automatic sample preparation system / whole blood / for DNA extraction / for liquid handling
FlexSTAR+

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Characteristics

  • Operation:

    automatic

  • Applications:

    whole blood

  • Preparation type:

    for DNA extraction, for liquid handling

  • Configuration:

    floor-standing

  • Preparation format:

    for tubes

Description

The All New FlexSTAR+

The FlexSTAR+ is AutoGen’s newest solution for fully automated genomic DNA extraction and isolation from large volumes of whole blood. It is the next generation of our FLEX STAR model with the same proven reliability and chemistry but now with the ability to completely automate the DNA extraction process from primary tube sampling to final DNA elution into storage tubes.

The FlexSTAR+ is the first and only totally automated system using Qiagen’s FlexiGene chemistry to isolate genomic DNA free of RNA and other contaminants. This proven precipitation chemistry produces pure, high molecular weight gDNA ready for immediate use and long-term storage. In addition, the FlexSTAR+ has the ability to read and record barcodes on primary tubes throughout the process to preserve sample integrity.

Summary of Instrument Features

Totally automates entire process for genomic DNA extraction from primary tubes to DNA storage tubes
Uses Qiagen’s proven precipitation chemistry for pure genomic DNA, free of RNA contamination
Produces high yields and consistently high quality DNA ready for immediate use or long-term storage
Includes protocols for 1-2ml, 3-5ml and 6-10ml of fresh or frozen whole blood
Can draw sample from a variety of primary tube sizes
Runs up to 30 samples in a single batch
Reads and records barcodes on primary tubes
Has an internal barcode scanner to verify sample input and DNA output positions
Provides liquid level detection for accurate pipetting using positive air pressure
Includes clot detection that alerts user before proceeding with sample
Delivers final elution in SBS-type storage tubes of the user’s choosing