HiSpeed Plasmid Kits

For ultrafast purification of up to 750 µg transfection-grade plasmid or cosmid DNA

Features

  • Less than 60 minutes prep time
  • Lysate clearing and isopropanol precipitation without centrifugation
  • No risk of DNA pellet loss during precipitation
  • Up to 750 µg yield of high-copy plasmid DNA
  • LyseBlue for optimum lysis and maximum DNA yield
  • Large-scale plasmid preparation without vacuum manifold
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HiSpeed Plasmid Midi Kit (25)

Cat. No. / ID: 12643

25 HiSpeed Midi Tips, 25 QIAfilter Midi Cartridges, 25 QIAprecipitator Midi Modules plus Syringes, Reagents, Buffers.
$394.00
Cartridge type
Midi
Maxi
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HiSpeed Plasmid Kits are intended for molecular biology applications. These products are not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.

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Product Details

HiSpeed Plasmid Kits provide fast, large-scale, anion-exchange-based plasmid DNA preparation without centrifugation. The purified DNA is equivalent to that obtained by 2 x CsCl gradient centrifugation and is suitable for transfection-grade applications.

Performance

HiSpeed Plasmid Kits contain QIAfilter Cartridges, HiSpeed Tips, and QIAprecipitator modules for fast large-scale plasmid preparation without vacuum manifold. Syringe-format QIAfilter and QIAprecipitator modules replace centrifugation steps in the classic anion-exchange procedure, making plasmid purification faster and more convenient. Up to 750 µg (maxi) or 200 µg (midi) high-copy plasmid DNA can be purified from 150 µl – 250 ml or 50 µl – 150 ml culture, respectively (culture volumes depend on plasmid copy number, size of insert, host strain, and culture medium). HiSpeed Tip design allows a very high flow rate, permitting DNA binding, washing, and elution steps for plasmid purification to proceed faster.

The unique anion-exchange resin in HiSpeed Tips is developed exclusively for the purification of nucleic acids. Its exceptional separation properties result in DNA purity equivalent or superior to that obtained by two successive rounds of CsCl gradient centrifugation.

Principle

QIAfilter Cartridges (see figure " QIAfilter Cartridge") are special filter units designed to replace the centrifugation step following alkaline lysis of bacterial cells. QIAfilter Cartridges completely remove SDS precipitates and clear bacterial lysates in a fraction of the time needed for centrifugation. Prepacked HiSpeed Tips operate by gravity flow and never run dry, minimizing the hands-on time required for plasmid preparation.

The unique QIAprecipitator module (see figure " QIAprecipitator module") replaces the centrifugation step traditionally used to collect isopropanol-precipitated DNA following purification. The QIAprecipitator module traps the precipitated DNA, while the isopropanol-buffer mixture flows through. The DNA is then simply eluted from the QIAprecipitator into a microcentrifuge tube with TE buffer or water. This unique module also eliminates the risk of pellet loss, which can occur during decanting of the supernatant following centrifugation.

Specifications
Features HiSpeed Plasmid Maxi Kit HiSpeed Plasmid Midi Kit
Applications Transfection, cloning sequencing, gene silencing Transfection, cloning sequencing, gene silencing
Culture volume/starting material 150 µl – 250 ml culture volume 50 µl – 150 ml culture volume
Plasmid type High-copy, cosmid DNA High-copy, cosmid DNA
Processing Manual (filtration) Manual (filtration)
Sample per run 1 sample per run 1 sample per run 
Technology Anion-exchange technology Anion-exchange technology
Time per run 60 min 45 min 
Yield <750 µg <200 µg
 

 

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Procedure

Neutralized bacterial lysates are incubated in the QIAfilter Cartridge and cleared in seconds by filtration. The filtrate is applied to a HiSpeed tip for plasmid DNA purification (see flowchart " QIAGEN Plasmid Kit procedures"). Eluted DNA is mixed with isopropanol and applied to the QIAprecipitator module using the syringe provided. The concentrated and desalted DNA is then eluted from the QIAprecipitator directly into a microcentrifuge tube with TE buffer or water. 

