PDQeX 2400 – Forensics

PDQ_DNA Extractor

Advanced Nucleic acid Extraction System
PCR-ready DNA in 5 – 15 minutes!

  • Generates PCR- ready DNA in minutes (PCR, qPCR, SNP and STR analysis)  
  • Hands-off, fully automated workflow
  • Low cost, high speed, High throughput, for forensic Samples
  • Compact size fits easily on the bench top
  • Simplifies mutilchannel and robotic pipetting
  • Sperm lysis in 20 minutes
  • Single consumable eliminates transfer steps and reduces waste
  • Flexible volumes ensure protocols for most sample types.

 

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  • Hands-off, automated workflow. Rapid, robust DNA extraction device that can achieve PCR and Human profile-ready DNA in under ten minutes.
  • The PDQeX 2400 for DNA extraction utilizes the already established ZyGEM reagents
  • Utilising a closed system that leads to high yields and low contamination risk.
  • Small footprint (200 x 200 mm). It can easily be placed in a laminar flow hood or on the benchtop.
  • Simultaneously processes 24 samples
  • Extractor tubes and programs are available for: buccal swabs , blood, fingerprints, semen , tissue etc.
  • The disposable extractor tubes which contains all the equipment for processing the sample and ejecting the DNA.
  • The disposable extractor tube :

              Eliminates transfer steps

             Makes setup easy

             Reduces waste

            Protected from contamination

  • The extraction tubes dispense directly into 8-strip PCR tubes. The PDQeX is built with efficient workflow in mind and is designed to dispense DNA in a format that makes multichannel or robotic pipetting easy.

ZyGEM Technology  Temperature Controlled Extraction + ZyGEM Kits.

  • The PDQeX is a small footprint, low­ cost, automated nucleic extraction instrument that uses ZyGEM Enzyme based DNA extraction that removes the need for purification steps such as paramagnetic  beads and columns. The methods use thermophilic enzymes that work in buffers that are compatible with Taq DNA polymerase and most other DNA and RNA modifying enzymes.

  • The PDQeX perform the cell lysis and proteolytic digestion using temperature shifts and simultaneously, control reagent flow using heat modifiable tubes and valves. All control and mechanics are carried out in simple, disposable extractor tubes. These tubes contain combinations of  ZYGEM enzymes appropriate to the substrate, heat­shrink tube to act as a pump, temperature burst valves, and filters and columns designed to remove inhibitory compounds in the extract. DNA or RNA is ready to use in 5 ­ 15 minutes (depending on the starting material).
  • Extraction performed in closed tubes,  thereby protecting the integrity of the sample and  protecting technical staff from potential pathogens.

 

  1. Extracted DNA is of extremely high yields due to enzymatic extraction in closed tubes as opposed to traditional methods.
  2. The fast extraction protocols and the ability for 24 simultaneous extracts means that the PDQeX has an extremely high-throughput. This leads to time savings and savings to labor cost
  3. Low risk of contamination due to closed system chemistry and the absence of wash step and elution
PDQeX Forensic Tubes Quantity of reactions Product Code
PDQeX ForensicGEM Blood

(includes bloodstain)

100

500

1000

XBX0100

XBX0500

XBX1000

PDQeX ForensicGEM Basic

(includes buccal, vaginal, cigarette, disperse tissue, solid tissue where yield is not an issue)

100

500

1000

XBU0100

XBU0500

XBU1000

PDQeX ForensicGEM SexCrime

(includes sperm, trace)

100

500

1000

XSC0100

XSC0500

XSC1000

PDQeX ForensicGEM Tissue

(includes solid tissue, meat)

100

500

1000

XTI0100

XTI0500

XTI1000

 

PDQeX Laboratory Tubes Quantity of reactions Product Code
PDQeX PreGEM Blood 100

500

1000

XBP0100

XBP0500

XBP1000

PDQeX PrepGEM Basic

(includes buccal, vaginal, cigarette, disperse tissue, solid tissue where yield is not an issue)

100

500

1000

XBC0100

XBC0500

XBC1000

PDQeX PrepGEM Tissue

(includes solid tissue, meat)

100

500

1000

XTS0100

XTS0500

XTS1000

 

Chemistry (Non-PDQeX) Quantity of reactions Product Code
ForensicGEM Universal

(includes buccal, blood, cigarette, tissue)

100

500

1000

FUN0100

FUN0500

FUN1000

PrepGEM Universal 100

500

1000

PUN0100

PUN0500

PUN1000

PrepGEM Bacteria 100

500

1000

PBA0100

PBA0500

PBA1000

RNAGEM Tissue Plus 100

500

1000

RTP0100

RTP0500

RTP1000

ForensicGEM SexCrime 100

500

1000

FSC0100

FSC0500

FSC1000