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NUCLISENS easyMAG is an IVD-labeled automated system for total nucleic acid extraction from a variety of sample types and volumes. 

The NUCLISENS easyMAG is a breakthrough platform specifically optimized for total nucleic acid extraction from biological samples. The system automates an enhanced magnetic silica version of bioMérieux’s proprietary BOOM technology, a gold standard for the universal extraction of RNA and DNA.

In addition, bioMérieux offers other NUCLISENS systems to meet molecular diagnostics testing needs:

  • NUCLISENS® MINIMAG® is a manual system for extraction of total nucleic acids in various specimens.


For Clinical Laboratories:

  • Nucleic acid extraction in front of molecular infectious disease assays, molecular oncology assays, molecular genetics assays

For BioPharma:

  • Nucleic acid extraction


As the result of an exceptionally robust design, workflow is extremely flexible and the operation of the system is highly efficient. An intelligent design results in a vast reduction in plastic waste compared to other automated systems and maximizes productivity for your molecular laboratory. The system also incorporates thorough sample and reagent traceability as well as a number of safeguards that optimize system performance.



  • Run size: 1-24 samples per run
  • Nucleic acid binding to NUCLISENS magnetic silica particles
  • Sample types validated: plasma, serum, whole blood, CSF, urine, stool and respiratory samples
  • Input volume: from 10 to 1000 microliters
  • Output volume: from 25 to 110 microliters, selectable in 5 ul increments
  • Barcode reader traceability
  • Same reagents for all protocols
  • Hands-on time: <15 minutes for 24 samples
  • Turnaround time: between 40 and 60 minutes for 24 extractions (depending on workflow)

Workflow Flexibility:

  • Lysis on board
  • Lysis off board
  • Parallel processing of various sample types and volumes
  • Parallel processing of primary and pre-lysed samples
  • Selection of specific elution volumes for individual samples in the same run


  • Width: 1000 mm
  • Depth: 650 mm
  • Height: 530 mm
  • Weight: 125 kg



For Clinical Laboratories:

  • Nucleic acid extraction in front of molecular infectious disease assays, molecular oncology assays, molecular genetics assays

For BioPharma:

  • Nucleic acid extraction


NUCLISENS Nucleic Acid Extraction Reagents for easyMAG:

  • easyMAG® Magnetic Silica
  • easyMAG® Disposables
  • easyMAG® Lysis Buffer
  • easyMAG® Wash Buffers 1, 2 and 3
  • Biohit Pipette Tips



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Martró E, García-Sierra N, González V, Saludes V, Matas L, Ausina V. Evaluation of an automated nucleic acid extractor for hepatitis C viral load quantification. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jan 7.

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Ginocchio CC, Manji R, Lotlikar M, Zhang F. Clinical evaluation of NucliSENS magnetic extraction and NucliSENS analyte-specific reagents for real-time detection of human metapneumovirus in pediatric respiratory specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Apr;46(4):1274-80. Epub 2008 Feb 13.

Stevens W, Horsfield P, Scott LE. Evaluation of the performance of the automated NucliSENS® easyMAG® and EasyQ® systems versus the Roche AmpliPrep-AMPLICOR combination for high-throughput monitoring of human immunodeficiency virus load. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Apr;45(4):1244-9. Epub 2007 Jan 31.

Loens K, Bergs K, Ursi D, Goossens H, Ieven M. Evaluation of NucliSens® easyMAG® for automated nucleic acid extraction from various clinical specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Feb;45(2):421-5. Epub 2006 Dec 13.

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