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PicoPure™ RNA Isolation Kit (Applied Biosystems™)

The ARCTURUS® PicoPure® RNA Isolation Kit is designed to recover high-quality total RNA consistently from fewer than ten cells, even from a single cell. This kit is designed to provide consistent, efficient RNA recovery without sacrificing quality. Small volume elution allows you to maximize your recovery of RNA from small numbers of cells for use with your gene expression analysis.

Key Product Features:

• Greater sensitivty—isolate RNA from even a single cell
• Superior efficiency—maximize RNA recovery from samples
• Streamlined concentration—elute with small volumes
• Flexible application—compatible with many tube sizes
• Integrated contamination prevention—column lids ensure that samples remain RNase free

Isolate RNA from Even a Single Cell
The PicoPure® RNA Isolation Kit is engineered to recover high-quality total RNA consistently from fewer than ten cells. The high recovery rate attained using this kit is valuable not only for small samples containing picograms of RNA but also for samples containing up to 100 µg of RNA. Since the RNA elutes in as little as 10 µl of buffer, it is ready for gene expression analysis without any vacuum concentration. This kit is available in two sizes, enough for 40 or 200 isolations.

Get Superior RNA Recovery
Small, valuable samples often cannot be replaced. Performing gene expression studies on these precious samples requires getting maximum RNA recovery. Comparative studies show that, with small, RNA-poor cell or tissue samples, the PicoPure® Kit dramatically outperforms other commercial total RNA isolation kits in efficiency.

Eliminate Time-consuming RNA Concentration
The simple isolation protocol consists of extracting cellular RNA, then loading the extract onto the specially designed MiraCol™ Purification Column to bind the RNA. After washing away impurities, the RNA elutes in only 10 µl of buffer, ready for use without vacuum concentration or transfer into a new reaction tube.

High Yield Purification Columns
The PicoPure® RNA Isolation Kit features unique, high-recovery MiraCol™ Purification Columns, engineered to maximize recovery from microscopic samples. The columns have convenient integrated lids to help ensure that samples remain RNase free. In addition, the Kit comes complete with all necessary buffers, an easy-to-follow User Guide, optimized protocols for handling Laser Capture Microdissected (LCM) samples, and protocols for isolating RNA from larger samples.

Deliver RNA Ready for Amplification and Microarray Analysis
RNA isolated with the PicoPure® RNA Kit is ready, without vacuum concentration, for amplification with the RiboAmp® RNA Amplification Kit. The two kits together allow for highly reproducible gene expression results.

Retain Low-abundance mRNA
The PicoPure® RNA Isolation Kit preserves mRNA in all abundance classes through the isolation process, minimizing the loss of important genes of interest. Low, medium, and high-abundance genes are consistently recovered and available for expression analysis.

Maintain High RNA Quality
The PicoPure® RNA isolation process allows for high-quality RNA. Total cellular RNA prepared from LCM samples remains intact after isolation, increasing confidence in subsequent molecular analysis.

mRNA Catcher™ PLUS Purification Kit (Invitrogen™)

The mRNA Catcher™ PLUS Kit enables high-throughput purification of mRNA from cells, tissues, blood, and total RNA in a 96-well format. By taking advantage of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) technology, the mRNA Catcher™ PLUS Kit provides improved performance and a faster protocol, while preserving mRNA yield and purity (see table). The mRNA Catcher™ PLUS Kit offers:

Robust performance—high binding capacity per well (>80 ng/well)
Reproducible results—low CVs from well-to-well and plate-to-plate (~2%)
Optimized protocols—for small sample sizes (100 cells, 4 mg tissue, and 40 µL blood)
Compatible plate design—may be used with most PCR cyclers

How it works
mRNA from total RNA, cells, tissue, and blood samples is hybridized to an immobilized, single-stranded 20-mer oligo(dT)-containing LNA. The incorporation of LNA into the oligo probe increases the hybridization efficiency and specificity of the mRNA binding. The mRNA can either be eluted or directly reversed-transcribed to cDNA directly in the well. The mRNA Catcher™ PLUS method does not require centrifugation, precipitation, phase separation, or column filtration. In addition, the entire method is amenable to automation for streamlined, high-throughput expression profiling for large-scale processes. Isolated mRNA is suitable for use in downstream applications such as RT-PCR and qRT-PCR.

