Pipetting solutions to make SARS-CoV-2 extraction extraction faster and easier
Jun 25 2020 Read 230 Times
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on clinical research and diagnostic laboratories to process more samples, much more quickly. Integra Biosciences offers a range of pipetting systems designed to speed up PCR-based screening workflows, without requiring complex installations or needing lab staff to spend time undertaking specialist training and developing new protocols.
One of the first bottlenecks in the workflow for many labs is the large number of patient samples that need to be transferred from nasal/throat swab tubes to microplates or other labware formats prior to RNA extraction for PCR screening. Integra’s VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipettes and ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot are ideally suited to this task, allowing effortless transfer of multiple samples from swab tubes to plates, increasing throughput and avoiding the risk of errors associated with single channel pipetting.
The versatility of these instruments, together with the VIAFLO 96/384 handheld electronic pipette, means that they can also be used to perform the nucleic acid extraction workflow. Integra systems are compatible with a wide range of extraction methods, including various silica-based vacuum manifold kits and most common magnetic bead purification kits, further increasing throughput at this stage. Just as importantly, as workflows change and the demand for COVID-19 testing subsides, the flexibility of these systems ensures that they will always have a purpose in the lab. From ELISAs and protein purification to sample reformatting and plate replication, Integra pipettes are designed to simplify a wide range of general life sciences and diagnostic tasks.
Visit the INTEGRA Biosciences website to learn more.
Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.
In This Edition Articles Chromatography - What is Eluent Generation? - Automated online μSPE Clean-up for QuEChERS Approach to Pesticides Analysis - Simple and Seamless Routine Analysis...
View all digital editions
Jul 27 2020 Kintex, South Korea
Aug 02 2020 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Aug 03 2020 Lombard, IL, USA
Aug 13 2020 Shanghai, China
Aug 16 2020 San Francisco, CA, USA