DNA, RNA extraction in minutes

Cole-Parmer,a manufacturer of laboratory equipment, has launched the Arcis Sample Preparation System can extract DNA and RNA extraction.

The kit is designed for carrying out downstream processes, such as PCR/qPCR and sequencing, in just three minutes. It is ideal for use with Cole-Parmer’s Delta Seek reagents and Techne or PCRmax PCR and qPCR hardware systems.

Existing sample preparation kits currently require laborious washing, heating and centrifugation steps that typically take 40 to 90 minutes to extract DNA or RNA from a sample.

The Arcis DNA Prep Kit requires two simple steps that are completed in just three minutes, to provide high quality, PCR-ready templates with no need for additional laboratory equipment such as centrifuges or hot blocks.

By simplifying the workflow while maintaining high yields, this product is ideal for multiple applications such as PCR (End-point, RT-qPCR), Real-Time PCR (qPCR), Isothermal amplification (LAMP), Sequencing (Sanger, Pyro), Genetic profiling (Electrophoresis) and forensic studies.

The extraction system can also be easily integrated into automated processes.

The Arcis DNA Prep Kit, if used for extractions from fluids like blood, requires as little as 30 µl of sample as a starting material and, unlike other products, can extract both DNA and RNA. This dual capability removes the need for separate DNA and RNA extraction kits and, combined with the unrivalled three-minute sample processing time, saves time and money for labs of all sizes.

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