Latest News

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.

GenDX partners with Ngaio Diagnostics

February 2021

We have been appointed by GenDX as their our exclusive distributor for New Zealand.

This is an exciting step for Ngaio to cement our relationship with the market leaders in transplant diagnostics. We have already received and delivered our first consignment of product from GenDX which is now in lab and ready to be used. Being a critical supply cog of such a crucial product makes all of us at Ngaio proud to be doing what we are doing.

Ngaio will also assist GenDX in Australia when and where required.

Bladder Cancer Diagnostics – KDx URO17 the new go to assay

September 2020

At Ngaio we want to offer the latest and best performing products to our customers. With our new partnership with KDx diagnostics we have done just that for Bladder Cancer Diagnostics.

KDx URO17 is the worlds most sensitive and specific test for bladder cancer. Call Ngaio to recieve product details including independent studies.

Ngaio partners with Biomedica to supply world class kits into NZ

September 2020

Ngaio is pleased to have been able to facilitate a NZ researchers work by helping with supply of Biomedica kits to further their work. On review of the Biomedica product range and discussing with industry experts we’re even more excited to have been able to form an agreement to distribute Biomedica products into New Zealand into the future.

Biomedica products are world leading and offer competitive pricing.

Review Biomedica product range here

We encourage you to speak to us about your requirements  – chances are we can help with supply.

Rotor Gene users now have affordable plasticware options.

June 2020

Ngaio has secured the exclusive NZ distribution rights for Sapphire Scientific Plasticware range.

Sapphire are the original plastic-ware manufacturers for Rotor Gene systems, and have now fired back up their moulds and are producing the highest quality plastics at very competitive products.

Ngaio has stock and can supply these as when required at extremely competitive pricing.

Give Sai a call to discuss your requirements and he’ll sort you out.

Ngaio partners with Centrego Limited

May 2020

On-Site Sanitiser and Cleaner production systems

Ngaio has always had a focus on supplying products which enhance or better our customers lives, research and day to day activities. As such we are really excited to have partnered with Centrego Limited as the exclusive New Zealand supplier of the Toucan product range.

The systems offer on site production of sanitiser and cleaner, which not only offers significant cost and performance benefits, but also offer environmental and safety benefits which all sites can benefit from.

We’re able to help with any requirement with a range of systems able to cope with requirements from domestic to commercial operations.

Contact Gavin to discuss your requirements further and he will be able to recommend the appropriate system for your requirements.



March 2020

As an essential business supplying to pathology & food labs, and other essential services, Ngaio Diagnostics will remain open during lockdown.

Please be aware that Ngaio has chosen to have a majority of staff to be home based during this period and have a smaller than usual team based in our offices. As such, all your requirements will be attended to in as prompt a fashion as possible. Our priority will be given to fulfillment of orders during this period.

Please also be aware that there may be small delays due to reduced freight services throughout new Zealand. Our freight contractors are working to keep any delays to an absolute minimum.

Some items directly related to Covid-19 testing, or restricted due to manufacturing capacity at this time have been backordered from our international suppliers. We will endeavor to supply these promptly once available.

The Ngaio team will do our best during these times. If you have any questions, then please feel free to call us.

Take care everyone.

ASI Spectral Imaging products available from Ngaio

November 2019

With our growing presence in the histology market, both clinical and research, the time was right to find a world leading partner for spectral imaging systems. ASI fits the bill being a forward thinking company with products that are cutting edge and offer labs a market leading product.

We’re pleased to be able to offer an alternative to what is available currently, and not only offer competitive supply but also systems which significant performance benefits.

EnSURE Touch – NZ says ‘YES PLEASE’

October 2019

Over the past six months the Ngaio team has been busy launching and introducing NZ to the new Hygiena EnSURE Touch (or ETouch for short). Simply put we can’t be happier with the uptake and feedback to the performance, ease-of-use and cutting edge software.

We have had customers previously using all other major brands make the switch to Hygiena ETouch as they too see the huge benefits this system offers.

If you’re thinking about ATP, or would like an upgrade from a current system then give us a call to talk through your options.

Zeutec partner with Ngaio for NZ supply

June 2019

Zeutec, global leaders in NIR technology partner with Ngaio for distribution into the New Zealand market. This exciting news gives NZ customers access to Zeutecs world leading instrumentation, with Ngaios local support. With dedicated instruments for Wine, Beer, Food, Cider, Flour, Feed, Meat, Grain, Oil, Sugar, Spirits, Chemicals and more.


