The oKtopure™ is a fully automated robot platform which standardises high-throughput DNA extraction. The offline tipwash station saves up to 50% on consumables.learn more
DNA extraction systems
Genespin utilise spin plates and Kleargene chemistry for high-throughput DNA extraction from plant tissues in 96- and 384-well plates of more than 5,000 extraction per day.learn more
Significant advances in plant breeding have been facilitated by the rapid and continued advancement of molecular biology-based technologies. These are driving the need for new automated extraction platforms that combine higher sample throughputs with the delivery of highly purified DNA that is suitable for a wide range of downstream applications.
The oKtopure™ robot has been developed to deliver automated DNA extraction from 8 x 96 well microtitre plates in parallel; utilising the proprietary sbeadex magnetic bead based chemistry. The instrument delivers standardised, medium-throughput extractions and results in purification of high quality DNA suitable for all molecular biology based downstream applications including sequencing (NGS, Sanger) and SNP genotyping (e.g. KASP™).
The Genespin™ instrument delivers a higher sample throughput and is optimised for Kleargene, our spin plate-based DNA extraction chemistry. The instrument delivers standardised, semi-automated DNA extractions for downstream PCR-based applications. The instrument is compatible with both 96- and 384-well spin plates, and can be used to perform all lysate transfer and buffer addition steps.
|Extraction technology||Surface-modified superparamagnetic particles||Spin plates: glass fibre solid support inserted to microtitre plate|
|Plate format||96-well||96-well or 384-well|
|Grade of automation||Fully automated||Semi automated|
|Throughput||up to 3.000-4.000 samples/day||up to 15.000-20.000 samples/day|
|DNA quality||Very high||Very good|
|Instrument costs||Please inquire||Please inquire|
|Consumables costs||Low||Very low|
|Sample type||Leaf and seed tissue||Leaf and seed tissue|
|Downstream applications||All genomics based applications including Next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, SNP genotyping||PCR based applications|