EZ1 Virus Card v2.0

For easy setup of protocols using the EZ1 Virus Mini Kit on the BioRobot EZ1 workstation

Features

  • Easy protocol setup with credit-card ease of use
  • Standardized processing ensures reproducible results
  • Optimized protocols help to ensure reliable purification
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EZ1 Virus Card v2.0

Cat. No. / ID: 9017330

Preprogrammed card for EZ1 Virus v2.0 purification protocols
EZ1 Cards are used in combination with EZ1 Kits on the BioRobot EZ1. Please refer to the specific EZ1 Kit handbook and the BioRobot EZ1 User Manual for information about product use.

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Product Details

EZ1 cards are preprogrammed with protocols for purification of DNA using the BioRobot EZ1. These protocols provide both on-screen instructions for the user and operating commands for the BioRobot EZ1 workstation. Cards are also available for RNA purification (EZ1 RNA Card), for in vitro diagnostics, and for evaluation of the pipetting accuracy of the BioRobot EZ1.

Principle

EZ1 Cards specify a choice of purification protocols without any manual data entry.

Procedure

Simply insert the EZ1 Card with the desired protocol into the EZ1 Card slot and start the workstation. Further EZ1 Cards may be purchased at any time - increasing the application range of the BioRobot EZ1.

Applications

In combination with the EZ1 Virus Card and the BioRobot EZ1 workstation, the EZ1 Virus Mini Kit v2.0 provides a fully automated procedure for simultaneous purification of viral DNA and RNA from serum and plasma for highly sensitive detection in downstream assays. Purified viral DNA and RNA is compatible with a large number of downstream quantitative, real-time PCR assays and thermal cyclers, allowing accurate quantification of a wide range of viral nucleic acids (see table "Viral nucleic acid assays tested with the EZ1 Virus Mini Kit v2.0").

FAQ

Is training of lab personnel included with the purchase of a BioRobot EZ1?

Operation of the BioRobot EZ1 is so easy that no additional training other than the initial demo is needed. Operating the instrument requires only three major steps:

  • Insert the appropriate EZ1 Protocol Card, switch on the workstation, and, if necessary, select the appropriate protocol
  • Follow the instructions on the liquid-crystal display (LCD), which describes where the sample tubes, elution tubes, filter tips, and EZ1 Reagent Cartridges must be loaded and which indicates when to start the protocol run
  • Collect purified nucleic acids when the protocol run ends

 

FAQ ID -1239
How can we get our BioRobot EZ1 upgraded when new protocols are launched?

Protocols for nucleic acid purification are supplied on pre-programmed EZ1 Protocol Cards. These protocols provide both on-screen instructions for the operator and operating commands for the workstation. The range of kits and protocols for the EZ1 is continuously expanding to allow nucleic acid purification from a wide range of sample types. Please browse our Supplementary Protocol Section to find specialized EZ1 protocols for a large variety of clinical sample types, in addition to the standard sample types covered in our EZ1 handbooks.

 

FAQ ID -1241
Where can I find information about the worktable setup on the BioRobot EZ1?

Loading of sample tubes, elution tubes, filter-tips, and Reagent Cartridges onto the worktable of the BioRobot EZ1 is intuitive, easy and quick. Details about worktable setup are provided with each new protocol, and are also displayed in the liquid-crystal display (LCD) of the control panel when you start setup of the worktable.

 

FAQ ID -1243
Do the foils sealing the EZ1 Reagent Cartridges have to be manually removed prior to loading the robot?

No, prefilled Reagent Cartridges can be loaded onto the BioRobot EZ1 with their seals. During operation of the instrument, the piercing unit, a row of 6 metal spikes located behind the tip adapters, will puncture the foil of the cartridges, thereby exposing the reagents.

 

FAQ ID -1240
What disposables are required for nucleic acid isolations on the BioRobot EZ1?

No extra accessories need to be purchased for the BioRobot EZ1, as sample and elution tubes, as well as tips and tip holders are included with each EZ1 DNA or RNA isolation kit.

 

FAQ ID -1246