Norgen Biotek was founded in 1998 by Professor 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 ISO 15189 certified fully-integrated Canadian biotechnology company focusing on sample preparation.
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 ISO 15189 accreditation emphasizes our commitment to quality in our laboratory and R&D services. Norgen’s scope of accreditation for ISO 15189 allows the company to provide high quality, competent molecular diagnostic testing for research purposes and clinical trials. In addition, Norgen has received numerous awards over the years, including being recognized as one of Canada's Top 10 Life Science Companies.
Norgen holds more than two dozen 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 and proteins 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".