PureLink™ RNA Mini Kit (Invitrogen™)

The PureLink RNA Mini Kit is a column-based kit used to isolate high-quality total RNA from a wide variety of sample types in 20 minutes using standard laboratory equipment. The kit includes RNase-free lysis and wash solutions that protect RNA from RNases while liberating the RNA from DNA, proteins, and other cellular debris. The fast spin-column workflow is ideal for processing low to mid-throughput batch sizes. The advanced PureLink RNA Mini spin column design allows for maximum sample input (200 mg of tissue) and RNA recovery (up to 1000 µg). This means that users can process both small and large sample sizes with the same RNA isolation kit.

• Process sample inputs from 5–200 mg of animal/plant tissue or from 0.5 x 106 to 108 tissue culture cells with one spin column in 20 minutes
• Isolate more RNA than competitor mini spin columns: up to 1000 µg of total RNA from one column
• Use isolated RNA in most applications without the need for further DNase treatment (very low minimal residual DNA carry over)
• Flexible–optional on-column or post-isolation DNase treatment is available with PureLink DNase Set for easy removal of residual DNA

Extra-large binding capacity enables rapid RNA purification using standard laboratory equipment
The PureLink RNA Mini Kit provides rapid purification of total RNA from a wide range of cells and tissue types to yield up to 1000 µg of purified RNA from a single extraction (see Figure 1). High-quality total RNA can be obtained from mini- to midi-prep amounts of starting material with just trace amounts of residual genomic DNA contamination. The extra-large binding capacity enables one kit to handle most RNA isolation needs in a quick 20 minute protocol without the need for special sample processing instruments.

Easy, optional, on-column DNase treatment for sensitive applications
The PureLink RNA Mini Kit columns are highly efficient for isolating high quality total RNA while removing the majority of genomic DNA. In general, most applications requiring RNA from animal tissue or mammalian cell lines do not require additional DNase treatment. However, some applications such as gene expression analysis by qRT-PCR without intron-spanning primers or working with samples from organisms with very small or no introns may require more complete removal of residual contaminating DNA. The PureLink DNase Set allows for convenient on-column digestion of DNA during the RNA isolation protocol. Treating with DNase while “on-column” is easier and allows higher RNA recovery than treating with DNase after the RNA has been isolated. The PureLink DNase Set can also be used to remove residual DNA from RNA that has been previously purified. Both the “on-column” and post-RNA purification workflows are options available with the PureLink DNase Set.

Simplified, non-toxic RNA purification
The PureLink RNA Mini Kit utilizes non-toxic guanidine-isothiocyanate lysis buffer to protect the RNA during the isolation steps. Special RNase-free reagents combined with certified RNase-free silica membranes in a unique column configuration allow for a safe and easy procedure that can typically be completed in less than 20 minutes without the need of hazardous phenol/chloroform extraction, CsCl centrifugation, or LiCl or alcohol precipitation.

The PureLink RNA Mini Kit is recommended for use with the Homogenizer (Cat. No. 12183026), designed to homogenize cell or tissue lysates via centrifugation, prior to nucleic acid purification. The Homogenizer is especially effective for clarifying particulates from plant tissues.

For plant tissues rich in polyphenolics or starch (e.g., pine needles, potato tubers), we recommend using PureLink Plant RNA Reagent (Cat. No. 12322012) together with the PureLink RNA Mini Kit.

Single Cell Lysis Kit (Invitrogen™)

Single cell analysis has the potential to transform life science research. However, detecting and quantitating the minute amounts of RNA contained in single cells remains a significant challenge. The Ambion® Single Cell Lysis Kit enables reliable RNA preparation for single cells.

Key product features:

• Optimized sample prep—Enables RNA preparation for single cells
• Efficient design—No sample loss ensures maximal sensitivity
• Versatile application—Compatible with common enzymatic reactions

Optimized RNA Sample Prep for 1-10 Cells
The Ambion® Single Cell Lysis Kit enables RNA preparation from 1-10 cells. The Single Cell Lysis kit generates a concentrated cell lysate through the optimized combination of lysis buffer, stop solution, and DNase. The resulting lysate is compatible with common enzymatic reactions such as reverse transcription. Sample preparation is fast and can be completed in only 7 minutes with 2 pipetting steps (Figure 1).

No Sample Loss Ensures Maximal Sensitivity
The Ambion® Single Cell Lysis Kit bypasses the need for traditional RNA purification. There are no sample transfers, columns or washes which can lead to loss and⁄or dilution of the precious sample. The entire lysate can be used in downstream reactions ensuring maximal sensitivity and accuracy in your experiments.

