96-well deep-well nucleic acid extractor used in the CDC Bo Lab. This robotic extractor processed 96 suspected Ebola samples at a time in 30 minutes. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a nucleic acid present in all living cells. In some viruses, like Ebola, RNA rather than DNA carries the genetic information. Through the CDC Foundation, the CDC lab team was able to supply the South African lab operating in Freetown, Sierra Leone with one of these extractors.