altona launches ExtraStar® Purification Kit 2.0
The CE-marked ExtraStar® Purification Kit 2.0 is out now. It is used for the automated isolation and purification of nucleic acids in combination with the KingFisher™ Flex Purification System (Thermo Fisher Scientific) and specified altona Diagnostics kits and reagents. Validated specimens are human respiratory swabs in transport medium and the purification volume is 300 µl.
The ExtraStar® Purification Kit 2.0 is based on magnetic bead technology. All steps are performed by the KingFisher™ Flex Purification System (Thermo Fisher Scientific) within 30 minutes. These steps include:
- Cell lysis and subsequent binding of the nucleic acids to magnetic silica beads
- Washing steps to remove proteins and other impurities
- Release of the nucleic acids from the magnetic beads
- Removal of the magnetic beads
Afterwards the purified nucleic acids can directly be used for subsequent (RT-)PCR.
Having picked up customer wishes, who use the KingFisher™ workflow, altona has launched the CE-marked version of the ExtraStar® kit. It enables even more time-efficient procedures and is especially useful in times of seasonal peaks, for example when the demand of influenza or SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing is high.
Find out more about the ExtraStar® Purification Kit 2.0