Automate and accelerate nucleic acid extraction

Discover MagMAX Technology and the power of magnetic bead-based kits for nucleic acid purification.

  • Save time—Reduces processing time for magnetic-bead kits, especially when combined with the KingFisher purification systems
  • Greater convenience—Multiple protocols per kit to cover a wide variety of sample types
  • Improved performance—Reproducible recovery of high-quality RNA and DNA that is suitable for a broad range of applications
  • Automation—MagMAX kits are compatible with KingFisher purification systems, allowing you to automate your sample purification and reduce your hands-on time, while maintaining the performance you expect for downstream analysis

MagMAX Technology kits—ordering information

Workflow for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Sample Preparation System

Introducing MagMAX mirVana Total RNA Isolation Kit

This new kit is designed for isolation of total RNA, including small RNAs such as microRNAs, from a wide variety of sample matrices including serum and plasma. The kit uses MagMAX magnetic-bead technology, ensuring reproducible recovery of high-quality RNA that is suitable for a broad range of applications, including TaqMan miRNA Detection Assays.

Learn more about the MagMAX mirVana Total RNA Isolation Kit

Proven superiority. Reliable results.

Nucleic acid extraction from biological fluids and cell-free samples (serum, plasma, swabs, cell culture media, blood, semen, feces, soil and milk) presents unique challenges including low concentrations of extractable nucleic acid, large volumes to be processed, and sample complexity. The isolation procedure must also be compatible with real-time PCR.

The MagMAX Sample Preparation System addresses these issues, without using organic solvents or nucleic acid precipitation, minimizing the problems often encountered with filter-based nucleic acid isolation methods (clogging, large elution volumes, and inconsistent yields).

MagMAX is designed to provide highly effective pathogen nucleic acid isolation from diverse sample types. In this example, the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction from swine associated pathogens (PRRS: porcine reproductive virus; SIV: swine influenza virus; M Hyo: Microplasma hypopneumoniae; TGEV: transmissible gastroenteritis virus) was compared using the MagMAX-96 Viral RNA Isolation Kit with 50 µL sample and Company Q filter columns with 140 µL sample. Even with less sample input, pathogen detection was as sensitive (equivalent CTs) or more sensitive (lower CTs) using nucleic acid isolated with MagMAX RNA.


Demonstrating the MagMAX Express Particle Processor
Obtain high-quality DNA & RNA for animal pathogen detection with MagMAX