The kit is developed to facilitate fast and sensitive recovery of pure and high integrity nucleic acids for analysis by down-stream applications like for example qRT-PCR and next-generation sequencing.

The product is tailored for aquaculture applications and marks an important milestone for Lybe Scientific entering into new market areas:

“We are committed to offering high quality and efficient solutions for laboratories and are excited to see that our products are appreciated also among customers within new industries like the aquaculture sector. Aquaculture is an important industry both in Norway and internationally and we are delighted to see that the NAxtra™ 2.0 Aquaculture kit has improved the diagnostic pipelines for this aquaculture laboratory. Optimizing fish diagnostic pipelines will ultimately contribute to improved fish health and Lybe Scientific is proud to contribute to this.”

                                                                                                              Tonje Steigedal, CEO Lybe Scientific

About Lybe Scientific

Lybe Scientific is a Norwegian biotechnology company dedicated to deliver high quality and efficient sample preparation products. Lybe’s 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. The company develops a platform technology for superior quality nanoparticle-based nucleic acid extraction products tailored to a wide selection of sample types and applications. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.