AC Block™ Kit
The AC Block™ Kit provides an effective, high throughput tool for cryogenic grinding of samples.
The kit includes two AC Blocks™, which are aluminum cooling blocks with absorbent inserts.
When charged with liquid nitrogen, enable the AC Blocks™ to release vapor and actively cool samples during the homogenization process.
The Effect of Bead Beating on RNA Integrity
Ribonucleic acids (RNA) isolated from active cells provide a snapshot of a cell’s status and physiology.
Previous work at OPS Diagnostics demonstrated that bead beating, a very widely used method for sample disruption, can significantly shear DNA during the homogenization process.
In order to directly assess the impact of different grinding matrices on RNA quality, purified RNA was homogenized with a range of different bead types and then analyzed...(More)
96 Well Synergy™ Plant DNA Extraction Kit
Our comprehensive 96 Well Synergy™ Plant DNA Extraction Kit includes pre-filled Homogenization Plates for mechanically
disrupting up to 192 samples using a high velocity plate homogenizer, along with the purification plates and reagents for isolating contaminant-free plant DNA.
Extractions performed on various sample types (e.g., Arabidopsis, corn, sorghum, wheat, etc.) have consistently yielded high concentrations of high quality DNA in a
time- and a cost-efficient manner without the use of hazardous chloroform
Sample Homogenization Considerations for NextGen Sequencing
The latest in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) now allows for direct sequencing of individual DNA molecules or clonally amplified DNA.
The primary systems used in NGS, manufactured by Pacific Biosciences and Illumina®, can generate gigabases to terabases of data per run (compared to megabases for the previous generation) by directly measuring bases incorporated during DNA polymerization... (More)
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