Compatible with Common Enzymatic Reactions
The reagents in the Ambion® Single Cell Lysis Kit are identical to the lysis reagents in the complete Single Cell-to-CT™ Kit for Real-time RT-PCR analysis from 1-10 cells. They have been validated with multiple reverse transcription kits including SuperScript® VILO™ cDNA Synthesis Kit, High Capacity RNA-to-cDNA kit and TaqMan® MicroRNA Reverse Transcription Kit, for analysis of mRNA as well as miRNA targets. As a stand alone module, the Single Cell Lysis Kit allows you to create new workflows to expand the possibilities of single cell analysis.

Magnetic Bead Purification Module (Ion Torrent™)

The Magnetic Bead Purification Module is a cleanup kit used in the construction of RNA libraries for sequencing on the Ion Torrent PGM™sequencer. This module is included in the Ion Total RNA-Seq Kit v2, but may also be purchased separately if additional modules are needed.

For small RNA library construction using the Ion Total RNA-Seq Kit v2, the module is used for cleanup after cDNA synthesis, PCR amplification, and for the small RNA enrichment steps. This magnetic bead-based cDNA cleanup step replaces the gel size selection step in the previous version of the kit. For whole transcriptome library construction using the Ion Total RNA-Seq Kit v2, the module is used for cleanup after the fragmentation, cDNA, and PCR amplification steps.

This module is not for use alone or in conjuction with any kits other than the Ion Total RNA-Seq Kit v2.

For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.

GeneJET RNA Cleanup and Concentration Micro Kit (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific GeneJET RNA Cleanup and Concentration Micro Kit is designed for rapid and efficient concentration of prepurified RNA samples, as well as for RNA cleanup after DNase I treatment and other enzymatic reactions.

The kit combines the convenience of spin column technology with the selective binding properties of a silica membrane, eliminating the need for tedious resin manipulations or toxic phenol-chloroform extractions.

Highlights

• Advanced column design—easy to open, load and handle.
• Elute in 6 to 10 µL volume.
• 85 to 100% recovery of a high integrity RNA.
• Fast and simple—procedure takes less than 5 minutes.

Applications:
• The purified RNA can be used in common downstream applications
• RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, Northern blotting and other RNA-based analysis

RiboMinus™ Human/Mouse Transcriptome Isolation Kit (Invitrogen™)

The RiboMinus™ Human/Mouse Transcriptome Isolation Kit constitutes a novel purification system that enriches the whole spectrum of mRNA species by depleting large ribosomal RNA molecules in a total RNA sample. The kit removes >95% of 18S and 28S rRNA molecules from human or mouse total RNA (Figure 1) without relying on current polyA+ purification methods. This increases the representation of mRNA species, including non-polyA-tailed, fragmented mRNA or other regulatory RNAs that cannot be purified via polyA-selection methods. Purified RNA is suitable for several downstream applications, including, library construction, RT-PCR, and microarray (Figure 2).

Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR, compatible with either PAXgene™ or Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes (Invitrogen™)

The Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR makes it possible to perform expression analysis directly from a 500 µl aliquot of human whole blood collected in PAXgene® or Tempus™ Blood RNA tubes without conventional RNA purification. This simple procedure creates a lysate that can go directly into reverse transcription and real-time PCR with the sensitivity and specificity equivalent to conventionally purified RNA. This kit saves time, generates much less waste, and offers a simple workflow that is suitable for a few samples or can easily be incorporated into automated, high throughput applications.

• Detect total RNA from PAXgene® (including miRNA) or Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes without purification
• Fast—Prepare 96 samples for TaqMan®-based real-time RT-PCR in under 1 hour
• Robust—500 µl sample processed at room temperature with results equivalent to those from purified RNA
• Flexible Format—Samples can be prepared in microfuge tubes or manual⁄automated 96-well plates

