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PDQeX prepGEM Universal

Effortlessly extract DNA from saliva, blood, tissue including animal (ear punches, mouse tails, insect), and cell culture.

Produces double-stranded DNA for STR, PCR, qPCR, or amplicon sequencing.

Each kit contains PDQeX prepGEM, Histosolv, BLUE buffer, ORANGE+ buffer, enhancer, and extractor tubes.

For processing larger samples, we recommend the PDQeX prepGEM Universal HC kits. These kits have the traditional advantages that come with using the PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor but also include the new HC extraction cartridges.

These new HC extraction cartridges allow for more sample to be loaded into the cartridge before the purification matrix becomes overloaded. This results in a higher final yield of extracted DNA, meaning the PDQeX prepGEM Universal HC kits are better suited for sequencing workflows where a higher yield of DNA is encouraged.


Read our latest application notes:

Rapid extraction of DNA from limited FFPE material derived from lung tumour of engineered mice

Rapid DNA extraction from human saliva and blood for SNP calling

info Product Codes and Prices
# of Reactions Product Code Price
50 XPU0050 $220.00
100 XPU0100 $410.00
500 XPU0500 $1,970.00
1000 XPU1000 $3,720.00
50 HC XUH0050 $220.00
100 HC XUH0100 $410.00
500 HC XUH0500 $1,970.00
1000 HC XUH1000 $3,720.00

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PDQeX prepGEM Universal is MicroGEM’s comprehensive solution for effortless high-yield DNA extraction from blood, saliva, and tissue, including cell culture and tissues such as ear punches, mouse tails and insect.

Using MicroGEM’s PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor, there are only two simple steps – quick sample preparation and closed-tube, automated DNA extraction. Purification is performed within an innovative extraction tube that reduces steps, greatly improves speed and provides DNA purified of common inhibitors.

Temperature-controlled, hands-free, single tube processing ensures the integrity of all sample types.

  • Stream-lined approach provides PCR-ready DNA in approximately 15 minutes
  • Inhibitor-free means no harsh chemical washes or multiple steps are required
  • Disposable, sealed tube protects the integrity of the sample
  • Simplified, hands-off workflow frees up technician time and reduces lab costs

PDQeX Handbook (pdf)

Quick Start Card: PDQeX prepGEM Universal (pdf)
Quick Start Card: PDQeX prepGEM Universal (HC) (pdf)

Safety Data Sheet: PDQeX prepGEM Universal (pdf)
Safety Data Sheet: PDQeX prepGEM Universal (HC) (pdf)

App Note: Rapid extraction of DNA from limited FFPE material derived from lung tumour of engineered mice (pdf)

App Note: DNA extraction for prenatal diagnostics using prepGEM Universal (pdf)