Monday, 3 December 2018

Biolytic introduces the Dr. Oligo 192c – their latest and most advanced synthesizer at a lower price


Fremont, California – December 3, 2018 – Biolytic Lab Performance Inc. is proud to announce their latest high throughput oligo synthesizer, the Dr. Oligo 192c, built on Biolytic’s Molecule Synthesis Platform. 

Now restructured with all the same principles and key design aspects that have allowed them to become the world’s fastest in oligonucleotide synthesis, the 192c incorporates a multitude of enhancements to new and existing Biolytic features.  

As the demand for highly parallel synthesis of standard and modified oligos has expanded – many labs needing 20 to 30 instruments just to keep up – Biolytic continuously designs instruments to accommodate the growing market. The 192c is no exception. It synthesizes up to 192 high quality oligos in one run, and is fast, secure and compact. This new instrument was built for operation in research and production facilities. 

After evaluating needs in the market, the company’s Founder and President, Tom Demmitt, says there were two main objectives behind the creation of the Dr. Oligo 192c. First, “it was time to redesign our original instrument to incorporate all of the enhancements we added to the basic design over the years,” and second, “cost reduction.” The 192c is Biolytic’s most affordable synthesizer. It came to life through innovative ideas of quality improvement and upgraded features, but most importantly, cost-efficiency. This has allowed them to provide all the key functions of their previous design – along with improved user experience, increased efficiency and outstanding reliability – all at a reduced price for their customers. “Reducing capital equipment costs cuts down expenses and allows labs to expand faster, which many of our customers are looking to do,” says Demmitt. 

Another highlight of the 192c is a revamped reagent delivery system. It was designed with modern control boards and software, along with a more efficient layout and smaller valves to eliminate unnecessary waste. Demmitt shared, “these adjustments have allowed us to make accurate and consistent dispensing volumes down to 2ul.” 


Dr. Oligo 192c Features: 

1. 40%* reduction in total volume, taking up a fraction of the space in your lab

2. Flexibility with up to 10 reagents (4 standard amidites and 6 special amidites)

3. Secure Bottle Containment System

  • – Bottles isolated behind a transparent door to ensure safety of the instrument and its operators 
  • – Sealed catch tray leads directly to waste 

4. Built on Biolytic’s Molecule Synthesis Platform

  • – Open protocols 
  • – Consistent delivery of reagents
  • – Hardware monitoring system
  • – Secure and encrypted 
  • – Open and driverless hardware support 

5. Driverless Biolytic Control Boards

  • – Antistatic and shockproof design 
  • – On-board timing 
  • – Valve short & valve flood protection 
  • – Real-time valve monitoring 

6. Industry leading design for simple maintenance

7. Side-by-side slider plate windows for improved visibility of reaction plates

8. Biolytic Certified Instrument Training

*Excludes slider plate


About Biolytic

Biolytic® Lab Performance, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells the most advanced oligo synthesizers in the world. Founded in 1993 by four of the leading experts in the biotech instrument service industry, Biolytic continues to provide superior quality, innovative products and esteemed services that push the limits of research and technology.

Customers all over the world use nucleic acids produced by our Dr. Oligo synthesizers for their own unique purposes. From applications like oligonucleotide and gene synthesis, genetic test kits, PCR/RT-PCR, siRNA/RNAi, miRNA, CRISPR Cas9, and DNA/RNA sequencing – to broader areas like evolutionary history, forensics, immunotherapy, diagnostic and therapeutic research – to high-throughput screening, natural product biosynthesis, reverse transcription PCP, hybridization, and SNPS – the variety is tremendous. Recently some have even endeavored into using nucleic acids as computer information storage devices, storing animated videos in DNA. The Dr. Oligo line has evolved alongside these cutting-edge discoveries, and it will continue to play a significant role in modern science with the Dr. Oligo 192c.


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Monday, 23 March 2015

Introducing the Dr. Oligo 48 from Biolytic Lab Performance, Inc.


Fremont, CA — March 23rd, 2015 — Biolytic Lab Performance Inc. is proud to announce the Dr. Oligo 48, a brand new 48 column rotor synthesizer that dramatically improves performance: quality, speed and cost.


Biolytic Lab Performance, Inc. has officially obtained a worldwide exclusive license to use the technology in the ABI 3900 synthesizer. We have taken this technology and blended it with our own brand of innovation and modern accessibility. The Dr. Oligo 48 boasts superior hardware functionality ensuring an efficient synthesis. It also comes complete with re-imagined software that gives users agile control at their fingertips.


