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Improved Nucleic Acid Isolation
New QuickGene Range for DNA & RNA Extraction- Now with Automated Option
The QuickGene series of instruments and kits from Alpha Laboratories provides a novel, innovate method for DNA and RNA extraction from a vast number of sample types, all without the need for strong centrifugation steps, or centrifugation at all. Improve workflow and remove the danger of unbalanced centrifuges and the hassle of overbooked machines.
The range of QuickGene kits enables extraction of DNA and RNA from samples up to 2mL in size and from a plethora of different sources, including viruses, bacteria, cultured cells, whole blood, animal and plant tissue.
As with other solid-phase extraction techniques QuickGene passes samples through a thin hydrophobic membrane allowing hydrophilic molecules to pass through whilst keeping hydrophobic molecules, such as nucleic acids, retained in the membrane for elution and collection. QuickGene porous membranes are just 100μm thick, merely 10% of the size of traditional 1000μm thick glass fibre membranes.
Using compressed air is a more gentle process, protecting nucleic acids which in turn provides longer, more complete strands, all whilst retaining impeccable sample purity and yield, giving more confidence in results.
The range encompasses two instruments for semi-automation, two instruments for full automation and an adapter to allow seamless change between the extensive number of kits.
The simplicity and ease of use of the QuickGene instruments allows for quick and simple staff training, resulting in top quality extraction every time in a rapid, simple process. It is perfect for PCR testing or other downstream applications in any size lab.
About Alpha Laboratories Ltd.
Established in 1975, Alpha Laboratories provides quality support to healthcare professionals for their diagnostic and laboratory product needs. Alongside routine requirements it focuses on specialist biomarkers such as calprotectin for IBD and faecal immunochemical testing for bowel cancer, to advance diagnostic practice, provide better patient care and reduce medical costs.
The extensive range of laboratory consumables includes pipette tips, pipettes, dispensers, microtubes, racks, electrophoresis and PCR equipment, sourced from leading worldwide manufacturers. In addition, own brand lines of essential laboratory consumables include high quality Pastette® transfer pipettes, eco-friendly Fastrak® pipette tips and SpeciSafe® UN3373 compliant sample packaging solutions.
The company is BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 accredited and certified for Investors in People and Workplace Conditions Assessment.