The QIAamp Virus BioRobot MDx Kit simplifies isolation of viral RNA and DNA from cell-free body fluids with a fast automated 96-well–plate procedure. No phenol–chloroform extraction is required. Nucleic acids bind specifically to the QIAamp silica-gel membrane while contaminants pass through. PCR inhibitors, such as divalent cations and proteins, are completely removed in two efficient wash steps, leaving pure nucleic acids to be eluted in either water or a buffer provided with the kit. QIAamp technology yields viral RNA and DNA from cell-free body fluids ready to use in PCR and blotting procedures.
The fully automated procedure, including bar code reading and complete process documentation, requires less than 2.5 hours to process 96 samples (including a detailed load check of 20 minutes) with no hands-on time during the run. Advantages of the system include high process reliability and walkaway automation, providing a highly efficient system for purification of viral nucleic acids for laboratories. QIAamp sample preparation technology is fully licensed.