On this page we will display any new information or press releases that are relevant to Ngaio and/or our products. We will endeavour to update this page regularly, so check back soon.
Coris Bioconcept GDH RapidFebruary 2012
We are pleased to advise the new Coris GDH Rapid Test is now available. The test, which includes sampling devices, offers a quick, accurate and cost effective method for screening for C.difficile in faecal samples prior to toxin testing by Elisa or molecular methods. Studies confirm this new test is at least as sensitive as other products available. For more information on the Coris GDH Rapid please click here.
Norovirus Rapid TestFebruary 2012
Microgen Bioproducts have released NOROSCREEN, a rapid lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Norovirus antigen in faeces. Noroscreen Rapid Cassette detects and differentiates Norovirus Genogroup 1 and Genogroup 2. The test is simple and quick to perform and has a clear distinct reaction lines with a clean background.
New Website!December 2011
New Website. Welcome to our new website, we hope you like the changes and the fresh new layout. Please feel free to email us with your comments and suggestions.
Direct-zol ™ RNA MiniPrepNovember 2011
Now available. High quality RNA directly with Direct-zol ™ RNA MiniPrep without phase separation or precipitation. Simply add sample in Tri-Reagent ® or similar directly to Zymo-Spin column, spin, wash and elute high quality, ready to use RNA. For further information and a trial sample kit please contact us.
Two more Bioer GenePro Thermal Cyclers installed in New Zealand.February 2010
Ngaio is appointed Distributor for Hygiena.December 2009
Hygiena is a microbiology company with over 30 years experience in developing rapid solutions for the food and beverage, healthcare and life science industries.
First Bioer GenePro Thermal Cycler is installed in a New Zealand lab.November 2009
Excellent performance, small footprint and a great price.
Ngaio are appointed Distributor for Microgen Bioproducts for the Clinical Market segmentAugust 2009
New Product: pLUG® -Multi TA- Cloning Vector from iNtRON BiotechnologyJune 2008
- High cloning efficiency
- High percentage of true white colony : DCSTM Technology
- Credible blue/white colony selection : DCSTM Technology
- Rapid procedure (rapid ligation) : 10min~15min
- Allowing convenient sequencing (M13 forward / reverse priming sites)
- Allowing easy re-cloning to another vector : Mirror-repeat Pattern
Click here for more information.
Ngaio appointed as Microgen Bioproducts DistributorDecember 2007
Ngaio Diagnostics are delighted to be appointed as Microgen Bioproducts distributor for NZ industrial, research and veterinary microbiology laboratories. Microgen manufacture a arrange of quality microbiology products including Bacterial Identification Systems, Rapid Culture Confirmation assays and the new Path-Chek rapid method for detection of potential pathogens from surfaces. We are very pleased to add the Microgen range to our product portfolio and look forward to supporting this brand in NZ.
CombiScreen PLUS Urine Dip Strips with ascorbic acid protected blood and glucose pad
Ascorbic acid, with its reducing characteristics, has influence on the oxidation reactions of the blood and glucose test pad and can reduce the sensitivity of the test and, in case of high ascorbic acid concentrations, even lead to false-negative results. The new production technology of the pads protects these from interference of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The most popular Analyticon dipstrips, Combi-Screen 5 + L and the Combi-Screen 11 SYS are now available from Ngaio in the new PLUS format.
Ngaio has been appointed distributor for Bioer Technology in New ZealandMay 2007
Ngaio Diagnostics are pleased to be appointed New Zealand Distributor for the Bioer Technology range of Thermal Cyclers, Shaking Incubator and Heating/Cooling Blocks. Bioer Technology makes high quality thermal cyclers with innovative features. They represent excellent value for the research laboratory. Bioer products are marketed in many countries under the Bioer name and also on an OEM basis. The range features the Little Genius, XP Cycler and Line-Gene Real Time PCR detection system.
Ngaio appointed as distributor for iNtRON BiotechnologyApril 2007
Ngaio has been appointed exclusive distributor for iNtRON Biotechnology of Korea. iNtRON’s products add significantly to our molecular biology portfolio with high quality products at competitive prices.
Ngaio appointed New Zealand Distributor for Zymo ResearchSeptember 2006
Ngaio Diagnostics are very pleased to advise that they have been appointed NZ Distributors for Zymo Research of USA. Since 1994 Zymo Research Corporation has supplied researchers with innovative tools to make simple, rapid, ultra-pure nucleic acid purification possible. Zymo’s DNA Clean and Concentrator™ and Zymoclean™ product lines have set the industry standard for rapid DNA cleanup and concentration from liquid and agaroses gel samples.
Recently Zymo’s EZ DNA Methylation Kit™ has received significant attention from researchers requiring a precise and accurate tool for determining DNA methylation status.
Ngaio appointed Distributor for Rosco DiagnosticaSeptember 2006
Ngaio appointed Distributor for Rosco Diagnostica Rosco Diagnostica are well recognised manufacturers of products for susceptibility testing and bacterial identification. Their Neo-Sensitabs ™ range has a wide range of susceptibility discs including more than 120 antibiotics and antifungals. Specialist discs for detection of ESBL’s etc are also available.
Neo-Sensitabs™ are manufactured by a dry process using crystalline antimicrobials leading to a very stable and homogeneous product. Discs are stored at room temperature and have long shelf life.
Bacterial Idenification products include Roscozym™, Staph-zym™ and Rosco Diatabs™. Roscozym™ is a 4-hour or overnight system for easy identification of Enterbacteriaceae. For more details on the Rosco product range please see www.rosco.dk.
Ngaio appointed as distributor for Bio-Art SA/NVMay 2006
Bio-Art SA/NV develops, manufactures and distributes rapid diagnostic tests for the human healthcare sector and for industrial microbiology applications. (detection of food borne pathogens)
Ngaio and Remel part companyFebruary 2006
Oxoid UK has made a decision to market the Remel range of products in New Zealand through Oxoid NZ. This means Ngaio will no longer be distributing Remel product. While Ngaio is disappointed at the ending of a long relationship with Remel and Alexon-Trend prior, we are excited by the opportunities this change offers. We are now free to select, products at least equivalent and in many cases superior to those previously offered from Remel. These new products are all competitively priced. Please see the our products section for full details of our new suppliers and business partners and contact us for further information.
Ngaio appointed as Distributor for Pro-Lab DiagnosticsNovember 2005
Ngaio Diagnostics appointed New Zealand Distributor for Pro-Lab Diagnostics. Ngaio is delighted to be able to offer the Prolex range of latex agglutination kits from Pro-Lab Diagnostics, especially the Prolex Blue Strep Typing Kit. This market leading kit features rapid extraction, rapid agglutination and excellent performance. Please contact us for full details of the Pro-Lab range.
Ngaio appointed Distributor for TechlabNovember 2005
Ngaio Diagnostics is now exclusive Distributor for Techlab in New Zealand. Techlab develops, manufactures and distributes intestinal diagnostics worldwide. Of particular note are kits for Clostridium difficile toxins, Giardia and Cryptosporidium kits. Techlab also have a new kit Giardia/Cryptosporidium Chek that enables simultaneous screening of both Giardia and Cryptosporidium. This kit features monoclonal antibodies and is FDA registered and CE marked. Contact us for more information on the Techlab range.
Ngaio appointed Distributor for SifinOctober 2005
Ngaio Diagnostics has been appointed exclusive New Zealand Distributor for Sifin of Germany. Sifin manufacture a range of premium quality antisera for Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia and Coli diagnosis. These antisera are composed of a mixture of rabbit antisera and monoclonal antibodies, or solely of monoclonal antibodies. Test reagents which only contain monoclonal antibodies carry SIFIN’s product name Enteroclon.
Ngaio appointed Distributor for HiMedia LaboratoriesOctober 2005
Ngaio Diagnostics announce that they are New Zealand Distributor for HiMedia Laboratories. HiMedia Laboratories produce an extensive range of Dehydrated Culture Media, as well as Bacterial ID Systems, Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests and general microbiology reagents.
Ngaio Diagnostics have movedMay 2005
We have moved but not far! Our new address is 81 Halifax Street East, Nelson. These premises give us much more room for office space, better stock storage facilities and room to grow. All contact details remain the same.
Paul Howe to join Ngaio DiagnosticsNovember 2004
Ngaio Diagnostics welcomes Paul Howe. Paul is a qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist with extensive experience in clinical and research laboratories in New Zealand and overseas and he will be a valuable addition to the Ngaio Team. Prior to joining Ngaio, Paul was Charge Scientist, Microbiology Department in Northland Pathology Laboratory, Whangarei, New Zealand.
Ngaio Diagnostics finalist in 2004 Commerce Nelson Business AwardsOctober 2004
Ngaio Diagnostics are delighted to again have been a finalist in the Large Business category of the 2004 Commerce Nelson Business Awards. Submitting an entry to the Awards is very important to Ngaio Diagnostics. It is an excellent opportunity to gain feedback from both our customers and suppliers.
Nelson Marlborough Health Services order 2 Combi-Scan 500 urine dip strip analysersFebruary 2004
NMHS has decided to replace 2 aging urine dip strip analysers with new Combi-Scan 500 instruments sourced from Ngaio Diagnostics. These are the first 2 new Combi-Scan 500′s to be installed in New Zealand. For more info on this new analyser, please click here.