Thursday, May 30, 2013  |  Volume 5 / Number 11  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
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SPE Method for Production of High Quality RNA
INTEGRA has released a new video demonstrating a solid phase extraction (SPE) microplate method for reproducible, high throughput isolation of high-quality DNA-free total RNA.

The video shows researchers using a VIAFLO 384 handheld electronic pipette in conjunction with a vacuum manifold, 96-well solid phase extraction (SPE) microplate and RNA isolation kit to reproducibly extract high quality total RNA from cultured cells and bacteria.
The VIAFLO 384 is a handheld 384-channel electronic pipette that offers all the benefits of increased sample throughput as well as lower sample and reagent use without the investment in a robotic liquid handling system. Designed to be used just like a standard handheld pipette, the VIAFLO 384 requires no special skills or training to operate. The VIAFLO 384 features INTEGRA's popular Touch Wheel™ pipette user interface enabling simple and fast programming of a wide range of pipetting modes including repeat dispense, serial dilution, and mixing routines.

For more information, please watch the RNA isolation video.
Laboratory Information System Speeds Up the Sample Storage Process
The new version 4.903 Track-IT™ Information management system from Micronic enables users to scan tube codes directly into the software, providing secure organisation and tracking of stored samples. Track-IT is fully compatible with most commercial barcode readers, rack scanners, and Tubesorter systems.

With Micronic Traxcer code reader software now fully integrated with Track-IT, users can directly trigger tube or rack barcode scanning from the Track-IT program. The new version scans in only 5 seconds and transfers the codes directly into the Track-IT database. Using this unique capability, sample storage process is markedly sped up compared to programs in which users need to upload spreadsheets with scanned tube or rack codes.
Track-IT allows the user to import data from existing files into a common presentation, perform cross database searches, quickly retrieve information, and produce reports. Using Intranet support, data can be accessed from any connected computer in the lab. A single Track-IT licence covers all users within an organisation.

For more information and to view an online demonstration, please visit or email
New Bead Based DNA Target Enrichment Reagent Kit for Next Generation Sequencing
Roche announced the global launch of its SeqCap EZ Pure Capture Bead Kit supporting target enrichment workflows prior to DNA sequencing. The new kit is designed to provide sensitive and robust methods for capture and purification of DNA sample libraries enabling high-quality targeted sequencing results. With the addition of the new kit to its capture portfolio, Roche now offers SeqCap EZ Library probe pools and all target enrichment reagents in a one stop shop.

Roche provides a comprehensive set of reagents and probe pools for superior target enrichment performance. The probe pools include exome libraries, gene panels, and custom designs. Roche also launched a suite of SeqCap EZ reagent kits in January this year for applications in single or multiplex target enrichment experiments.

For more information about Roche NimbleGen, please visit
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