Eppendorf-5 Prime's PERFECTprep-96VAC Quad Vacuum Manifold
The system is based on a time-tested alkaline lysis protocol and uses vacuum filtration to isolate high-purity DNA for automated fluorescent sequencing. The manifold processes from one to four 96-well plates, offering users the ability to purify up to 384 samples simultaneously in one and a half hours. According to sales manager Clay Huber, the Quad Vacuum Manifolds have become so popular that the company "can't make enough of them."
The technology behind the PERFECTprep system is not new. The system itself was developed in the early 1990s and has been revamped over the years for use in automated platforms. It now provides the well-to-well, plate-to-plate, and run-to-run consistency needed in high-throughput sequencing facilities. Huber estimates that the average cost per prep is about 50 cents.
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