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DNA extraction instrumentation

sbeadex livestock kit-high quality DNA extractions

Significant advances in plant breeding have been facilitated by the rapid and continued advancement of molecular biology-based technologies. These are driving the need for new automated extraction platforms that combine higher sample throughputs with the delivery of highly purified DNA that is suitable for a wide range of downstream applications.

The oKtopure™ robot has been developed to deliver automated DNA extraction from 8 x 96 well microtitre plates in parallel; utilising the proprietary sbeadex magnetic bead based chemistry. The instrument delivers standardised, medium-throughput extractions and results in purification of high quality DNA suitable for all molecular biology based downstream applications including sequencing (NGS, Sanger) and SNP genotyping (e.g. KASP™).

The Genespin™ instrument delivers a higher sample throughput and is optimised for Kleargene, our spin plate-based DNA extraction chemistry. The instrument delivers standardised, semi-automated DNA extractions for downstream PCR-based applications. The instrument is compatible with both 96- and 384-well spin plates, and can be used to perform all lysate transfer and buffer addition steps.

Key feature



Compatible chemistry



Extraction technology

Surface-modified superparamagnetic particles

Spin plates: glass fibre solid support inserted to microtitre plate

Plate format


96-well or 384-well

Grade of automation

Fully automated

Semi automated


up to 3.000 - 4.000 samples / day

up to 15.000 - 20.000 samples / day

DNA quality

Very high

Very good

Instrument costs

Please enquire

Please enquire

Consumables costs


very low

Sample type

Leaf and seed tissue

Leaf and seed tissue

Downstream applications

All genomics based applications including Next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, SNP genotyping

PCR based applications