QIAfilter Cartridges are special filter units designed to replace the centrifugation step following alkaline lysis of bacterial cells. QIAfilter Cartridges completely remove SDS precipitates and clear bacterial lysates in a fraction of the time needed for centrifugation.
The unique QIAprecipitator module replaces the centrifugation step traditionally used to collect isopropanol-precipitated DNA following purification. The QIAprecipitator module traps the precipitated DNA while the isopropanol-buffer mixture flows through. The DNA is then simply eluted from the QIAprecipitator into a microcentrifuge tube with TE buffer or water. This unique module also eliminates the risk of pellet loss, which can occur during decanting of the supernatant following centrifugation.