Cat. No. / ID: 9003210
The EZ2 Connect automates its prefilled cartridge-based workflows to process up to 24 samples at the same time. This benchtop instrument automatically pierces the sealed cartridges, heats samples for incubation, and automates pipetting of beads, buffers, even enzymes, to automate many pretreatment steps that were previously not automatable. Its intuitive touchscreen interface makes it easy to use, even for new lab workers. And with its remote connectivity feature, you can monitor your runs and manage your instrument even from outside the lab.
No matter what sample type you need to work with – whether FFPE samples, liquid biopsy samples, trace samples, cells, tissue, whole blood or other sample types – you can get an EZ2 Connect Kit that is run with preprogrammed protocols. Meet your research lab’s need for throughput, reproducibility and flexibility with EZ2 Connect.
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The EZ2 Connect helps research labs attain a whole new level of flexibility and convenience by fully automating nucleic acid extraction from a wide variety of sample types.
Boost the speed and reproducibility of your experiments by drastically reducing manual pipetting steps and replacing them with EZ2 Connect’s prefilled-reagent-cartridge system. Increase your lab throughput by processing up to 24 samples all at the same time.
The EZ2 Connect is also QIAsphere-ready, so you can monitor your runs and manage your instrument remotely, by installing the QIAsphere app on your preferred tablet or smartphone or by accessing the QIAsphere web app through your laptop or desktop browser.
The EZ2 Connect uses a piercing mechanism to open prefilled and sealed reagent cartridges. It then aspirates and dispenses samples and reagents with a 24-channel pipettor head. If heating is required during the workflow (e.g., during lysis), an on-board heating system controls the temperature of the liquids. Nucleic acid binding, washing, and elution all done automatically with in-tip magnetic bead technology (see Expanded automation capabilities).
Following the illustrated instructions on the touchscreen display, the user loads labware and samples onto the EZ2 Connect worktable, chooses a preinstalled protocol, and starts a run. During the run, the instrument lyses, washes, binds and elutes the nucleic acids autonomously. Once the run is over, the QIAsphere App notifies the user that the run is completed, and the user may return to the machine to collect their purified nucleic acids (see Three simple steps to isolate DNA and RNA).
Nucleic acids purified using the EZ2 Connect and the appropriate QIAGEN kits can be used for sensitive analytical detection in downstream assays such as PCR, dPCR or NGS (see One instrument, numerous applications).
The EZ2 Connect is compatible with EZ1 Kits, EZ1&2 Kits and EZ2 Kits.
The EZ2 Connect can process numerous sample types for various downstream applications when used with EZ1 Kits,* EZ1&2 Kits* and EZ2 Kits.*
* Note: For molecular biology applications, not intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a disease.
|Applications||Automated nucleic acid purification|
|Features||Magnetic-bead separation, on-board pipetting, heating function, automated reagent-cartridge piercing, UV-LED decontamination, remote connectivity, touchscreen display, run report management, software-guided maintenance|
|Main sample type||Cells, tissue, FFPE, liquid biopsy samples, trace samples, whole blood|
|Instrument dimensions||57.5 cm (22.6 in) x 72 cm (28.35 in) x 56 cm (22 in) (H x W x D)|
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