For fully automated, spin-column-based nucleic acid extraction that you can manage from outside the lab
QIAcube Connect is redefining the benefits of automated sample processing. Go beyond fully automating your QIAGEN spin-column extraction and purification protocols at the push of a button. QIAcube Connect also lets you monitor and manage your instrument remotely, from your mobile device or desktop computer, by using the QIAsphere App.
Explore the demo tool to learn more about QIAcube Connect.
QIAcube Connect operates in conjunction with QIAcube Connect Accessories.
To find resources for the QIAcube, visit the QIAcube (classic) resource page.
QIAcube Connect is designed to perform fully automated purification of nucleic acids and proteins in molecular biology applications. The system is intended for use by professional users trained in molecular biological techniques and the operation of QIAcube Connect.
The plug-and-play QIAcube Connect simplifies purification by automating QIAGEN spin-column kits. No change of chemistry is needed, so startup is fast, results are immediate, and performance is comparable to the manual procedure.
QIAcube Connect includes a centrifuge, heated shaker, pipetting system and robotic gripper (see "The QIAcube Connect worktable"). These let the QIAcube Connect fully automate more than 80 QIAGEN spin column kits.
UV light decontamination
QIAcube Connect decontaminates your full worktable with built-in UV light (see ''The QIAcube Connect principle'') to prevent carryover between samples (see "Genomic DNA (gDNA) barely detectable after UV light exposure").
Remote connectivity with QIAsphere
QIAcube Connect is QIAsphere-ready. QIAsphere gives full connectivity so you can step out of the lab to ponder on your research while keeping an eye on your instrument run status.
Stay alert to important instrument events with QIAsphere's push notifications. You can even prepare the next run on the go, check maintenance status and manage run reports from anywhere, at anytime. Increase the efficiency and productivity of your lab. Learn more about QIAsphere.
Track samples and sample prep kit information throughout the process, using the handheld barcode scanner that comes with the kit.
Light inside the instrument makes it easier for you to load your samples and perform your experiments.
Protocols for various sample types
QIAcube Connect has a variety of pre-installed protocols for purification of RNA, genomic DNA, plasmid DNA, viral nucleic acids and proteins, plus DNA and RNA cleanup. All standard protocols in the expanding range can also be downloaded free of charge. Customized protocols can also be requested.
QIAcube Connect isolates highly pure nucleic acids or proteins using a spin-column-based lyse, bind, wash and elute procedure (see ''Automated QIAprep Mini Standard procedure'').
A large touchscreen (see figure ''The QIAcube Connect touchscreen'') simplifies protocol selection. Clear on-screen messages guide you through worktable setup. You are unlikely to make mistakes because the labware and accessories fit onto the worktable only in the correct orientation. In addition, a fully automated load check helps to ensure that samples, reagents and labware are loaded correctly.
Dedicated kits for DNA and RNA preps
Dedicated QIAcube Connect kits further simplify automated spin-preps for purification of RNA, genomic DNA and viral RNA. Rotor-adapters that come with the kits are pre-loaded with spin columns and elution tubes, so they are ready to use right out of the box. And then, to lessen the risk of errors even more, tubes required for the manual procedure are not included in kits dedicated for use with QIAcube Connect.
QIAcube Connect is highly suitable for academic research laboratories as well as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical research laboratories performing applications, such as:
Have your throughput demands increased? Do you want to expand your application range or further streamline workflows? Do you need to manage more complex samples? Do you need improved connectivity?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then QIAGEN’s trade-in/trade-up program is just right for you!
QIAGEN makes it easy to keep up to speed with the latest automation and sample processing technologies. Simply exchange an old instrument for a new one. Improve your efficiency by trading in a competitor instrument or trading up with an older QIAGEN instrument.
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