BEVERLY, Mass., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpaqua Engineering, LLC, a provider of genomic tools and solutions, announced the release of the Magnum FLX®24 Universal 24-well Magnet Plate, the most recent addition to its comprehensive line of magnet plates used in magnetic bead-based, nucleic acid isolation applications such as cell free DNA (cfDNA) analysis, next generation sequencing (NGS), DNA and RNA extraction, sequencing and PCR clean up, and exome capture.
In addition, Alpaqua announced the issuance of US patent 9,663,780* covering its solid-core ring magnet technology. The unique geometry of solid-core rings magnets facilitates more rapid separation of all sample volumes and low volume nucleic acid elution.
"Alpaqua's first magnet plate containing solid core ring magnets was the Magnum FLX® Enhanced Universal 96-well plate which has become our most popular product since its release," says Olaf Stelling, founder of Alpaqua Engineering. "Our goal was to bring the benefits of this technology to other magnetic bead-based applications."
The Magnum FLX®24 contains a combination of concentric NdFeB magnets including solid-core ring magnets, designed for rapid and highly efficient magnetic bead separation from large volume or high viscosity solutions, such as blood and animal or plant lysates. These capabilities are complemented by universal compatibility with all commonly used 24-well deepwell microplates and robotic platforms. Like all Alpaqua magnet plates, the Magnum FLX®24 magnet plate contains integrated spring cushion technology** for improved automated pipetting consistency and sample recovery.
"We have seen a large increase in requests for a magnet plate that can rapidly separate large volume samples and is easily integrated on a variety of automation platforms," adds Mr. Stelling. "These capabilities are becoming critical in the burgeoning field of cell-free DNA. The universal nature of the Magnum FLX24 and its high level of performance provide for better results while directly translating into time and cost savings."
Alpaqua Engineering is a global provider of tools and solutions for accelerating genomic discovery. The company offers products that facilitate applications such as next generation sequencing (NGS), nucleic acid extraction and cleanup, exome capture, and molecular diagnostics. Alpaqua's portfolio of products include innovative, high performance magnet plates, temperature blocks, SBS tube racks and other automation accessories. *Additional patents pending. **US Patent 6,755,384.
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