QIAvac HiSpeed LS Vacuum
For vacuum-driven processing of up to six HiSpeed Mega or Giga Columns
Vacuum-driven liquid processing facilitates sample handling and reduces hands-on preparation time by eliminating the tedious loading and unloading of spin columns into a centrifuge and subsequent removal of flow-through during binding and washing procedures. Preventing cross-contamination is especially critical when purifying nucleic acids from sensitive samples. To overcome this, QIAGEN columns are inserted into disposable VacConnectors, preventing direct contact of the column with the manifold. VacValves ensure constant vacuum pressure. The QIAvac HiSpeed LS Vacuum manifold together with the QIAvac Connecting System provides an ideal setup for convenient processing of several QIAGEN kits.
Simply insert 1–6 columns into the manifold, add the samples or buffers and turn on the vacuum source. Samples and buffers are drawn efficiently through the columns, facilitating multiple loadings of large sample volumes and eliminating the need to discard flow-through. Detailed information about assembling and using the QIAvac HiSpeed LS is given in the QIAvac HiSpeed LS Handbook. In combination with the QIAvac Connecting System, the QIAvac HiSpeed LS can be used as a flow-through system. The sample flow-through, containing possible infectious material, is collected in a separate waste bottle.
The QIAvac HiSpeed LS Vacuum manifold enables fast and efficient vacuum processing of HiSpeed Mega and Giga Columns and is ideally suited to laboratory research. Vacuum-driven liquid processing is an attractive alternative to centrifugation as it minimizes the hands-on time needed for sample preparation.