Simple Workflow Without Sacrificing Sensitivity & Specificity
The process consists of pelleting and washing a 500uL aliquot from the blood tube, followed by a unique digestion⁄DNase step which preserves RNA integrity. The preparation takes place entirely at room temperature unlike other products that require temperature-specific incubation steps. Up to 96 samples can be prepared in less than an hour, half the time it takes for competitive spin column purification to process only 12 samples, with less hands-on effort. The resulting lysate can go directly into one-step or two-step qRT-PCR reactions or stored for later use (1 hour at 4°C or 5 months frozen). This straightforward procedure takes place in the same sample processing well, from start to finish, meaning no sample transfers. The real-time RT-PCR data generated from the lysate is equivalent to results obtained from conventionally purified RNA from the same tubes and has been validated with the following qPCR reagents:
• Applied Biosystems’ High Capacity RNA-to-cDNA™ Kit and TaqMan® Gene Expression Master Mix
• Invitrogen’s SuperScript® VILO™ cDNA Synthesis Kit and TaqMan® Gene Expression Master Mix
• Applied Biosystems’ TaqMan® MicroRNA Reverse Transcription Kit and TaqMan® Universal Master Mix II
• Applied Biosystems’ TaqMan® One-Step RT-PCR Master Mix Reagents Kit
Reverse transcription reagents for cDNA synthesis, TaqMan® master mixes, and TaqMan® assays for real-time PCR analysis are sold separately.

The total number of reverse transcription and PCR reactions possible from one starting sample depends on the minimum sample requirements of the desired RT-PCR kits. Please see the user documentation for more details.

Screen, Discover, or Validate
For users with specific genes of interest, the Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR was designed to enable quick screening from a small amount of starting sample (approximately 5% of the total volume of a properly filled PAXgene® or Tempus™ Blood RNA Tube per sample). The remainder of the blood tube can be archived for later use or purified as needed.

Those who perform discovery or validation experiments with real-time RT-PCR analysis will save effort, time, and overall cost with the Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR – while employing a scalable process allowing labs bottlenecked by conventional purification to finally start processing samples with ease.

miRNA Analysis
With the growing focus on non-coding RNA and its regulatory role in development and disease, it’s reassuring to know these small but important RNA molecules can be detected properly with the Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR. Our scientists have tested the lysate with the Applied Biosystems TaqMan® MicroRNA Reverse Transcription Kit and TaqMan® Universal Master Mix II against a large panel of TaqMan® microRNA assays and generated results equal to or better than those of the leading competitor’s miRNA purification product.

Reduced Footprint & Less Waste = More Savings
Competitive products, especially column-based methods, generate considerable amounts of plastic and biohazardous waste per sample (spin columns, tips, microfuge tubes, and reagents). The Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR simplifies the workflow so the total plastic waste is 75% less by weight for a comparable number of samples processed via columns. The kit generates no organic waste. It also has a space-saving footprint to maximize freezer capacity. Reduced hazardous waste disposal and less plastic consumption translate into cost savings – as well as reducing the environmental impact.

For Users Needing Full Purification:If conventional RNA purification is still required for the remnant blood tube, one option is the MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit. This product maximizes your yield of total RNA from PAXgene® (including miRNA) or Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes using proven magnetic bead-based separation technology.

One-Stop Shopping: The Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR is compatible with our suite of products (including RT and PCR master mixes that must be purchased separately). Simplify the ordering process and reduce freight cost by getting more from one supplier.

Specifications:
• Compatibility—PAXgene® or Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes
• Processing Time—Under 1 hour
• Format— microfuge tubes, 96-well plates
• Equipment Needed—Standard centrifuge capable of 5,000 x g with either 96-well plate or microfuge tube adaptors and 96-well plate or microfuge tube vortexer
• Number of Preps —50 reactions

NOTE: Blood tubes, reverse transcription reagents for cDNA synthesis, and TaqMan® master mixes for real-time PCR analysis are sold separately.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.

PAXgene® and PreAnalytiX® are registered trademarks of PreAnalytiX GmbH. No sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation is implied herein.

MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit, compatible with PAXgene™ Blood RNA Tubes (Invitrogen™)

The MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit purifies total RNA (including miRNA) from PAXgene® Blood RNA Tubes using proven magnetic bead-based technology. A TURBO DNase™ step efficiently eliminates contaminating gDNA ensuring the highest purity RNA possible suitable for real-time RT-PCR and microarray analysis.

• Flexible purification format—use microfuge tubes, manual 96-well plates, or open-format automated 96-well plates from the same kit
• Simple magnetic bead workflow—no spin columns
• Total RNA without RNase activity, contaminating gDNA, or RT-PCR inhibitors

Maximize Total RNA Yields From Blood Samples
The MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit utilizes proven magnetic bead-based technology to purify maximal yields of total RNA from PAXgene® Blood RNA Tubes. The MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit can recover 3-18 µg from a single PAXgene® Blood RNA tube. A TURBO DNase™ step efficiently eliminates contaminating gDNA that can interfere with downstream applications and ensures the highest purity RNA possible.

The MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit performs exceptionally well at purifying miRNA with total RNA from PAXgene® Blood RNA Tubes without having to employ a separate miRNA protocol. One protocol does it all.

The MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit can also detect miRNA from PAXgene® Blood RNA tubes as shown by TaqMan® gene expression assays. Users are strongly advised to perform appropriate validation studies against their miRNA targets.

Flexible Purification Formats
The MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit can be processed in low-, medium- or high-throughput formats with superior workflow and handling compared to traditional competitive methods.
• For low-throughput users, the MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit can be used in individual 1.5mL microfuge tubes with the bead?RNA-complex remaining in a single processing tube until the final elution step.
• For medium-to-high–throughput users, the MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit can be done in a 96-well processing plate with either a single or multi-channel pipettor to accelerate the purification process.
• For high-throughput users, the MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit is compatible with manual and automated 96-well processing. Simply process multiple batches of tubes in series or in parallel, through the up-front centrifugation process, to the convenient stopping point, until enough samples can be loaded onto a 96-well processing plate for the RNA purification steps. The RNA purification process can be handled on either open-format liquid handlers, in conjunction with a 96-well magnetic stand on the deck, or magnetic bead movers like the MagMAX™ Express-96 Magnetic Particle Processor (deep well version only).

Rapid Processing Time
Processing times will vary based on format selected, but twelve PAXgene® Blood RNA tubes can be processed manually with the MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit in approximately 2 hours.

An Alternative to Full Purification
For users who perform primarily TaqMan®-based real-time RT-PCR experiments, and do not need to archive RNA⁄cDNA, an alternative to the MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit is the Stabilized Blood-to-CT™ Nucleic Acid Preparation Kit for qPCR. This kit makes it possible to perform expression analysis directly from PAXgene® Blood RNA tubes without conventional RNA purification.

One-Stop Shopping
MagMAX™ for Stabilized Blood Tubes RNA Isolation Kit is compatible with our suite of reverse transcription mixes (SuperScript®), PCR master mixes (both TaqMan® and SYBR® based), and other blood workflow products. Simplify the ordering process and reduce freight cost by getting more from one supplier.

Specifications:
• Yield (Range): 3 - 18µg
• Quality (RIN) ): ≥ 8
• Quality (A260⁄280) ): 1.8 – 2.2
• gDNA (w⁄w) ): <1.56%
• Equipment Needed :
     *Refrigerated centrifuge (4°C) with swing bucket rotor capable of 5,000 x g with
     *50 mL conical tube adapters
     *50ml conical tubes
     *For tube format users: Tabletop microcentrifuge or picocentrifuge
• Number of Preps: 96 preparations (blood tubes)

NOTE: Blood tubes and magnetic stands are sold separately.

NOTE: Blood tubes and magnetic stands are sold separately.

For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.

PAXgene® and PreAnalytiX® are registered trademarks of PreAnalytiX GmbH. No sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation is implied herein.

GeneJET RNA Purification Kit (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific GeneJET RNA Purification Kit is a simple and efficient system for purification of total RNA from mammalian cultured cells, tissue, human blood cells, bacteria, and yeast.

The kit utilizes a silica-based membrane technology in the form of a convenient spin column, eliminating the need for tedious cesium chloride gradients, alcohol precipitation, or toxic phenol-chloroform extractions.

RNA molecules longer than 200 nucleotides can be isolated with the GeneJET RNA Purification Kit in 15 minutes after the lysis step. The high-quality purified RNA can be used in a wide range of downstream applications, including RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, Northern blotting, and other RNA-based analyses.

Highlights

Universal – can be used for both cell and tissue samples from a wide range of sources: mammalian blood, mammalian cell cultures, mammalian tissues, insect, yeast, and bacteria
Efficient – high yields of total RNA.
Fast – 15 minutes after lysis step
Pure – an A260/280 ratio > 1.9
Convenient – spin columns are capped and assembled with collection tubes

Applications

• Fast extraction of high purity RNA suitable for all conventional molecular biology procedures, including:
• RT-PCR
• RT-qPCR
• Northern blotting
• Nuclease protection assayIncludes Proteinase K Lysis Buffer Wash Buffer 1 (concentrated) Wash Buffer 2 (concentrated) Water, nuclease-free GeneJET RNA Purification Columns (pre-assembled with Collection Tubes) Collection Tubes (2 ml) Collection Tubes (1.5 ml) Detailed Protocol

SYBR™ Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT™ Kit (Invitrogen™)

The SYBR Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-Ct Kit is a complete cell lysate system designed for gene expression analysis directly from cultured cells without RNA purification. SYBR Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-Ct cell lysis reagents are supplied with highest sensitivity Cells-to-Ct Fast Advanced reverse transcription enzyme mix, 2X RT buffer, and best-in-class PowerUp SYBR Green Master mix. The SYBR Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-Ct Kit gives you the sensitivity you need in the fastest workflow available: get gene expressions analysis results from an entire plate of cells in about 1.5 hours.

