Qiagen introduces systems for separation and purification Qiagen has launched QIAxcel, an automated system for nucleic acid separation designed to replace traditional slab-gel electrophoresis. The system uses prepared gel cartridges that reduce manual handling and exposure to toxic reagents. QIAxcel can analyze up to 96 samples per run using 12 different protocols and can detect nucleic acid concentrations as small as 0.1 ng/μL. Qiagen also has introduced QIAsymphony SP, a flexible purification system for handling different starting materials, such as blood, respiratory samples, tissues, and cultured cells. It uses proprietary magnetic-particle chemistry for purifying proteins, RNA, DNA, and viral and bacterial nucleic acids.
by Inside Instrumentation is written by Celia H. Arnaud and Ann M. Thayer |
February 25, 2008