Invitrogen Launches Automated Nucleic Acid Purification System for Molecular Diagnostic Applications
Product News Nov 23, 2006
Invitrogen Corporation has announced the launch of its iPrep™ nucleic acid purification instrument.
The benchtop instrument is designed to purify genomic DNA from a wide variety of samples, including buccal cells, blood and other tissues, for molecular diagnostic research.
iPrep builds upon Invitrogen’s easy-to-use ChargeSwitch nucleic acid purification technology.
The system uses pre-filled reagent cartridges and standardized protocols to extract genomic DNA from a wide variety of sources and can accommodate up to twelve samples plus a positive control per run.
“iPrep is an easy to use machine and produces high quality DNA for PCR amplification,” said Dr. Sudhir Sinha, President, Reliagene Technologies, an AABB accredited DNA testing laboratory.
“Using ChargeSwitch has increased our success rate in generating high quality profiles from samples containing small amounts of DNA.”
“With our commitment to bring our technologies closer to the patient, we designed iPrep as an ideal instrument for use in the molecular diagnostics laboratory,” noted Caroline Huber, Senior Product Manager Automation at Invitrogen.
(I have started a new paragraph here) “Not only does it use our unique ChargeSwitch chemistry, which is less likely to interfere with a molecular diagnostics lab’s downstream work, but we collaborated with its manufacturer, Precision System Science Co., Ltd., on the design to ensure its reliability.”