Magnetic Separation Stands
Magnetic beads have long been used to isolate nucleic acids as well as recombinant proteins. With the current designs of magnetic stands, these purifications can be problematic, often leaving carryover contaminants when the pellet is disturbed or when the supernatant is not completely removed. The FastGene MagnaStand solves both issues. By securing a pellet (with neodymium magnets) on the sides of the tube walls rather than at the bottom, it allows complete removal of the supernatant without touching the pellet. Additionally, with the MagnaStand 1.5, the vertical position is adjustable, allowing the magnets to be precisely placed on the tube according to the volume used during purification. These versatile stands work with tubes, strip-tubes, and even 96-well plates. Magnetic particle–mediated separation is an important procedure for most next-generation sequencing applications. MagnaStands’ ultrapowerful magnetic technology securely removes particles from solution, pulling them out of the way of pipette tips and liquid-handler needles.