Tag Archives: DNA extraction

Analytik Jena Presented SmartExtraction for DNA Isolation

Analytik Jena presented at Analytica the automated DNA extraction method SmartExtraction. The new system combines a patented extraction chemistry (DC-technology) and an intelligent pipette tip, eliminating the need for extra materials or specialized equipment like centrifuges, vacuum stations or magnets. The DC-Technology doesn’t need phenol/chloroform, ion exchanger,  spin-filter columns or silica or magnetic particle suspension.  […]

Ancient DNA Reveals Adaptations to the Agricultural Revolution

A team of international researchers led by Harvard Medical School has presented an in-depth study of the changes that occurred in the human genome on the arrival of agriculture and farming. The scientists compared the current human genomes with ancient DNA and found genetic differences attributed to natural selection in the face of the environmental changes that took […]

AutoGen Fully Automatizes DNA Isolation

In collaboration with Qiagen, AutoGen has launched the FlexStar, a nucleic acid extraction system that fully automates the process of extracting DNA from whole blood, tissues, cells or saliva. The new method reduces users potential errors and time dedicated to the task. AutoGen´s instrumentation is combined with Qiagen’s FlexiGene chemistry, a precipitation method that yields high-purity DNA […]

Electrophoresis-Microfluidic Technique Improves DNA Recovery

Researchers at the Applied Research Associates, Inc. and National Institute of Standards and Technology have reported success in improving DNA recovery rates at optimal quantity from ridiculously small and filthy samples. This technique if validated could potentially translate into saving a lot of time. Forensic researchers and paleontologists usually spend 1-2 days trying to extract […]

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NanoFacture DRS Makes Extracting DNA within Minutes Possible

The life sciences market has various DNA sequencing devices featuring different technologies and available at different price ranges. But all these devices need to be fed purified DNA samples for sequencing, and DNA separation and purification is one of the cumbersome, time consuming processes. The conventional protocols for DNA separation and purification also involve toxic […]