Traditional DNA and RNA extraction methods often rely on proteinase K, SDS, and purification by columns, beads, or solvent extraction. Extraneous agents are added that subsequently need to be removed – all in an effort to get a simple result – high-yield, purified nucleic acids.
The MicroGEM Advantage :
At MicroGEM, we have re-invented DNA and RNA extraction. We replace traditional extraction methods with a simple, single-tube approach.
Our thermophilic and mesophilic enzymes are derived from extremophiles living in the world＇s harshest environments.
Our specially-formulated cocktails of these enzymes and buffers work at different temperatures, creating a sequence of coordinated temperature-driven reactions easily done using a thermal cycler or MicroGEM＇s PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor.
Either way, our simplified sample preparation produces high-quality DNA and RNA, with good yields, less chance of error and less chance of cross-contamination.
By tapping into nature’s most extreme organisms and deriving enzymes from these extremophiles, we capture nature’s power in a single tube.
As a result, we offer a nearly effortless approach to extracting high-quality nucleic acid from a single cell or from thousands of cells – all in minutes, not hours – with no loss of DNA or RNA, and at a reasonable cost.