Category: nucleic acid

Need to automate the extraction of DNA, RNA and proteins?

A NEW sample purification system from Thermo Scientific automatically isolates target nucleic acids and proteins for research projects in high-throughput biopharma and biotechnology and laboratories. The KingFisher Presto is designed to be integrated into an automated laboratory workflow using a…

Extract genomic DNA from plant tissue more efficiently

Amsbio's MagSi-DNA Vegetal kit is a two-stage process for genomic DNA extraction from plants

MAGNETIC bead technology has been applied in various laboratory activities, often bringing advantages in terms of speed and convenience when separating samples into compounds of interest. Amsbio says its new MagSi-DNA Vegetal kit brings the convenience and cost effectiveness of…

Tailored automation of PCR setup and nucleic acid purification

THE LATEST Eppendorf automated pipetting systems are, says the company, uniquely tailored for PCR setup and nucleic acid purification. The EPMotion P5073 and M5073 simplify othwerwise complex and labour-intensive pipetting jobs, promising to save time and improve the reliability and…

Faster next-generation sequencing with these RNA kits

NEXT-generation sequencing (NGS) is set of relatively new technologies that are having a big impact on scientific research in fields including biomarkers, diagnostics, and drug discovery. Although the term is applied to a number of different systems, not all of…

Comprehensive range of ready-to-use RNAs

AMSBIO’s range of ready-to-use RNA samples now includes mRNA / microRNA tissue preparations, plus RNAs from a number of stages of mouse and rat development.   The company has generated over 4000 RNAs in total, ready for immediate shipment to the…

Extract nucleic acid automatically with this workstation

THE NEW Thermo Scientific Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction WorkStation offers consistent, high-speed purifications by combining several Thermo Fisher tools into one turnkey package.  Thermo says the workstation enables users to process samples from virtually any source, providing cost- and time-effective…

Planet xMap Europe registrations break 500 mark

THE TENTH annual Planet xMap symposium, to be held 10-11 October 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, has attracted over 500 delegate registrations reports Luminex. The symposium programme features scientific sessions, workshops, discussion groups, exhibitions, and networking events with…

3D imaging solves mouse genome puzzle

SCIENTISTS in Canada and the USA have used 3D imaging techniques to settle a long-standing debate about how DNA and structural proteins are packaged into chromatin fibres. A paper published in Embo Reports shows that the mouse genome consists of…

Electrocompetent cells promise higher electroporation efficiency

A NEW product from Amsbio, CloneCatcher Gold DH5G electrocompent E coli cells, exhibit extremely high electroporation efficiencies that approach the theoretical maximum of 3.4×10^11cfu/ug pUC19 DNA.  Transferring exogenous DNA into E coli is a standard laboratory method for cloning genes…