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Applications

DNA purified with HiSpeed Plasmid Kits yield excellent results in all applications, from cloning and sequencing to transfection and plasmid-mediated gene silencing.

Supporting data and figures

Resources

Quick-Start Protocols (2)

Publications

Characterization of Helicobacter pylori lytic transglycosylases Slt and MltD.
Chaput C; Labigne A; Boneca IG;
J Bacteriol; 2006; 189 (2):422-9 2006 Nov 3 PMID:17085576
Identification of a lipase-linked cell membrane receptor for pigment epithelium-derived factor.
Notari L; Baladron V; Aroca-Aguilar JD; Balko N; Heredia R; Meyer C; Notario PM; Saravanamuthu S; Nueda ML; Sanchez-Sanchez F; Escribano J; Laborda J; Becerra SP;
J Biol Chem; 2006; 281 (49):38022-37 2006 Oct 10 PMID:17032652
Role of parathyroid hormone in the downregulation of liver cytochrome P450 in chronic renal failure.
Michaud J; Naud J; Chouinard J; Désy F; Leblond FA; Desbiens K; Bonnardeaux A; Pichette V;
J Am Soc Nephrol; 2006; 17 (11):3041-8 2006 Oct 4 PMID:17021269
A rapid functional assay for the human trace amine-associated receptor 1 based on the mobilization of internal calcium.
Navarro HA; Gilmour BP; Lewin AH;
J Biomol Screen; 2006; 11 (6):688-93 2006 Jul 10 PMID:16831861
Engineering of a xylose metabolic pathway in Corynebacterium glutamicum.
Kawaguchi H; Vertès AA; Okino S; Inui M; Yukawa H;
Appl Environ Microbiol; 2006; 72 (5):3418-28 2006 May PMID:16672486

FAQ

What is the composition of buffer STE?

The composition of Buffer STE is:

  • 100 mM NaCl
  • 10 mM Tris-Cl, pH 8.0
  • 1 mM EDTA

Buffer STE is a DNA resuspension and storage buffer used in QIAGEN Plasmid Kits for plasmid purification and in some plasmid supplementary protocols. Details on buffer preparation and storage are presented in Appendix B of the QIAGEN Plasmid Purification Handbook.

FAQ ID -415
What is the composition of buffer QF?

Buffer QF is the elution buffer used in QIAGEN Plasmid Kits for plasmid purification and in QIAGEN Blood & Cell culture kits.

The composition of Buffer QF is:

  • 1.25 M NaCl
  • 50 mM Tris-Cl, pH 8.5
  • 15% isopropanol (v/v)

 

To make 1 liter of solution, dissolve 73.05 g NaCl and 6.06 g Tris base in 800 ml distilled water. Adjust the pH to 8.5 with HCl. Add 150 ml pure isopropanol. Adjust the volume to 1 liter with distilled water. Store at 15–25°C

FAQ ID -413
Can I eliminate RNase A from buffer P1 for my plasmid preparation to obtain RNase-free DNA for in-vitro transcription?
No, RNase A should not be omitted from buffer P1. It is required to prevent RNA contamination of the purified plasmid DNA. RNase A will not interfere with downstream in-vitro transcription experiments, since it will be efficiently removed during the plasmid purification procedures using QIAGEN Plasmid Kits.
FAQ ID -366
Can I use water for elution from the QIAprecipitator of the HiSpeed Plasmid Kits?

Yes, when eluting DNA from the QIAprecipitator Modules of the HiSpeed Plasmid Kits, water or buffers commonly used to dissolve DNA (e.g., Tris) may be employed.

Note: Store DNA at -20°C when eluted with water as DNA may degrade in the absence of buffering and chelating agents.

FAQ ID -306
What are the additional plasmid bands I see on my gel?

Open circular plasmid, resulting from single strand nicks, usually migrates slower in agarose gels and forms (faint) bands above the supercoiled plasmid DNA band. Sometimes an additional band of denatured supercoiled DNA migrates just below the supercoiled form. This form may result from prolonged alkaline lysis with Buffer P2 and is resistant to restriction digestion.

