Nucleic Acid Extraction Systems
Nucleic acid extraction is an increasingly important tool for the molecular biology applications. Before development of new technologies for extraction, nucleic acid separation had been a time- and work-consuming process, often limited by small yields and low purities of the separation products, and not suited for automation and up-scaling. During the last decades, magnetic beads (particles) were developed that could help to overcome the existing challenges. Together with an appropriate buffer system, they allow for the efficient and fast purification of the DNA/RNA directly from crude cell extracts. Aurora as a leading company for lab automation systems also have developed technologies for magnetic based nucleic acid extraction. VERSA and ADNAP extraction systems are two generations of instruments that work based on Magnetic bead RNA/DNA extraction method and helps you to automate your workflow.
Simply refer to the comparison table to find out which of the automated extraction systems works best for you.
|VERSA Series||ADNAP20 Series|
|Available Models||VERSA 10|
|Throughput||Medium||Medium to High|
Extraction Kits (with or without magnetic beads)
SBS Standard Well plate/PCR plate or tubes
|Disposable Tip Comb|
Extraction Kits with magnetic beads only
SBS Standard deep-well plate
|Samples per run||96x samples/run or less numbers adjustable (1x – 96x)||16/32/96 x samples /run only|
|Processing volume||1µL – 1000µL||20µL – 1000µL|
|Operation interface||Separate PC with monitor||Built-in touch screen|
|Run time||90 Minutes||15-30 Minutes/run|
(Time depends on specific kits/reagents used)
|Weight||31/165 Kg||12/35/55 Kg|
|Size||Bench Top||Bench Top|
(L * W * H)
45 x 57 x 54 cm
98.5 x 75.2 x 89 cm
|Ease of Use||Installation/Training Required||Plug in – Simple…|
Benefits of Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction Workstations
Aurora’s VERSA and ADNAP 20 series saved clients’ valuable time by eliminating several or all manual steps. These instruments reduce processing time and also decrease human errors which enhances the reproducibility of the results. Results obtained from VERSA and ADNAP nucleic acid extractors are consistent in performance among different validation run by our clients.
Level of Automation
96 purifications in 1.5 hours <15 min hands-on prep
Installation-and-play setup adjustable/modifiable protocol libraries
96 purification in 30 minutes <30 min hands-on prep
Plug-and-play setup adjustable protocol libraries
Automated Purification Kits & Consumables
Both series of Aurora’s extraction systems work based on Magnetic bead RNA/DNA extraction. Magnetic bead-based nucleic acid extraction kits are also provided by Aurora and various vendors utilize small paramagnetic beads that strongly but reversibly bind to RNA/DNA resulting in high and consistent RNA/DNA yields and purity. Magnetic beads are more flexible with using different sample types such as the whole blood, cells, etc.
Aurora’s VERSA is compatible with most of the commercially available kits such as (NucleoMag Kits_Macherey-NAGEL, MagPure kits_Angen Biotech, MagMAX_DNA_Multi-SampleUltra2_Kit_Cells_UG Phusion_HiFi_PCR_MasterMix_100rxn_UG THERMO
Aurora’s ADNAP series similarly is also compatible with most of the commercially available kits!