Part 1: Empowering Oncology. In the world of oncology testing, efficient nucleic acid recovery and inhibitor removal, time-to-results, and throughput are critical for precious samples.
By adapting the MagMAX™ Cell-free DNA Kit and MagMAX™ FFPE DNA/RNA Ultra kit protocols onto the Hamilton® Nimbus HD 4 Automated Liquid Handler with the Thermo Scientific™ KingFisher™ Presto, we can effectively process more samples in less time. It only takes 2 hours to sequentially isolate DNA then RNA from the same slice of FFPE for up to 96 samples, and 1.5 hours to extract and enrich cell-free DNA from 10mL plasma for up to 24 samples.
Part 2: Enhancing Microbiome Sample Prep. As the pace of human microbiome research accelerates, there is an urgent need for automated, high-throughput workflow solutions.
We have developed an automated sample preparation workflow for fecal microbiome on the new Thermo Scientific™ KingFisher Apex platform. Automated magnetic-bead based isolation with the MagMAX™ Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit ensures high yield and quality, in a new pre-filled, barcoded plate format for even greater ease of use. Downstream ribosomal RNA depletion with the new RiboMinus Bacteria 2.0 kit extensively enriches bacterial mRNA for more cost-effective bacterial transcriptome sequencing.