The QIAwave DNA Blood & Tissue Kit is an eco-friendlier version of our standard DNeasy Blood & Tissue Kit. The QIAwave Kit uses 63% less plastic and 42% less cardboard than our standard kit and waste tubes made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic that you can reuse throughout the procedure. QIAwave buffers also come as concentrates, reducing the amount of plastic by 74–80% per bottle. To save paper, there are no printed protocols in the kit. You can download the protocols you need from the Resources section below or by scanning the QR code inside the kit box. So, while the packaging and components of our QIAwave Kit may look different, it’s as easy to use the QIAwave DNA Blood & Tissue Kit and the chemistry and performance are identical.
In partnership with My Green Lab, we've also assessed the environmental impact of this kit. My Green Lab ACT (accountability, consistency, and transparency) environmental impact factor labels are designed to evaluate and score products on several sustainability criteria, including:
- responsible chemical management
- sustainable content within products and packaging materials
- disposal of the packaging at the end of life
Products are scored from 1 to 10 except for energy and water consumption, which are scored as 1 point per kWh or gallon, respectively. A low score means a lower environmental impact. You can view the ACT labels for this kit in the Resources section below.
The QIAwave Kit uses silica-based spin-columns for purification, and most samples can be lysed directly with proteinase K. This means:
- No mechanical disruption
- No organic extraction
- No alcohol precipitation
The standard protocol for this kit allows you to extract total DNA from animal blood and tissue samples. We’ve also developed protocols for other samples types to ensure you get reproducible quantities of high-quality DNA, whether you’re working in life science, genotyping or veterinary pathogen research. You can also automate your sample extraction on the QIAcube Connect.