Ngaio bring PROCOMCURE to NZ

May 2019

Ngaio and Procomcure now offer NZ molecular labs the highest quality PCR / qPCR reagents on the market. Austrian manufactured to the highest quality standard procomcures wide range of products offer a solution for almost all scenarios.

Wonder if Procomcure will suit you? It will, and we are so confident we’ll give you a sample kit free of charge. Give Ngaio a call to discuss.

Dako – Ngaio becomes exclusive NZ supply partner

April 2018

Dako (a division of Agilent) and Ngaio Diagnostics agree on an exclusive distribution agreement for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Supply of Dako products into New Zealand is effective immediately.

The team at Ngaio are very excited about this opportunity. For further information feel free to contact us.


Agdia now distributed by Ngaio in NZ

July 2017

Ngaio is very pleased to announce that Agdia has now appointed Ngaio as their a local supply channel for their extensive range of market leading plant pathogen and GMO testing solutions. Ngaio is excited at the prospect of servicing this industry, and continue to supply our existing and new customers with world leading products and a top class service.

Learn more about Agdia at and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Streck announce Ngaio as their exclusive NZ agents for Molecular Products

March 2017

Streck and Ngaio are pleased to announce Ngaio Diagnostics as their new exclusive NZ agents for their Molecular product range.

This is an exciting development for Ngaio and our customers as we bring Strecks unique range to NZ shores.

The Streck molecular portfolio includes innovation stabilisation products, antibiotic resistance kits, and their market leading Zulu RT Real-time PCR system.

Speak to Ngaio about your interest in the Streck product range.

Sy-Labs’ Molecular and Electric Microbial Testing Systems

March 2017

Ngaio can now assist with Sy-Labs unique and beneficial systems for microbial testing.

Sy-Lab offers two ranges of Microbial Testing products which include Electric Microbial Detection systems and Molecular Flow based detection systems (RiboFlow).

RiboFlow technology is an exciting advancement for the food industry given it offers end users a rapid molecular detection systems with no capital investment. RiboFlow tests also differentiate between live and dead organisms where traditional molecular methods can not.

Speak to Ngaio to learn more about the Sy-Lab range.


MyGo real-time PCR Instruments released in NZ

December 2016

Ngaio now supplying MyGo real-time PCR instruments to the NZ market.

IT-IS Life Science Limited, makers of MyGo real-time PCR Instruments, was founded and staffed by people with a passion for technology. For over 10 years IT-IS has been delivering high performance technology for real-time PCR. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from molecular biology to software engineering, IT-IS provides products from bespoke system development to off the shelf MyGo real-time PCR machines.


Ngaio bring Biogamma Reagents from Italy to NZ

May 2016

Ngaio are exited to add a new line of products to our range and offer NZ laboratories a beneficial solution to the reagents they are using currently.

Biogamma is a chemical manufacturing company offering instruments and a complete range of Stable Liquid Reagents (SLR) ready to use for:

  • Oenology
  • food & beverage
  • clinical chemistry
  • electrophoresis
  • occupational medicine

If you’re using any reagents, then Ngaio WILL be able to assist with market leading products at extremely competitive pricing.


Ngaios’ redesigned website goes live

March 2016

We’ve redesigned our website to include product pages so you’ll have a better idea of how we can help you.

So far Hygiene Testing, Food Feed & Water, Point of Care and Veterinary have been updated. Molecular and Clinical & Industrial products coming soon.

Remember though, if you don’t see what you want on one of the pages do contact us and discuss your requirements further. Chances are we’ll be able to help.

BÜHLMANN signs Ngaio Diagnostics as their NZ agents

July 2015

We are extremely pleased to announce that Ngaio is now the exclusive NZ agent for BÜHLMANN offering a new range of products to our customers.

BÜHLMANN is the leading calprotectin company, offering the broadest calprotectin product range on the market. This range includes the automatable BÜHLMANN fCAL™ ELISA and the quantitative Quantum Blue® Calprotectin rapid tests. For automation on ELISA robots BÜHLMANN continuously offer new CE-marked protocols for their BÜHLMANN fCAL™ ELISA, combined with their easy, safe and clean stool sampling and extraction CALEX® Cap device.

BÜHLMANN has also launched its newest innovation the IBDoc® Calprotectin Home Testing Solution, allowing the patient to test calprotectin levels at home using a smart phone.

Sai joins the Ngaio team

April 2015

Sai Palagummi has joined the Ngaio team and will be looking after our Molecular Biology customers.

Sai has a background in biological research and is very at home in the lab after completing a BSc in Zoology; MSc in Zoology; MSc in Forensic Science; and PhD in Forensic Science. We are excited to have Sai on board and look forward him to meeting with you, and helping to find you benefical solutions to make your life easier.

