Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Apex Purification System, a high-throughput sample purification instrument for automated extraction of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cells from various sample types. The instrument is easy to use, saves time, and returns consistent results, the company said.
The KingFisher Apex enables nucleic acid, protein, and cell isolation while allowing users to customize protocols directly from the instrument to provide flexible, reproducible, and fast sample preparation without additional expense or complexity. It automates much of the work associated with the preparation of high-quality nucleic acids and proteins, can process 24 to 96 samples in 25 to 65 minutes, and elutes in volumes as low as 10 µL.
The system can be used in combination with any of the Applied Biosciences MagMAX Isolation kits, as well as with Invitrogen Dynabeads Magnetic Separation products, Thermo Fisher said. Additional features include heating and cooling controls to maintain sample integrity, dual UV lights to safeguard against contamination, cloud-enabled access to up-to-date validated protocols, dual magnets to support small and large volume ranges, and the ability to elute in storage tubes to revisit samples later. It also has a touchscreen to allow users to write, edit, and run protocols directly on the instrument.