Bio-Nobile Oy of Turku, Finland, has introduced the PickPen™, a novel magnetic particle transfer device. Unlike traditional magnetic separation methods, which generally require aspiration of liquids after separation of bound materials via a magnetic stand, the PickPen removes the particles of interest themselves. First a retractable magnet is inserted into the disposable tip of the PickPen device. The tip is dipped into the sample and removed after the magnetic particles bind. Particles are released after the magnet is retracted, and the process can be repeated without changing the tip. The PickPen is best used in small volumes (approximately 5-500 µl) and with particles larger than 1 µm in diameter. The device can be used with different sizes of tubes or wells.

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