The QIAwave Plasmid Miniprep Kit is an eco-friendlier version of our standard QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit. The QIAwave Kit uses 15% less plastic and 15% less cardboard than our standard kit and offers waste tubes made 100% post-consumer recycled plastic that you can reuse throughout the procedure. QIAwave buffers also come as concentrates, reducing the amount of plastic by 48–80% per bottle. To save paper, there are no printed protocols in the kit. Instead, you can download the protocols you need from the resources list or by simply scanning the QR code inside the kit box lid.
So, while the kit packaging and components of our QIAwave Kit may look different, it’s as easy to use as our standard 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. These include:
- 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 Plasmid Miniprep Kit is designed for isolation of up to 20 μg high-purity plasmid or cosmid DNA to use in routine molecular biology applications, including fluorescent and radioactive sequencing and cloning. You can also achieve even higher yields (up to 30 μg) using the High-Yield Supplementary Protocol. For optimal results, we recommend using this kit together with the QIAvac 24 Plus. And if you have too many samples to prep manually, you can automate your sample extraction on the QIAcube Connect.