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Working with difficult samples
How do you extract high-quality DNA from many tissue types, in different states of decomposition? Optimized methods are the solution, for every sample source.
Wildlife crime: Extracting DNA evidence from degraded samplesIllegal animal trafficking is a rampant problem in the Philippines. Read how Dr. Ian Fontanilla and his team are using DNA extraction and barcoding to quickly identify stolen animals, proving what species they are and where they came from.
New Poster: Special considerations in the purification of genomic DNA from various sample typesIt is critical to use an optimized method for your sample type. This poster provides an overview of special considerations.
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InfographicMethods of sample disruption
Application noteMicrobial gDNA isolation
Webinar on DNA isolation – Part 1Fundamental concepts and special considerations in gDNA isolation for better insights.
Webinar on DNA isolation – Part 2Tips and tricks for rapid isolation of genomic DNA from tissue samples.
Webinar on gDNA from FFPE tissueThe challenges of FFPE sample materials – where does variation in quantity of purified DNA come from?
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QIAamp Fast DNA Stool Mini Kit
For isolation of gDNA from stool samples
Rapid purification of high-quality genomic DNA (human and bacterial) from fresh or frozen stool samples.
DNeasy Blood & Tissue Kits
Fast and easy silica-based DNA extraction without phenol or chloroform
For spin-column or 96-well extraction of total DNA from animal blood and tissues and from cells, yeast, bacteria, or viruses.
QIAamp Fast DNA Tissue Kit
For rapid isolation of genomic DNA from solid tissue samples
Yield improvements of 5 to 10-fold compared to standard methods Reduced lysis time from hours to just 15 minutes.
QIAamp DNA Blood Mini Kit
Designed for processing up to 200 µl fresh or frozen human whole blood
For purification of up to 12 µg genomic, mitochondrial, or viral DNA from blood and related body fluids.
For medium- to high-throughput sample disruption for molecular analysis
Simultaneously disrupts multiple biological samples through high-speed shaking in plastic tubes with stainless steel, tungsten carbide, or glass beads.
For fully automated nucleic acid extraction with QIAGEN’s spin-column kits
Advanced digital capabilities and connectivity QIAcube Connect allows research labs to fully automate and track their well-known QIAGEN spin-column extraction and purification protocols – at the push of a button.
For accelerated DNA, RNA, and protein quantification and quality control
Quantify nucleic acids from up to 16 samples in less than 2 minutes.