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BD Biosciences NucleoSpin Extract II Kit


BD Biosciences has launched its NucleoSpin Extract II Kit. The product can be used both for gel extraction and PCR purification. BD said the spin column binds DNA to a silica membrane in the presence of chaotropic salt. Once the binding mixture is loaded onto the column, only a single wash step using an optimized buffer is required. Downstream applications include sequencing, ligation, labeling, cloning, and restriction enzyme digestion.

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