Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched the EMnetik System designed to semi-automate workflows to reduce the amount of time required to achieve a PCR cleanup. Built using electromagnets, EMnetik 24 and the accompanying EMnetik PCR Cleanup Kit and EMnetik Plasmid Purification Kit uses magnetic bead-based technology to clean nucleic acids in a stationary device.
Touchpoints to complete PCR cleanup are reduced by up to 80% compared to leading spincolumn products, reducing 300 touchpoints to just 50. PCR cleanup can also be achieved in 16 minutes, expediting and improving bead mixing and separation. The small yet benchtop instrument can run 1-24 samples at a time. The streamlined cleanup process and semi-automation also helps eliminate the potential for errors.