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Time-Saving Pre-Tested AC600 PCR Workstations from Syngene Maximise PCR Success by Minimising Potential DNA Contamination
Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, is delighted to announce it is now supplying the AirClean® AC600 Series of PCR Workstations.
Some of the Workstations include HEPA filtration and all use UV irradiation to minimise the risk of airborne DNA contamination, saving scientists time by producing consistent quality DNA from their PCR.
Syngene’s AC600 Series PCR Workstations, which are available as Combination Workstations or Dead Air Boxes (circulation free environment), feature sturdy polycarbonate cabinets with built-in 254 nm UV lighting to irradiate surfaces and tools between PCR amplifications. The Combination Workstations include laminar flow air circulation and integrated ISO 5 HEPA filters to remove airborne contaminants. By preventing any potentially cross-contaminating DNA from being amplified and interfering with the PCR, these workstations help ensure more accurate results, saving scientists the time and effort of re-running their experiments.
Utilising moulded cabinets constructed without seams or joins means AC600 Workstations come fully assembled and pre-tested for use. This pre-validation combined with their ductless design allows AC600 Workstations to be plugged in straight from the box, without the time and expense of an engineer installing them.
Designed with safety in mind, AC600 Workstations have a folding sash for scientists’ protection and are controlled by a microprocessor which automatically regulates air quality (Combination Workstations) and UV dosage to maintain a clean working environment. The cabinet’s polycarbonate and polypropylene design reflects UV radiation, preventing harmful UV escaping, and its leak-proof, chemically resistant base affords easy cleaning and decontamination between PCR set-up.
In a choice of sizes (from 81cm-122cm wide), the AC600 Workstations are suitable for use in most lab spaces and for added flexibility, the HEPA filter supplied with the Combination Workstations can be exchanged for other filters.
“We have been looking for a reliable, easy to install PCR Workstation to help our customers prevent cross-contamination during DNA amplification as it can lead to inaccurate PCR results, costing them valuable time and reagents,” explains Clare Grimsey, Distributor Sales Manager at Syngene. “With the AirClean® AC600 Workstations, we have found the perfect solution, which when used in a workflow alongside our electrophoresis units and NuGenius or G:BOX DNA gel imaging systems will assure scientists get great results with their DNA gels time after time.”
Syngene is a world-leading supplier of integrated imaging solutions for analysis and documentation of gel-based information. Syngene’s systems are used by more than 10,000 research organisations and over 50,000 individual scientists world-wide and include many of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies and major research institutes. Syngene, founded in 1997, is a division of the Synoptics Group of the AIM listed Scientific Digital Imaging Company based in Cambridge, UK. The Group’s other divisions, Synbiosis and Synoptics Health, specialise in digital imaging solutions for microbial and clinical applications respectively. Synoptics, which celebrated its 30th anniversary of being in business in 2015, currently employs 40 people in its UK and subsidiary operation in Frederick, USA.