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Nanodrop - what else / Real filter tips / Skip DNA extraction / PCR cleanup

NanoDrop - what else?

The new NanoDrop One provides the precision and repeatability we are used to and much more. The dynamic range has been extended for even higher concentrations. The software automatically detects contaminants in your sample and provides you with a corrected concentration; integrated in this stand-alone device, it also informs you when your sample column is not perfectly formed. Read more
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Does your filter tip suck at aerosols?

Filter tips mounted in air-displacement pipettes are used to prevent potential contamination of the pipette cones by e.g. DNA fragments.

The more effective the filter, the lower the risk of contamination. This is of utmost importance for preventing false-positive results, especially in highly sensitive PCR experiments.

Double-stranded DNA, the main product of PCR, is very long lived. It therefore seems obvious that pipetting of DNA or PCR product is one of the most insecure steps in the PCR procedure. Cross-contamination occurs if incorrect pipetting causes splashes or drips. Yet even if pipettes are handled properly, aerosols can still be generated, containing DNA molecules which can thus contaminate the pipette and then subsequent different batches. This demands increasing efforts to reduce penetration of contaminants by means of filter tips. Filter tips mounted in air-displacement pipettes are used to prevent potential contamination of the pipette cones by e.g. DNA fragments. The more effective the filter, the less the risk of contamination. This is of utmost importance for preventing false-positive results, especially in highly sensitive PCR experiments. The filter in all TipOne® filter tips is made of ultra-pure, high-density polyethylene that protects against aerosol cross-contamination without trapping your valuable samples. Starlab TipOne 200 μl filter tips have been compared with those of nine other manufacturers.

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Be more efficient. PCR without DNA extraction

Extraction of DNA is a time-consuming step to get to your final goal. With Versataq it is possible to skip your DNA extraction and go direct to PCR using any type of crude sample.

VersaTaq is a mutant Taq DNA polymerase for Direct PCR from your sample. It is resistant to common PCR inhibitors, allowing you to simply forget about the need for costly and time consuming extraction and purification processes. Go Direct to PCR!

VersaTaq polymerase works perfectly in a wide range of PCR applications:

  • Whole blood (up to 40%)
  • Feces
  • Blood spots on sample collection cards
  • Animal Tissue
  • Plant Tissue
  • Buccal swabs
  • Soil
  • Urine
  • Crude extracts

Interested in knowing more? click here for the product sheet

Would you like to test it and see how easy it is? click here to contact our sales support.

The world’s fastest PCR cleanup

Isogen Life Science offers PCR cleanup kits, which are designed for a fast and efficient removal of impurities from your DNA samples. how fast can you go?

MSB® Spin PCRapace

Highly concentrated, pure DNA fragments and PCR products are isolated from the solution by using a binding elution. Therefore a washing step is not required.

The purification procedure has been optimized to remove salts, enzymes, nucleotides, mineral oil, agarose, ethidium bromide and other impurities from DNA samples.

Advantages:

  • convenient and fast sample processing
  • the most efficient removal of contaminants
  • high recovery rate of PCR products or DNA fragments
  • broad range of fragment sizes 80 bp - 30 kb can be purified

Interested? Click here for the product sheet.