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Automated Extraction Unit

Maelstrom™ 8 Autostage

Revolutionizing Magnetic Bead Handling

Automated nucleic acid platform

  • Fully automated with specialized mixing approach

  • Handles up to 8 samples per run

  • Light and easy to move 

  • Temperature controllable from room temperature up to 110°C

  • Programmable with Mixing, Collection, Pause and Vapor Modes

  • All parameters are adjustable in each mode:
    Time, Mode, Speed, Working Well, Working volume, Temperature

  • Programmable with up to 40 steps in one program

  • Stores up to 50 programs

Principle of Nucleic Acid Extraction

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Step 1: Activate beads

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Step 2: Mix sample with Lysis Buffer

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Step 3: Mix sample with beads

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Step 4: Wash bead-DNA from #2 ~ #5 well

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Step 5: Elute DNA

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Step 6: Release beads

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  • Eliminates human error, ensures quality consistency

  • An open system for a broad range of magnetic bead-based reagent kits



  • Whirl stirring mixing technology eliminates cross-contamination

  • Processing volume up to 1,500 µl

  • Spin tips stir magnetic beads at speeds up to 3000 rpm



  • Intuitive user interface and easy menu navigation

  • Data exchange via USB connected with laptop

  • A portable device that can be used from lab to field



  • 3,000 gauss magnetic rods efficiently collect magnetic beads

  • Automation of complicated manual steps

See Your Return On Investment

Request an ROI analysis and see how you can reap the benefits of lab automation. Remove the guesswork from your lab automation investment decision.

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