Trovan – Microchips of unparalleled quality

February 2015

Ngaio now represent Trovan microchips for the NZ companion animal market.

Trovan have revolutionised microchip design resulting in a product with fewer than one third the components of a conventional microchip, thereby ensuring superior reliability of the transponders over time. Trovan microchips make use of a patented direct bonding technology which results in a more durable connection between the integrated circuit and the antenna, also contributing to the product’s superior reliability. Trovan microchips are made with laser encoded integrated circuits. Laser programmed ICs are less susceptible to electromagnetic interference which can potentially harm EEPROM (programmable) microchip configurations. This greater reliability makes Trovan the logical choice for use in companion animals, offering unmatched dependability and assuring peace of mind for veterinarians and pet owners alike.

Ngaio Diagnostics appointed Optigene Distributor in New Zealand

February 2014

OptiGene has developed innovative products that support sensitive and specific detection of bacteria and viruses for use in the fields of plant health, food safety, veterinary medicine, environmental monitoring and healthcare.  Bio-defence and forensics are also key markets that OptiGene addresses, either directly or through its growing network of international distributors.  The company has exploited its expertise in both instrument design and enzymology to develop a sophisticated open platform that will support all isothermal amplification methods.  Ultra-sensitive molecular detection that has been constrained to laboratory use by highly-qualified personnel and taking hours to complete can now be deployed to point of application and run with very little training, producing results in single minutes.

The Genie II instrument is the flagship product of OptiGene and has been in full production since the spring of 2011.  Genie II is now found in a variety of diagnostic settings around the world.  It is supported by specially-designed plastic strips that have lockable caps and that are easy to handle.  Enzymes are available in the form of several master mixes that feature combinations of high-speed operation, inherent RT activity and thermo stability.  A continuous programme of development is maintained at OptiGene in order to satisfy the evolving demands of its customers and the wider market.  New instruments are planned that will include a smaller device that will suit on-site use and more sophisticated optical arrangements that can support multiplexed assays.  Improvements in the company’s enzymes are on-going with faster and more stable master mixes planned for release.  OptiGene can also offer to develop variants of its products on behalf of OEM customers and these can adopt the customer’s corporate branding and include special features.

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Hygiena Micro-Snap Product Range

September 2013

Micro-Snap is a rapid test for detection and enumeration of specific bacteria. The test uses a novel bioluminogenic test reaction that generates light when enzymes that are characteristic of specific bacteria react with specialized substrates to produce light. The light generating signal is then quantified in a sensitive, hand held Luminometer. Results are available in 1 to 7 hours, depending upon required level of detection. Single figure organisms can be detected in 7 hours, enabling Micro-Snap to give results in the same working day or shift.

Applications include, production surface monitoring, raw materials and finished product testing and it can be used with solids, liquids and filterable products.

Benefits of Micro-Snap include:

  • Results in 7 hours or less.
  • Low levels of detection.
  • Pass/Fail result at required detection levels are easy to understand.
  • Quantitative results (CFU counts)
  • Qualitative results (presence/absence)
  • Equivalent results to other culturing methods.
  • No specific sample preparation required.
  • Independently validated.

For further information :

7.0 L Micro aerophilic Gas Generating packs

May 2013

We now have this product in stock. Save time and money, please contact us for details.

Glucose Monitoring in Dogs and Cats

May 2013

VetAll Diagnostics have released a new meter for companion animal glucose testing. This meter gives an accurate test result using only 5uL of blood and 5 seconds test time. The meter is specifically calibrated for dogs and cats, meters calibrated for human use will underestimate glucose levels in cats and dogs. Please contact us for more details or Click here

Direct Load Precast Protein Gel from ACTGene

April 2013

Direct load dirty crude sample onto gel and get sharp bands. One year room temperature storage shelf life. Learn more

Instant Agarose Tablets from ACTGene

April 2013

Quick ,convenient and cost effective. Samples available on request. Learn more.

Coris Bioconcept GDH Rapid

February 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 Test

February 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 MiniPrep

November 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 segment

August 2009

New Product: pLUG® -Multi TA- Cloning Vector from iNtRON Biotechnology

June 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 Distributor

December 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.


May 2007

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 Zealand

May 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 Biotechnology

April 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 Research

September 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 Diagnostica

September 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

Ngaio appointed as distributor for Bio-Art SA/NV

May 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 company

February 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 Diagnostics

November 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 Techlab

November 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 Sifin

October 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 Laboratories

October 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 moved

May 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 Diagnostics

November 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 Awards

October 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 analysers

February 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.