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Tecan and Promega Co-Develop Genomic DNA Purification System

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Tecan has released the Freedom EVO gDNA XL for the automated purification of genomic DNA (gDNA) ready for use in downstream applications including genotyping, genome analysis and real-time PCR.

Eluted gDNA can be prepared from fresh, refrigerated or frozen whole blood samples by incorporating the recently launched chemistry of the Promega MagneSil Genomic Large Volume System with the flexible Freedom EVO workstation technology.

The Freedom EVO gDNA XL purifies gDNA from samples from primary tubes, for example Vacutainer® tubes, without needing user intervention for further treatments such as pellet resuspension.

The purification method automatically detects sample volume levels and scales all reagent volumes accordingly without additional programming.

The system is designed to provide long walk-away times by eliminating the need for laborious centrifugation steps and the use of organic solvents.

Its hardware, software and protocol are all scalable, allowing sample sizes of 1-10 ml in a single run and 1-96 samples per batch, minimizing reagent wastage.