Arcis Prep KitAugust 23, 2017, Vernon Hills, Ill. – The Arcis Prep Kit, from Cole-Parmer, allows rapid extraction of either DNA or RNA in three minutes with high yields. This process is ideal for any molecular biologist who wants to reduce the time in which DNA and RNA samples can be obtained. 

Existing sample preparation kits currently require laborious washing, heating, and centrifugation steps that typically take 40 to 90 minutes to extract DNA or RNA from a sample. The Arcis DNA Prep Kit requires two simple steps that are completed in three minutes, to provide high-quality, PCR-ready templates with no need for additional laboratory equipment such as centrifuges or hot blocks. The Arcis Prep Kit is ideal for applications such as PCR, qPCR, isothermal amplification (LAMP), sequencing, genetic profiling (electrophoresis), and forensic studies. The extraction system can also be easily integrated into automated sample processing or liquid handling systems. 

The Arcis DNA Prep Kit, if used for extractions from fluids like blood, requires as little as 30 µL of sample as a starting material. The kit is also scalable in accordance with stated ratios in the prep kit manual and unlike other products, the prep kit can extract both DNA and RNA. This dual purpose removes the need for separate DNA and RNA extraction kits and, combined with the unrivalled three-minute sample processing time, saves time and money for labs of all sizes. 

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Cole-Parmer has been a leading global manufacturer and distributer of fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies since 1955. Our portfolio including popular brand names such as Masterflex®, Ismatec®, Oakton®, Digi-Sense™, Environmental Express® and more, are sold around the globe through direct sales, multichannel marketing outlets, and a strong network of international dealers. Cole-Parmer also features an ISO-17025-accredited metrology lab for instrument calibration and repair. Cole-Parmer responds with excellence to customer needs, and offers application expertise and technical support. For more information, contact Cole-Parmer, 625 East Bunker Court, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. In the US, call 1-800-323-4340. International customers, call 1-847-549-7600.