For a detailed description on how to run and interpret an analytical gel, please see Appendix A in the QIAGEN Plasmid Purification Handbook: "Agarose Gel Analysis of the Purification Procedure", or visit this link.

FAQ ID -1059
What can I do when the DNA pellet prepared with QIAGEN Plasmid Kits has been overdried?
Redissolve the DNA by warming the solution slightly, e.g. incubate it at 37°C, and allow more time for redissolving.
FAQ ID -572
Can I use ethanol instead of isopropanol for DNA precipitation when using HiSpeed Plasmid Kits?

No. Ethanol is not recommended when using the QIAprecipitator module of the HiSpeed Plasmid Kits for DNA precipitation. The finer precipitates formed with ethanol are likely to clog the QIAprecipitator.

FAQ ID -354
How can I increase DNA concentration using QIAprecipitators of the HiSpeed Plasmid Kits?
Use 500 µl instead of 1 ml of Buffer TE for elution of plasmid DNA from the QIAprecipitator of the HiSpeed Plasmid Kits. If low copy plasmids are used, the lysates of two QIAfilter Cartridges can be filtered into one equilibrated HiSpeed Tip. HiSpeed Maxi Kits will result in higher DNA concentration than HiSpeed Midi Kits, because the QIAprecipitators in both kits (Midi- and Maxi Module) use the same elution volume.
FAQ ID -1061
How can I improve the performance of the HiSpeed QIAprecipitator module?

When using the QIAprecipitator module of the HiSpeed Plasmid Midi- or Maxi Kits, make sure to dry the membrane by pressing air through the QIAprecipitator at least twice. Dry the outlet nozzle of the QIAprecipitator with absorbent paper. This will prevent carry-over of alcohol into the eluate and enable optimal performance of the extracted DNA downstream.

Do not load eluate from from several columns on the QIAprecipitator, and be sure that the correct precipitator size is used for the corresponding HiSpeed Tip. Do not replace the isopropanol with ethanol for precipitation, since the use of ethanol will lead to a finer precipitate that can clog the module.

To prevent breakage and leakage of the module it is important to avoid excessive force, bending, or twisting while attaching the QIAprecipitator to the syringe. Do not stress the inlet by resting one edge of the QIAprecipitator on a hard surface (e.g., the edge of a sink) and depressing the syringe plunger. Always apply gentle, even, pressure perpendicularly to the QIAprecipitator.

FAQ ID -144
Where can I find a protocol for cleanup of already purified plasmid DNA?

When using the silica-based QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit, a protocol is contained in the QIAprep Miniprep Handbook, in Appendix C: Special Applications. The protocol is called: 'Purification of plasmid DNA prepared by other methods'.

For our anion-exchange based Plasmid Purification Kits, a protocol can be accessed online at our Plasmid Resource Center, and is called 'Re-Purification of Plasmid DNA Prepared by Methods other than QIAGEN Tips'.

 

FAQ ID -1031
What is the composition of buffer TE?

The composition of Buffer TE is:

  • 10 mM Tris·Cl, pH 8.0
  • 1 mM EDTA

Buffer TE is a commonly used DNA resuspension and storage buffer. It is supplied in QIAGEN's Endofree Plasmid Kits, and used for plasmid DNA resuspension in combination with other QIAGEN Plasmid Kits. Details on buffer preparation and storage are presented in Appendix B of the QIAGEN Plasmid Purification Handbook.

FAQ ID -416
What is the lowest elution volume that can be used with QIAprecipitator Midi and Maxi Modules?

The lowest elution volume that should be used for both the QIAprecipitator Midi and the Maxi Module provided in the HiSpeed Plasmid Kits is 500 ul. The official elution volume for both modules is 1 ml. If a higher DNA concentration is desired and a reduction in yield of up to 10% is acceptable, the elution volume can be reduced. Elution volumes smaller than 500 ul will lead to incomplete wetting of the QIAprecipitator membrane and further reduced DNA yields.

FAQ ID -307
I am seeing a precipitate after adding LyseBlue reagent to Buffer P1. What should I do about that?

