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origami bacteriophages on a laboratory shelf
Zak Mason
Oct 22, 2021

If you have a passing familiarity with biological sciences then you have probably come across the term phage or bacteriophage before. But what exactly do they do?

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plants in test tubes
The Norgen Team
Updated Mar 08, 2023

Have you ever seen an apple with blotchy skin or an avocado with strange yellow markings? These abnormalities could be the result of the plant suffering from a viroid infection. 

 6 min read
urine and blood samples with breast cancer pink ribbon
The Norgen Team
Aug 18, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, cancer was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2020 1. With countless individuals dying from breast, lung, colorectal and other forms of cancers daily..

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Norgen technician in PPE using sequencing machine
Zak Mason
Jun 17, 2021

In the past, diagnoses were limited to what could be observed by an attending physician with their own senses. As one might expect, this resulted in wildly varying levels of patient care...

 6 min read
visualization of gut microbiome
Bassel Arnaout
Jun 04, 2021

The human body is capable of wondrous phenomena. Our white blood cells help heal cuts and wounds, our salivary enzymes help break down foods, and our gut microbiome helps us digest nutrients.

 6 min read
Two Norgen scientists holding up blue colorectal cancer awareness ribbons
Iva Laska
Mar 22, 2021

If experts say that colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most preventable and often curable diseases, then why does it still consume 10.2% of all cancer cases globally?

 4 min read
COVID-19 positive and negative tests
The Norgen Team
Mar 04, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and laboratories scrambled to develop SARS-CoV-2 test kits in mass quantity.

 4 min read
Norgen scientist using Next Generation Sequencer
The Norgen Team
Mar 02, 2021

For the first time ever, the Human Genome Project gave researchers the ability to sequence the base pairs of human DNA and read a human's entire genetic makeup.

 8 min read
wastewater treatment facility
Jason Perez
Feb 08, 2021

The world as we all know it changed dramatically in the early months of 2020 with the onset of COVID-19. With business closures and hospital overloads occurring around the globe...

 4 min read
saliva collection and preservation device next to a swab and tube
Ben Abraham
Sep 29, 2020

In this blog, you’re going to learn what makes saliva a viable alternative to nasal and oral swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.

 6 min read
illustration of man among crowd spreading coronavirus (COVID-19)
Ben Abraham
Feb 26, 2020

Editor's Update (June 20, 2020): The information represented in this article is a representation of when the original article was written on February 26th, 2020

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Biotechnology Converges: Global Distributor Meeting 2018
The Norgen Team
Aug 03, 2018
On July 10th and 11th 2018, Norgen Biotek Corp. hosted their first annual Global Distributor Meeting.
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