Complete—optimized workflow includes cell lysis reagents with gDNA removal, new Fast Advanced RT enzyme mix, buffer, and new PowerUp SYBR Green Fast Advanced Master Mix
Fast—7-minute sample prep, including DNase treatment, at room temperature
Easy—lyse samples in a tube or directly in culture plates
Robust—perform gene expression analysis on 10–100,000 cells per sample; results equivalent to those from purified RNA
Efficient—contains sufficient reagents to generate 1000 real-time PCR results from 100 starting samples

Unique method eliminates the need to isolate RNA from cultured cells
The Cells-to-Ct method features a unique lysis reagent that lyses cells and protects RNA. DNA removal occurs simultaneously in the 5-minute lysis step to save time and improve ease of use. Lysis is then stopped by the addition of a “Stop Solution” that irreversibly binds to the lysis reagents.

The SYBR Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit contains Cells-to-Ct Fast Advanced reverse transcription (RT) reagents for cDNA synthesis and PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix for real-time PCR analysis. Primer sets are provided by the user.

Simple 7-minute sample preparation
The SYBR Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit is designed for 10–100,000 cultured cells/sample. Cells are washed in PBS and lysed in lysis solution for five minutes at room temperature; DNase treatment can be performed simultaneously. Lysis is terminated at room temperature by a 2-minute incubation with Stop Solution. The lysates are now ready for reverse transcription or storage at –20°C for a short term or -80C for a long term.

Maximize sensitivity of detection
Unlike some competitor kits that limit the amount of lysate in the RT reaction to 10%, the SYBR Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit can accommodate 45% of the total RT reaction volume as cell lysate. Additionally, cDNA can comprise up to 30% of the real-time PCR reaction volume. The large lysate volume in the optimized RT reaction, along with the large cDNA volume in the subsequent real-time PCR using the PowerUP SYBR Green Master Mix, lead to maximum sensitivity. The master mix amplifies the target precisely and accurately, enabling the detection of small quantities of target, such as transcripts expressed at low levels.

Reduced sample loss and transfer error
Because samples can be processed directly in culture wells (96 or 384 wells), sample handling and the potential for sample loss or transfer error are minimized, facilitating rapid, high-throughput processing. Unlike old-fashioned, multi-step RNA isolation protocols, no heating, washing, or centrifugation steps are required. The kit greatly simplifies a laborious 30–60 minute process and reduces it to 7 minutes.

Proven performance, proven together
All components of the SYBR Green Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit have been optimized for consistent and reliable performance. This removes the guesswork involved in assembling separate sample preparation, RT, and real-time PCR kits, giving you the sensitivity you need in the fastest sample-to-answer workflow available.

MagMAX™ mirVana™ Total RNA Isolation Kit (Applied Biosystems™)

Scalable isolation of RNA (including small RNAs)
The MagMAX™ mirVana™ Total RNA Isolation Kit is designed for isolation of total RNA, including small RNAs such as microRNAs, from a wide variety of sample types. The kit uses MagMAX magnetic-bead technology, enabling reproducible recovery of high-quality RNA that is suitable for a broad range of applications, including TaqMan™ miRNA Detection Assays.

The magnetic bead–based purification format allows you to easily scale from processing 6 to 96 samples at once when used with the KingFisher™ Duo Prime or KingFisher™ Flex Magnetic Particle Processor. Alternatively, samples can be processed manually with the use of a magnetic stand.

Features of the MagMAX mirVana Total RNA Isolation Kit include:
• Automation-ready, phenol-free extraction
• Streamlined protocols for numerous non-invasive biological samples as well as tissues and cell culture
• Recovery of pure miRNAs compatible with miRNA-Seq and qRT-PCR methods such as the TaqMan™ Advanced miRNA cDNA Synthesis Kit and TaqMan™ Advanced miRNA Assays

One kit to isolate true total RNA from a diverse set of sample types
Why purchase multiple purification kits to isolate all RNAs present in your different sample types? The MagMAX mirVana Total RNA Isolation Kit eliminates the headache of ordering “specialized” kits because it has been optimized for use with most biological samples. No longer are separate, specific kits needed to isolate microRNAs from plasma and solid tissue samples.

