Beckman Coulter debuts EMnetik System for simplified plasmid prep and PCR clean-up
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched the EMnetik System, the industry’s first powerful workflow innovation in more than 30 years for
plasmid prep and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) clean-up. The system semi-automates workflows and significantly reduces the amount of time required to achieve a PCR clean-up.
Built using electromagnets, EMnetik 24 and the accompanying EMnetik PCR Cleanup Kit and EMnetik Plasmid Purification Kit uses revolutionary magnetic bead-based technology to clean nucleic acids in a stationary device.
Touchpoints to complete PCR clean-up are significantly reduced by up to 80% compared to leading spincolumn products, slashing 300 touchpoints to just 50. PCR clean-up can also be achieved in 16 minutes, down from 30 minutes expediting and improving bead mixing and separation.
The small yet powerful benchtop instrument can run 1-24 samples at a time. The streamlined clean-up process and semi-automation also helps eliminate the potential for errors.
The EMnetik system offers significant updates for synthetic and molecular biology industries, which last saw a workflow update for plasmid prep and PCR clean-up in 1991. These kits have proliferated into every lab that performs basic molecular biology processes. The EMnetik system is the future of simplified PCR clean-up.
Lab professionals can also get an up close and personal feel for the instrument and its revolutionary features by downloading the EMnetik 24 app available later this month, which includes an augmented reality feature to give smartphone and tablet users the option to visualize the system in their current workspace in real time.
For more information, visit: https://www.beckman.com/