Life Technologies now offers MagMAX FFPE Isolation Kits—two new magnetic bead-based kits designed specifically for the isolation of both total RNA and DNA from Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) samples. MagMAX FFPE Isolation kits help scientists get to discovery – faster and safer than ever before.
What’s unique about the MagMAX FFPE kits is that they offer the yield, purity and downstream performance characteristics that scientists expect, while also delivering faster workflow protocols, higher throughput capacity, and eliminating user-exposure to toxic organic solvents typically associated with the FFPE purification process.
To enhance user productivity, MagMAX FFPE Kits incorporate magnetic bead-based technology, yielding a workflow amenable to high throughput processing. Offered in a 96-well format, MagMAX FFPE Kits enable an automated-assist protocol, which can effectively reduce hands-on processing time by 50 percent or more. By substituting xylene-like solvents with a novel solubilization reagent, MagMAX FFPE kits combine protease enzymes and digestion additives. This combo-reagent allows users to eliminate the deparafinization step of the protocol, and the associated toxicity associated with traditional FFPE processing.
Innovations delivering faster, easier and safer purification of FFPE support a long-term trend of increased use of tissue samples archived in FFPE by molecular scientists for research. New tools like MagMAXFFPE™ kits allow researchers to more efficiently access and analyze the large volume of clinically-annotated FFPE samples that are growing more central, to cancer/disease research, biomarker discovery, and personalized medicine.