Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification

VERSA Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification (NAP) workstations are equipped with modules to automate challenging steps for any extraction, purification and isolation protocols. The Magnetic Bead Vortex ensures homogeneous bead suspension and distribution throughout the plate. The combination of ReagentDrop bulk reagent dispensing module and 96-Tip Aspirator offers fast and efficient bead washing and elution steps while saving tip costs. Unlike slider systems that allow limited plate movement between two neighbouring decks, Aurora’s Gripper and Transporter enable more flexibility in tailoring different protocols. The VERSA Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification workstations are compatible with various commercial kits, reagents and labware.

Independently Validated

Automated Isolation of Genomic DNA using the MACHEREY-NAGEL
NucleoMag® Plant kit by Aurora Biomed’s VERSA 1100

Download the application note to see how VERSA 1100 can streamline plant DNA Purification.

Validation of MO BIO’s PowerMagTM Soil DNA Isolation Kit on the Automated Liquid Handling VERSA 1100 Workstation

Download the validation poster to see how VERSA Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification workstation is automating challenging soil extractions while demonstrating incomparable reproducibility on all soil samples.

Validation of an Automated Method for Library Preparation for a Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Assay for Oncology.

Download the checkerboard validation to see how VERSA NGS Library & Sample Preparation workstation is eliminating cross-contamination while demonstrating incomparable reproducibility on all patient DNA samples.

Modules Tailored to Your  Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification Protocols

96 Channel Head

enables efficient even plate processing

Magnetic Bead Vortex

ensures homogeneous bead suspension


draws reagents from their reservoir and eliminates tip usage

VERSA Magnetic Elevator for automated liquid handling

Shaker-Heater-Magnet Elevator

reduces protocol time


moves sample plates between Magnetic Bead Seperator and Shaker for on-deck mixing and washing

96 Tip Aspirator

increases efficiency and speed while reducing tip costs

Heater Shaker with PCR plate


allows efficient sample processing

New Round Bottom Magnet Plate

Magnetic Bead Separator

pulls down magnetic beads for sample purification

  • Optional 4 channel syringe pipettor with independent Z-axis allows working out of source sample tubes
  • Highly accurate air-displacement technology increases reproducibility
  • Flexibility to perform other associated task such as normalization, plate reformatting, and PCR setup
  • Open System – compatible with diverse reagents, kits and labware
  • HEPA/UV/LED Enclosure – keeps samples contamination-free
  • Scalable Solution – processes 1 to 96 samples in parallel depending on throughput demands
  • Unparalleled Customer Service – our engineering team is readily available to troubleshoot your protocols





VERSA 1100

Deck Capacity 6 8 15
Pipetting Head
(Single Channel Function, Disposable Tip)
4 or 8 channel Single channel (Dual syringe pump) 8 or 96 channel or 4 channel with independent Z-axis
ReagentDrop N/A 4 channels 8 channels
96-Tip Aspirator N/A Optional 1
Temperature Regulation Block 1 1 4
Reagent Cooling Block 1 1 1
Plate Shaker 1 1 1*
Magnetic Block 1 1 1*
Gripper / Plate Transporter Plate Transporter Plate Transporter Gripper
Liquid Level Sensing Optional Optional Optional
HEPA / UV / LED Enclosure Optional Optional Included
Width x Depth x Height (cm) 65 x 43 x 52 60 x 60 x 45 98.5 x 75.2 x 108.2
Weight (kg) 27 35 200

*Could be upgraded to Shaker-Heater-Magnet Elevator


  • Human Blood and Saliva
  • Plant DNA and RNA Extraction/Purification
  • Soil and Environmental Samples
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Food Contamination Analysis
  • Animal Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

VERSA workstations are very flexible and open systems and are compatible with almost all the DNA/RNA Extraction and Purification kits, reagents and labware in the market.

Yes, VERSA Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification workstations are equipped with a Heater-Cooler Plate and Heater-Shaker that can be used for sample incubation at temperatures from 2° – 92°C.

Yes, VERSA liquid handlers can be implemented for downstream steps such as PCR setup, master mix preparation, plate reformatting and NGS library prep.

No, all transporting between different modules is done by the plate gripper or plate transporter.

No. VERSA workstations have been validated for automating different applications and no cross-contamination issues have been observed. VERSA utilizes disposable tips to eliminate cross-contamination. Additionally, the aspirating and dispensing speed is carefully adjusted to avoid splashing or carry-over contamination. It is also equipped with a HEPA filter and UV light to keep the environment contamination-free.

No, the dispensing speed of ReagentDrop on VERSA Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification workstations is always optimized for reagents with different consistencies to avoid splashing.

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