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Company Profile

Norgen Biotek was founded in 1998 by Dr. Yousef Haj-Ahmad. The company is located in a 24,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Thorold, Ontario, Canada a few blocks from Brock University. Norgen is an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and Illumina Propel certified fully-integrated Canadian biotechnology company focusing on developing products for sample collection, sample preparation and sample detection, as well as providing comprehensive research services to the scientific community. Norgen’s ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications indicate our commitment to manufacturing and selling high quality products, as well as our commitment to continually improving our company, our products and our quality management system. Our Illumina Propel certification emphasizes our proficiency with Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) to support genetic and genomic research and provide high quality services to our customers.

Norgen’s Technology

Norgen holds more than thirty issued and pending patents. Norgen has developed a unique platform technology based on a proprietary resin/matrix with many applications including the purification, concentration and clean-up of DNA, RNA, microRNA, proteins and exosomes from various specimen types. The efficient purification of these macromolecules is often the first step in diagnostics and in hundreds of molecular biological applications fueling discovery for genomics and proteomics. The novelty of this technology has been recognized by the National Research Council by awarding Norgen the prestigious "Innovation Leader Award for 2003".

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Mission Statement

The team at Norgen Biotek Corp. is committed to providing our customers with first class sample preparation kits for RNA, DNA and protein purification, clean-up and concentration for use in research applications as well as diagnostics, and to provide dedicated and expert support services to our customers and partners worldwide. Norgen is also dedicated to providing high quality, competent molecular diagnostic testing for research purposes and clinical trials.


Today on November 20th, 2018, we are proud to announced that we have become Propel-Certified through Illumina as a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) service provider. Norgen's Propel Certification covers both the NextSeq 500 System and the NextSeq 550 System.

Cell Free Purification Kit