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Tecan and RevoluGen partner on using 96-well plates for DNA extraction

UK genomics company RevoluGen has announced an agreement with Tecan for the manufacturing and supply of Tecan’s 96-well filter plates to be used in RevoluGen’s automated Fire Monkey High Molecular Weight (HMW)-DNA extraction kits.

Automated DNA extraction using these specialised 96-well plates, which incorporate the proprietary Fire Monkey extraction technology and are optimised for use on Tecan’s small desktop footprint Resolvex A200 positive pressure automation robot, speeds up and simplifies the preparatory workflow needed for high throughput of both short and long read DNA sequencing applications, ultimately reducing costs.

Shang Tsai, Head of Marketing for the SP division at Tecan said: “We are pleased to be Revolugen’s partner of choice for the supply of the 96-well plates optimised to work on our instruments for automated DNA extraction. Rapid growth of sequencing worldwide is driving the need for automation to handle the volume of samples needed for applications such as population genomics, epidemiological mutation screening and antibiotic microbial resistance gene monitoring research.”

The two companies started to work together in 2020 to validate an automated DNA extraction workflow, the critical first step in the DNA sequencing workflow.

“We are delighted that our collaboration with Tecan has been successful. The 96-well plate supply agreement announced today is a culmination of two years' successful development of one of the first automated extraction of library ready, HMW-DNA in a laboratory standard format multi-well plate,” said Pieter Haitsma Mulier, CEO of RevoluGen.

Following optimisation of the multi-well plates in RevoluGen’s R&D laboratories, this agreement is the final step to enable the commercial launch of an automated version of the very successful Fire Monkey HMW-DNA extraction kits for high sample number applications, with availability expected early 2023.

RevoluGen is a privately held, UK based, scientific research and development company commercialising molecular tools with a specific focus on rapidly extracting long and pure DNA fragments from cells. Learn more at www.revolugen.co.uk.

 

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