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Introducing an Affordable Capillary Gel Electrophoresis Analyzer for DNA

The Qsep100 DNA Analyzer from Precision Biosystems performs rapid, high sensitivity assays at lower cost per sample compared to similar systems

MANSFIELD, MA – Capillary gel electrophoresis technology is recognized as an optimal approach to performing post PCR separation, detection of DNA and RNA fragments and assessing the quality of genomic DNA. The Qsep100 DNA Analyzer, by Precision Biosystems, uses micro-capillary gel electrophoresis combined with fluorescence detection, and is capable of performing 200 assays automatically as quickly as 2 minutes per sample. With costs per sample as low as $0.10 each, Qsep100 is a fast and highly sensitive analyzer for DNA and RNA assays.

“There is no question, capillary gel electrophoresis with LED-induced fluorescence is a powerful analytical tool for DNA analysis and immunoassays, effectively replacing time-consuming and labor intensive slab-gel electrophoresis technology,” says Russ Yukhananov, CEO of Precision Biosystems. “Data posted on our website shows our Qsep100 system exhibited excellent reproducibility in every experiment we performed,” he added.

The Qsep100 DNA Analyzer quickly resolves DNA fragments in the range of 10 to 20,000 base pairs (bp) with 2 to 4 bp resolution. The design features a disposable pen shaped cartridge filled with gel that incorporates a short fused silica capillary. The sample is automatically injected into the cartridge where it migrates through the capillary, and fragments are excited by a super bright light emitting diode (LED) and signal detected by photomultiplier. A radio frequency identification (RFID) chip built into the pen-shaped gel cartridge tracks the number of runs, the type of gel cartridge used, and the sample number. The compact analyzer is supplied with a 12-well or 96-well sample loader. System set up requires an external nitrogen gas source or air pump and standard electrical supply. Scientists capture and manage experimental data using the supplied software with its intuitive interface, and data transfer is facilitated with a USB connection in spreadsheet compatible format.

The Qsep DNA Analyzer is available for onsite demonstration. For information and pricing, call 1-888-490-4443, or send an email to info(at)precisionbiosystems(dot)com. Visit the Precision Biosystems website at www.precisionbio.wpengine.com.

About Precision Biosystems

Precision Biosystems is focused on developing and supplying solutions to help researchers automate difficult, time-consuming tasks in their laboratories. Founded and operated by scientists, the company specializes in practical designs that provide reproducible data. For more information, visit www.precisionbio.wpengine.com.

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Process up to 12 Western Blots Simultaneously with Precise Reproducibility

Precision Biosystems offers an automated system for performing western blots with high sensitivity and low background noise

MANSFIELD, MA – “The functional simplicity of the BlotCycler™ design is convincing researchers that the time for automating their western blot assays is here,” says Russ Yukhananov, Ph.D., CEO of Precision Biosystems. BlotCycler™ delivers an affordable solution for busy labs demanding reproducible results. By reducing variables from slight variations in fluid delivery, timing and washing steps, researchers can achieve standardization with a repeatable automated process.

BlotCycler™ uses a simple and elegant design to perform up to 12 blots simultaneously. Researchers run samples using one or two different protocols at the same time, and continue using the same industry standard reagents and protocols.

“Scientists are saying they are surprised with how easily BlotCycler™ fits into their existing workflows and delivers consistent high quality results almost immediately,” says Dr. Yukhananov. “Many users who were skeptical about automating their western blot assays are now convinced it is the next big thing in life science research,” he added. BlotCycler™ technology is protected by four patents and currently has an additional patent pending.

BlotCycler™ automates blocking, primary and secondary antibody incubation, and all washing steps. The system is equipped with up to 6 trays, 3 trays on each side that can process 6 different primary and secondary antibodies. Researchers fill the BlotCycler™ containers with their antibodies and buffer solutions, add the blotting membranes, and set the blocking time from 10 minutes to 48 hours. The system maintains a shaking motion for consistent processing. When blots are removed the cleaning protocol employs a unique washing routine for thorough cleaning, contributing to assay reproducibility.

Precision Biosystems, a company specializing in developing inventive solutions for automating routine laboratory processes, developed BlotCycler. The company is so confident of the BlotCycler™ performance it guarantees users will consistently get better western blots or get a full refund. For a demonstration or pricing, call Precision Biosystems at 1‑888‑490‑4443, or send an email to info@precisionbio.wpengine.com. To see BlotCycler in action, visit www.precisionbiosystems for a video demonstration.

About Precision Biosystems

Precision Biosystems is a Massachusetts-based company that provides solutions to help researchers automate difficult, time-consuming tasks in their laboratories. The company developed and manufactures BlotCycler, an automated western blot processor based on patented fluid distribution technology.

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