Nucleic acid purification kits

We offer innovative superparamagnetic bead-based and spin column-based nucleic acid purification technologies for fast and convenient isolation of high-quality DNA and RNA from a broad range of sample materials and species.

sbeadex nucleic acid purification technology

sbeadex™ magnetic microparticles enable the automated high-throughput extraction and purification of high quality DNA and RNA preparations from a wide range of materials including plant, blood, cells and tissues, bacteria, viruses and forensic material.

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sbeadex Plant DNA Purification Kits

The sbeadex™ Plant DNA Purification Kits are used to isolate DNA from a wide variety of plant species and materials. They have been optimised for automated high-quality DNA isolation from both fresh and lyophilised plant tissue material including leaves, seeds, fruits, pulp, bark and roots.

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sbeadex Forensic DNA Purification Kit

The sbeadex™ Forensic DNA Purification Kit enables isolation of high-quality DNA from a wide variety of forensic sample types, including blood stains, hair, semen and saliva from e.g. clothing, chewing gum and clothing.

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mag DNA isolation technology

mag™ kits have been developed as a high-throughput and cost-effective DNA isolation method for blood sample, saliva, hair, microorganism, plant and cell tissue etc.

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Sample material can vary greatly in consistency as well as in sugar, protein and fat composition - all of which can affect the quality and purity of the extracted nucleic acid and the subsequent performance of downstream applications. To provide the most efficient and effective extraction method LGC Biosearch Technologies offers not only a range of different extraction technologies but also the capacity to develop tailor-made kit systems optimised to a particular application.

Key features of each purification technology

  sbeadex™ mag™ Kleargene silica Kleargene spin

Surface-modified superparamagnetic particles

Modified magnetic particles

Silica particles

Glass fibre solid support

Mechanism of action(1) Novel two-step binding mechanism Classic polarity-based binding mechanism Classic polarity-based binding mechanism;  Classic polarity-based binding mechanism; 
Format 96-well 96-well  single tubes 96 and 384-well
Flexibility scalable protocols scalable protocols low to high volume extractions spin columns
Optimised matrices Plant material, forensic samples, tissue and cells, bacterial cultures Whole blood, buffy coat, buccal swabs, bacteria, yeast, fungi Blood, tissue and saliva samples

Plant tissue typically 100ng to 10µg

Grade of automation Automated high-throughput extraction Automated high-throughput extraction Manual extraction Semi-automated high throughput extraction
  • No organic solvents or chaotropic salts in final wash buffers
  • No drying of beads for evaporation of alcohols
  • High flexibility of all extraction parameters
  • High flexibility of all extraction parameters
  • High yields
  • Extractions up to 10 mL blood samples
  • Ideal for manual format extraction products
  • Flexible lysis solutions available
  • Suitable for manual or (semi) automated extraction solutions
  • 96 or 384 format

(1) Our surface-coated superparamagnetic particles do not require the use of vacuum filtration or centrifugation steps, hence they are well-suited to automation.

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.