Beckman Coulter, BioMedical Diagnostics, Cepheid | GenomeWeb

Beckman Coulter released the Agencourt FormaPure system for DNA and RNA extraction from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples this week. The product can be automated on the company's Biomek NX Span-8 laboratory automation workstation, which can process 96 samples in about four hours, and including the paraffin digestion step, with "significantly higher" yields than other methods, Beckman Coulter said. The FormaPure system uses paramagnetic bead-based nucleic acid purification, and does not require organic solvents, vacuum filtration or centrifugation steps.

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