The kit is designed for both low- and high-throughput isolation of true total RNA that covers the full range of RNAs present in cells from small RNAs such as microRNAs to non-coding RNA, messenger RNA, and ribosomal RNA. The phenol-free, magnetic-bead format makes the kit fully amenable to automated RNA isolation from the following samples:

• Serum/plasma
• Whole blood
• Tissue
• Cell culture
• Urine

Benefits of MagMAX magnetic bead–based purification
Magnetic beads offer many benefits compared to other technologies for isolating total RNA. Beads bind RNA more efficiently than glass fiber filters, thereby enabling higher and more consistent yields. Additionally, because filters are not used, there is no risk of filter clogging due to cellular particulates in samples.

TaqMan™ Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT™ Kit (Invitrogen™)

The TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-Ct Kit is a complete cell lysate system designed for gene expression analysis directly from cultured cells without RNA purification. TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-Ct cell lysis reagents are supplied with highest sensitivity Fast Advanced reverse transcription enzyme mix, 2x RT buffer, and best-in-class TaqMan Fast Advanced master mix. The TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-Ct Kit gives you all the sensitivity you need in the fastest workflow available: get gene expressions analysis results from an entire plate of cells in about 80 minutes.

Complete—optimized workflow includes cell lysis reagents with gDNA removal, new Fast Advanced RT enzyme mix, buffer, and new TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix
Fast—7-minute sample prep, including DNase treatment, at room temperature
Easy—lyse samples in a tube or directly in culture plates
Robust—perform gene expression analysis on 10–100,000 cells per sample; results equivalent to those from purified RNA
Efficient—contains sufficient reagents to generate 500 real-time PCR results from 100 starting samples

Unique method eliminates the need to isolate RNA from cultured cells
The Cells-to-Ct method features a unique lysis reagent that lyses cells and protects RNA. DNA removal occurs simultaneously in the 5-minute lysis step to save time and improve ease of use. Lysis is then stopped by the addition of a “Stop Solution” that irreversibly binds to the lysis reagents.

The TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit contains reverse transcription (RT) reagents for cDNA synthesis and TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix for real-time PCR analysis. TaqMan primer/probe sets are sold separately.

Simple 7-minute sample preparation
The TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit is designed for 10–100,000 cultured cells/sample. Cells are washed in PBS and lysed in solution for five minutes at room temperature; DNase treatment can be performed simultaneously. Lysis is terminated at room temperature by a 2-minute incubation with Stop Solution. The lysates are now ready for reverse transcription or storage at –20°C for a short term or -80°C for a long term.

Maximize sensitivity of detection
Unlike some competitor kits that limit the amount of lysate in the RT reaction to 10%, the TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit can accommodate 45% of the total RT reaction volume as cell lysate. Additionally, cDNA can comprise up to 45% of the real-time PCR reaction volume. The large lysate volume in the optimized RT reaction, along with the large cDNA volume in the subsequent real-time PCR using the TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, lead to maximum sensitivity. The master mix amplifies the target precisely and accurately, enabling the detection of small quantities of target, such as transcripts expressed at low levels.

Reduced sample loss and transfer error
Because samples can be processed directly in culture wells (96 or 384 wells), sample handling and the potential for sample loss or transfer error are minimized, facilitating rapid, high-throughput processing. Unlike old-fashioned, multi-step RNA isolation protocols, no heating, washing, or centrifugation steps are required. The kit greatly simplifies a laborious 30–60 minute process and reduces it to 7 minutes.

Compatible with gold standard TaqMan Gene Expression Assays
The TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit workflow enables unsurpassed gene expression evaluation with any of the >700,000 TaqMan Gene Expression Assays. This kit has been extensively tested for specificity with a broad selection of TaqMan Gene Expression Assays.

Proven performance, proven together
All components of the TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit have been optimized for consistent and reliable performance. This removes the guesswork involved in assembling separate sample preparation, RT, and real-time PCR kits. And the TaqMan Fast Advanced Cells-to-CT Kit has been validated with TaqMan Gene Expression Assays for added quality assurance, giving you the sensitivity you need in the fastest sample-to-answer workflow available.

