No harsh chemicals. No denaturants. No complex steps.
Temperature-driven DNA and RNA extractions: Optimizing speed, sample size, yield, and single-tube processing.
We have discovered how to simplify life science research by reinventing the way nucleic acids are extracted. Using novel chemistries, we’ve enabled samples to be molecular-biology ready in one easy step using single-tube DNA/RNA extraction.
David Saul, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Our temperature-driven approach sets the standard for DNA and RNA extractions where speed, sample size, yield, and simplified workflow are important. Single-tube extractions produce high-quality nucleic acids in minutes – not hours – without the overuse of plastic or harsh chemicals. Reduced handling means fewer opportunities for contamination, all at an affordable cost.
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Whether you’re a life scientist or forensic specialist, you’ll find the solution that suits your needs:
Click on your sample type to learn more about temperature-driven reagents and incorporating them in your lab’s workflow.
Gram-positive, Gram-negative, protozoa, colonies and liquid cultures, biofilm and mucosal, archaea, swabs, and metagenomic DNA (soil, stool, and water)
Plant (leaf, stem, root), plant pathogens, fungi
Extract DNA from cells in suspension, adhered cells, cell pellets, VACS, and LCM
Extract DNA from sperm cells, semen, semen stains, and vaginal swabs
Extract RNA from mammalian cell culture, laser capture micro-dissections, FACS-prepared cell populations such as macrophages
Extract DNA from liquid blood (fresh, EDTA, heparin, citrate), swab, stains, storage card (FTA)
Extract DNA from animal tissue including insect, mouse and rat tail tips, fish fins, ear tags, fat, muscle, tape lifts, hair
We’ve invested decades of scientific discovery and validation to create simplicity from complexity. Our single-tube approach removes the need for multiple steps and harsh chemicals needed for traditional extraction methods.
Our thermostable proteinase functions at temperatures perfect for nucleic acid extraction – inactive at low temperatures, turning on at 75°C and irreversibly denaturing at 95°C.
No detergents. No denaturants. No complex steps. Only heat.
That’s temperature-driven nucleic acid extraction done effortlessly.
MicroGEM offers sophisticated simplicity in the PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor – our automated solution for effortless DNA or RNA extraction. Powerful enzyme-driven reagents and an innovative extraction cartridge produce analytics-ready nucleic acids in less than 15 minutes.
We’ve tapped into the power of extremophiles that thrive in the world’s most extreme conditions.
We use enzymes derived from these microorganisms to quickly and simply extract nucleic acid from many sample types. Temperature-driven enzymatic lysis offers significant advantages.
At MicroGEM, we’re explorers and innovators, pushing the boundaries of effortless sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction.