IMAG MSDs reduce separation process by 50 per cent
Corning Life Sciences
Corning has unveiled the Axygen brand IMAG handheld magnetic beads sepearation devices for use in biological research.
The Axygen brand magnetic separation devices (MSDs) are designed for manual magnetic bead-based separation processes used in biological research, including nucleic acid purification and clean up, cell-based assays, and antibody and protein purification.
According to the company, the new IMAG MSDs can cut the total separation process, and labour by up to 50 percent.
“The current process for magnetic separation has many limitations and is time- and labour- intensive, including multiple pipetting steps,” said Bassam El-Fahmawi, Ph.D., bioscience business manager, Axygen Inc., a Corning subsidiary.
Traditionally, MSDs are not optimised for manual use and most require electric-powered liquid handling systems. Our new IMAG MSDs, in tube or microplate formats, allow low-throughput Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) users to prepare NGS libraries as easily and conveniently as automation users, without making a large capital investment.”
Features and benefits of the new Axygen brand IMAG MSDs include:
* Availability in both single-tube or 96-well microplate formats
* Increased operational efficiency
* Strong magnets can cut separation time to less than 30 seconds
* Saves time and money
* Manual operation with low- to high-throughput capabilities.
Corning is also introducing a full line of Axygen magnetic bead-based kits which can make the NGS library preparation process more efficient.
The AxyPrep(tm) Mag PCR Normaliser Kit, for example, uses a paramagnetic bead-based purification system for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) clean-up and allows researchers to skip the time-consuming quantification step. This can reduce the typical seven-hour process by up to one hour.
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