Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction System

The AutoMate Express Nucleic Acid Extraction System is an easy-to-use benchtop instrument that enables hands-free automation of the nucleic acid extraction process for testing for contaminants and impurities. The instrument uses the established PrepSEQ nucleic acid extraction chemistry for the quantitative recovery of DNA and RNA from various sample types, including cell cultures, the raw material (i.e., serum), and samples for in-process downstream purification, such as in-process purification. column or bulk drug substance (BDS) samples.

Features of the AutoMate Express Nucleic Acid Extraction System include:

  • Cost-effective and time-saving DNA extraction for mycoplasma, MMV, and antivirus
  • Reproducible recovery of DNA from complex samples
  • Out-of-the-box automation with preloaded PrepSEQ Express cartridges and ready-to-run protocols
  • The closed system minimizes the risk of contamination
  • Ideal for in-process contaminant testing

Three-in-one extraction of cell culture contaminants

The AutoMate Express system can be used to perform nucleic acid extraction of common contaminants in the manufacture of mammalian cell cultures, ie, mycoplasmas, MMV, and pestiviruses. Flexible protocols are available to isolate DNA and RNA from a single organism, or a 3-in-1 surveillance panel protocol can simultaneously extract mycoplasma, MMV, and antivirus nucleic acid from a single sample.

Closed system with walk-away automation

The AutoMate Express system automatically performs all steps for efficient extraction of nucleic acids from contaminants in a closed environment. The system uses PrepSEQ Express kits containing sealed cartridges with extraction reagents and plastics, including samples, lysis, and elution tubes and tips. The workflow has been designed for completely hands-free operation allowing for reproducible extraction efficiencies and reduced time-to-results.


Example type: Biopharmaceutical production samples

Format: Cartridge

Ability: Up to 13 samples/run

For use with (equipment)

AutoMate Express™ Nucleic Acid Extraction System

High-Performance Compatibility: Automated Protocols

Insulation technology: magnetic bead

Product line: AutoMate Express

Execution time: ≤1hr

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