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Magnet-based extraction and purification of nucleic acids, especially for NGS library prep!  

Alpaqua® Magnetic Plates and Holders
General Information

Alpaqua® magnet plates (for 24-, 96- and 384-well microplates) are used in a variety of magnetic bead-based nucleic acid isolation applications such as DNA and RNA extraction from challenging sample matrices and PCR clean-up.  They are the most frequently recommended magnets for clean-up in Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) library preparation, and for use in exome capture, i.e. capture of protein coding regions by hybridization of genomic DNA to biotinylated oligonucleotide probes.


Alpaqua® magnet plates accommodate a variety of applications, plate densities, sample volumes and viscosities. Alpaqua® plates have Neodymium-Iron Boron (NdFeB) magnets of various strengths and a proprietary, patented Spring Cushion Technology for maximum bead capture and complete aspiration of supernatants and wash solutions. The entire line is SBS (Society for Biomolecular Screening) compliant and compatible with virtually all automated liquid handlers.