Automation

Automated liquid handlers and magnetic processors are becoming more widely used as the need for multiple sample processing increases. Through our knowledge and experience with robotics and automated platforms, we can offer unique and customized solutions. We can tailor our chemistry and packaging to suit your needs in the high throughput environment. We have 2 options for high throughput platforms: Mag-Bind® particles and E-Z 96® silica plates.

If you have one of the following instruments, please contact us and we can explain the different options we can offer in scripting support.

  • Hamilton Microlab® STAR™
  • Hamilton Microlab® STARlet™
  • Hamilton Microlab® NIMBUS™
  • Beckman Coulter Biomek® FX
  • Beckman Coulter Biomek® NX
  • Thermo KingFisher® Flex
  • Thermo KingFisher® DUO
  • Thermo KingFisher®
  • Qiagen BioSprint® 96
  • Applied Biosystems MagMAX® 96

 

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Automation

Mag-Bind® Particles

  • Flexible: Can be used in 24-, 96-, or 384-well formats
  • Low retention volumes during elution
  • Compatible with open programmable liquid handlers and magnetic processors

Our Mag-Bind® technology provides a flexible and reliable method for isolation nucleic acids using magnetic beads. Our magnetic bead-based kits are optimized in process times and binding capacity for each application. Magnetic beads are available in 24-, 96-, and 384-well formats to fit your sample size. The same kit can be modified for different formats by changing the volumes, plasticware, and magnetic stands.

Magnetic beads allow for higher recovery and yield of nucleic acids than filter-based methods. Magnetic stands with SBS standard format can be added to liquid handlers, which can be specifically programmed for an inexpensive way to process multiple plates simultaneously. Mag-Bind® technology is ideally suited for liquid handlers than have a 96-channel head, but it can be adapted to 8-channel head instruments.

Mag-Bind® kits can also be used with Thermo KingFisher® Flex, Thermo KingFisher® DUO, Qiagen BioSprint® 96, and Ambion MagMAX® 96.

Products Using Mag-Bind® Technology

Target Nucleic Acid Sample Type Nucleic Acid Purification Kit
Clean up PCR, next-generation sequencing Mag-Bind® RxnPure Plus
Sanger sequencing Mag-Bind® SeqDTR
Genomic DNA Whole blood, buffy coat, saliva, buccal swabs, cultured cells Mag-Bind® Blood and Tissue DNA HDQ 96 Kit
Mouse or rat tails Mag-Bind® Blood and Tissue DNA HDQ 96 Kit
Plant seed and leaf Mag-Bind® Plant DNA DS 96 Kit
FFPE Mag-Bind® FFPE DNA 96 Kit
Bacterial cultures Mag-Bind® Bacterial DNA 96 Kit
Plasmid DNA Bacterial cultures Mag-Bind® Endo-Free Plasmid Kit
Total RNA Blood preserved in PAXgene® tubes Mag-Bind® PX Blood RNA Kit
Cultured cells and tissues Mag-Bind® Total RNA 96 Kit
FFPE Mag-Bind® FFPE RNA Kit
Fresh blood, serum, plasma Mag-Bind® Viral DNA/RNA Kit

 

Silica Plate Technology

  • Tip directors reduce cross-contamination
  • Less overall waste and lower cost of consumables
  • Compatible with liquid handlers with vacuum stations

Omega Bio-tek HiBind® technology is the basis for our E-Z 96® silica plates that have a binding capacity of up to 50 µg of genomic DNA or total RNA and 20 µg of plasmid DNA. Our kits use semi-skirted 96-well plates that fit manual and automated vacuum manifolds and plate adaptors of centrifugation. The E-Z 96® silica plates have a silica glass fiber matrix that offers excellent well-to-well consistency and includes tip directors to eliminate cross-contamination. The plates feature a 750 µL well capacity to reduce sample processing time. The E-Z 96® silica plates are an ideal option for liquid handlers with 8- or 96-channel pipettors.

Products Using E-Z 96® Silica Plates

Target Nucleic Acid Sample Type Nucleic Acid Purification Kit
Clean up PCR E-Z 96® Cycle Pure Kit
Genomic DNA Whole blood, buffy coat, saliva, buccal swabs E-Z 96® Blood DNA Kit
Whole blood, buffy coat, saliva, buccal swabs, cultured cells, mouse/rat tails E-Z 96® Tissue DNA Kit
Plant seed or leaf E-Z 96® Plant DNA Kit
Total RNA Plant E-Z 96® Plant RNA Kit
Cultured cells and tissues E-Z 96® Total RNA Kit
Viral DNA & RNA Serum, plasma, and urine E-Z 96® Viral DNA/RNA Kit

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