A precipitate forming upon adding LyseBlue reagent to Buffer P1 is a normal observation. This precipitate will completely dissolve after addition of Buffer P2. Please be sure to shake Buffer P1 vigorously before use to completely resuspend LyseBlue particles.

FAQ ID -1045
Are the QIAprecipitator Midi and Maxi Modules of the HiSpeed Plasmid Kits interchangeable?
No, the QIAprecipitator Midi and Maxi modules of the HiSpeed Plasmid Midi- and Maxi Kits are not interchangeable. Each module has been designed for different capacities and recoveries.
FAQ ID -308
What is the RNase A concentration and composition of Buffer P1?

The composition of Buffer P1 is:

  • 50 mM Tris·Cl, pH 8.0
  • 10 mM EDTA
  • 100 µg/ml RNase A

After RNase A addition, the buffer should be stored at 2–8°C.

Buffer P1 is the resuspension buffer used in a variety of QIAGEN kits for plasmid DNA purification. Details on buffer preparation and storage are presented in Appendix B of the QIAGEN Plasmid Purification Handbook.

FAQ ID -198
Can Buffers N3 and P3 be used interchangeably?
No. Although both Buffers N3 of the QIAprep Spin Miniprep and P3 of the QIAGEN Plasmid Kits perform the neutralization step in an alkaline lysis procedure, they are completely different. Buffer N3 contains a proprietary formula that sets up binding conditions for the QIAprep Miniprep column's silica-gel-membrane. Buffer P3 sets up binding conditions for QIAGEN anion-exchange columns. Our website explains QIAGEN's nucleic acid purification technologies in more detail.
FAQ ID -310
What is the composition of buffer P3?

The composition of Buffer P3 is:

  • 3.0 M potassium acetate, pH 5.5

Buffer P3 is the neutralization buffer used in QIAGEN's anion-exchange based Kits for plasmid preparation. Details of buffer preparation and storage are presented in Appendix B of the QIAGEN Plasmid Purification Handbook.

FAQ ID -418
What is the composition of buffer QC?

Buffer QC is the wash buffer used in QIAGEN Plasmid Kits for plasmid purification and in QIAGEN Blood & Cell Culture kits.

The composition of Buffer QC is:

  • 1.0 M NaCl
  • 50 mM MOPS, pH 7.0
  • 15% isopropanol (v/v)

 

To make 1 liter of solution, dissolve 58.44 g NaCl, 10.46 g MOPS (free acid) in 800 ml distilled water. Adjust the pH to 7.0 with NaOH. Add 150 ml pure isopropanol. Adjust the volume to 1 liter with distilled water. Store at 15–25°C.

FAQ ID -412
How can I prevent clogging of QIAfilter cartridges?
It is important to completely mix and lyse bacterial cells with plasmid Buffers P1 and P2. Incomplete mixing results in sticky or slimy areas of lysate, which will clog the filter matrix. It is recommended to completely resuspend cells in Buffer P1 and vigorously mix after addition of Buffer P2. Also mixing after Buffer P3 addition needs to be complete to allow fluffy precipitation of cell debris, which will float up. If the white debris does not float, dislodge it from the QIAfilter barrel wall (e.g. using a sterile pipette tip). Otherwise it will collect on the filter matrix and can lead to clogging. Use of LyseBlue reagent will help to achieve proper mixing results.
FAQ ID -1060
What is the composition of buffer QBT?

Buffer QBT is the equilibration buffer used in QIAGEN Plasmid Kits for plasmid purification and in QIAGEN Blood & Cell culture kits.

The composition of Buffer QBT is:

  • 750mM NaCl • 50 mM MOPS, pH 7.0
  • 15% isopropanol (v/v)
  • 0.15 % Triton® X-100 (v/v)

To make 1 liter of solution, dissolve 43.83 g NaCl, 10.46 g MOPS (free acid) in 800 ml distilled water. Adjust the pH to 7.0 with NaOH. Add 150 ml pure isopropanol and 15 ml 10% Triton X-100 solution (v/v). Adjust the volume to 1 liter with distilled water. Store at 15–25°C

FAQ ID -411