New England Biolabs: Monarch HMW DNA Extraction Kits
New England Biolabs has released two high molecular weight (HMW) DNA extraction kits. Both the Monarch HMW DNA Extraction Kit for Cells & Blood and the Monarch HMW DNA Extraction Kit for Tissue utilize a novel glass bead-based technology that allows for more efficient and cost-effective extraction. They can extract DNA up to several megabases in size from cells, blood, tissue, or bacteria, with workflows that range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes in duration. The extracted DNA can be used in downstream applications such as long-read sequencing, optical mapping, and linked-read genome assembly. The new kits complement the company's Monarch Genomics DNA Purification Kit and can be used alongside its NEBNext Companion Module for Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ligation Sequencing kit.