MICROBEnrich™ Kit (Invitrogen™)

For the separation and isolation of bacterial RNA from mixed samples. The Ambion® kit includes sufficient reagents for depleting 500 µg of host cell RNA (20 reactions x 25 µg RNA) from a complex host-bacterial RNA mixture. Gene expression analysis following host-bacterial interactions is revolutionizing our understanding of the host response to bacterial infection. Numerous studies have utilized microarray analysis to follow host cell transcriptome alterations in response to interactions with bacteria. However, because no method has existed to isolate bacterial RNA away from host cell RNA, the corresponding analyses of bacterial transcriptomes has been impossible. The MICROBEnrich™ Kit enables whole genome microarray expression analyses of bacterial RNA after host-bacterial interactions.

Start With Any Total RNA Sample
For microarray analysis and other sensitive applications, a DNase treatment is recommended to remove contaminating genomic DNA from the total RNA prior to the MICROBEnrich™ Kit procedure.

Remove >90% of Mammalian RNA from Complex Total RNA Mixtures
The MICROBEnrichKituses hybridization capture technology (patent pending) to remove human, mouse, and rat RNA (both mRNA and rRNA) from complex host-bacterial RNA populations, leaving behind enriched microbial total RNA. In the first step of the procedure, host-bacterial total RNA is incubated with a mixture of capture oligonucleotides that bind the mammalian 18S and 28S rRNAs and polyadenylated RNAs. Next, the rRNA/oligo nucleotide hybrids and all polyadenylated mRNAs are removed from the mixture with oligonucleotide-derivatized magnetic beads. After magnetic separation, the bacterial RNA remaining in the supernatant and can be precipitated with ethanol. An Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer electropherogram (see Figure) shows nearly complete removal (>95%) of the host 18S and 28S rRNAs from a mixed sample. Bacterial mRNAs purified with the MICROBEnrich™ Kit are better templates than total RNA for downstream applications and therefore deliver dramatic increases in sensitivity when used in applications such as array analysis (see Figure).

The MICROBEnrich™ Kit Will Work With Any Bacterial Species
The MICROBEnrich Kit was optimized using E. coli RNA in a background of human, mouse, and rat RNA. However, the kit should perform well with RNA from any bacterial species. Although many mammalian host species may be compatible with the MICROBEnrichKit, only human, mouse, and rat rRNA sequences were used for the design and optimization of the capture oligonucleotides.

Accessory Products:
A magnetic stand is required for use this kit. They are available in several formats, including the Single Place Magnetic Stand (SKU #AM10026), 6 Tube Magnetic Stand (SKU #AM10055), and 96-well Magnetic Stands (SKU #AM10027 and #AM10050). The RiboPure™-Bacteria Kit (SKU #AM1925) is ideal for the purification of host-bacterial cell total RNA. The TURBO™ DNA-free™ or DNA-free™ DNase Treatment and Removal Reagents (SKU #AM1907 and AM1906, respectively) are recommended for microarray analysis and other applications where the removal of contaminating genomic DNA is needed.After the MICROBEnrich™ procedure, bacterial mRNA can be purified from the total RNA using the MICROBExpress™ Bacterial mRNA Enrichment Kit (SKU #AM1905). This technology enables >95% removal of prokaryotic 16S and 23S rRNAs.

RiboMinus™ Transcriptome Isolation Kit, bacteria (Invitrogen™)

RiboMinus™ Transcriptome Isolation Kits are novel purification systems that enrich the whole spectrum of RNA transcripts by depleting large ribosomal RNA molecules in a total RNA sample. These kits use a 5µ biotin-labeled, Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) probe specific for large rRNA to remove 95-98% of rRNA molecules from human, mouse, bacteria, or yeast total RNA (Figure 1). This removal increases the representation of RNA transcript species, including non-poly(A) tailed, pre-processed RNA, small tRNAs, siRNA, snRNA, microRNA, fragmented mRNA, and other regulatory RNAs that cannot be purified via poly(A) selection methods. The RiboMinus™ Transcriptome Isolation Kits enable:

• Comprehensive analysis of the whole transcriptome without contamination or interference from rRNA
• More complete collection of transcribed elements of the genome—no reliance on poly(A) purification methods

• Cleaner, clearer microarray analysis due to higher signal-to-background ratios (Figure 2)

Purified RNA is concentrated and suitable for numerous downstream applications, including microarray analysis (Figure 2), library construction, and qRT-PCR.