For your convenience, an updated lid with a pneumatic clamping system seals the chamber replacing the outdated screw knobs. Innovative features include four drain stations to increase speed, slow drain system for fine control over reagents and optional bottle and bottle cap configurations to name a few. (more…)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Biolytic launches the Dr. Oligo Synthesizer platform: the world’s fastest and most efficient high throughput DNA, RNA, Oligonucleotide Synthesizer

Dr. Oligo Synthesizer


Fremont, CA — April 2, 2014 — Biolytic Lab Performance Inc. is proud to announce the Dr. Oligo Synthesizer platform. With the unprecedented capability to complete a single run of 768 oligos in 4 hours*, the Dr. Oligo Synthesizer offers the fastest and most efficient high throughput DNA, RNA, oligonucleotide synthesis in the world**.

“As Biotechnology has developed over the years Biolytic has played a significant role in advancing the automation of oligo synthesis. Our main approach has been a focus on innovations which utilize lower quantities of reagent while maintaining a standard for producing high quality oligos,” said Tom Demmitt, President and Founder of Biolytic Lab Performance Inc. “We are proud to present the Dr. Oligo Synthesizer platform which continues on that tradition and we hope this will contribute significantly to lowering the cost of gene synthesis worldwide.” (more…)

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Manufacturing Day at Biolytic Proves Successful

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Manufacturing Day at Biolytic Proves Successful

Manufacturing Day - Biolytic

On October 4th, Biolytic opened its doors to students, educators, professionals and the curious to get an in-depth tour of our facility and processes. The event began with a presentation by Biolytic’s President, Tom Demmitt, which covered our history and products starting with the founding of the company in 1993 to world renown products and services such as the Dr. Oligo synthesizer, Dr. Oligo Processor, Biolytic 3900 (ABI 3900 upgrade), Heated Pressure Chamber and consumables like racks and molecular traps (trap packs). Tom discussed the evolution of the products and how important manufacturing has been to the process. (more…)

Monday, 23 September 2013

Manufacturing Day – Biolytic will be hosting a tour of its facility

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Great News! Biolytic will be hosting a tour of its facility for Manufacturing Day!

On October 4th, 2013 from 2pm-4pm Biolytic will open its doors to all for an in-depth look at our operation. There will be a tour, presentation, Q&A along with some tasty refreshments.

Manufacturing Day is determined to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy.

Manufacturing Day is for students, parents, educators, media, customers, suppliers and the community at large. Visitors will learn about real career opportunities, training, and resources.

Manufacturing Day


This event is not to be missed so sign up now to reserve a spot!

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Biolytic upgrades the ABI 3900


Fremont, CA — June 26, 2013 — Biolytic Lab Performance Inc. is bringing new life to the ABI 3900 with the new patent pending Biolytic 3900. The Biolytic 3900 is packed with features and will come complete with new software and hardware allowing it to run on the latest Windows operating system. Included in the upgrade are state of the art valve and motion control systems. (more…)

Monday, 8 April 2013

Martian DNA?

So they want to send a DNA sequencing instrument to the surface of Mars.

  Two groups seem to be on a race to get there first and I think there is nothing wrong with a little bit of health competition. Given that the previous methods of sample testing have always been brought back to earth, this project would solve a lot of problems that came with that.
Once samples were removed from their environment they become compromised. Since sample reading will be beamed back to Earth this saves a tremendous amount of money on return missions not to mention on the logistics. This instrument lets the samples stay in their atmosphere while not being handled by any biological alien properties removing all previous contamination issues. I think it might be an assumption to believe that all lifeforms have the same biological makeup. Wouldn’t it be interesting if we found an alternative to DNA or a super strand DNA. If, however, we do find DNA then I think it is safe to assume that life on Planet Mars and life on Planet Earth come from the same origin.


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Biolytic Food Drive

For the Holiday Season Biolytic Lab Performance, Inc. held a food drive to collect for the Alameda County Food Bank.

Employees, friends and family all contributed to a total of 75 pounds of canned and dry goods!The Alameda County Community Food Bank serves 1 in 6 county residents. The Food Bank also serves 49,000 people each week—from Berkeley to Fremont, Oakland to Livermore. Food & Fund Drives are a vital resource for our neighbors facing hunger. No one should suffer from hunger especially in their golden years — yet thousands of seniors turn to the Food Bank to meet their most basic need. Nearly two-thirds of the people they serve are children and seniors, our community’s most vulnerable populations. 

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Monday, 19 November 2012

Welcome to the Biolytic Blog

Blog Icon Over the last year we have been working hard internally and with our partners on our new website and now it is finally launched. We are very excited about the overall design and usability of our site. Its primary focus is YOU, the customer. We wanted to make it easy to find what YOU were looking for, whether it was technical information, a new Biolytic Instruments, parts or consumables for an old instrument or parts for your new instrument. We want your user experience to be the best possible when using our site or interacting with our free technical support or sales and marketing team. Please give us feedback so we may improve the way we service, YOU, our customers.


The Biolytic Team