• Proven to work with the MagMAX Sample Preparation System
  • Superior nucleic acid recovery and cross contamination control
  • Two configurations for higher or lower throughput
  • Compatible with magnetic bead-based sample preparation kits
  • Easy-to-use with pre-loaded programs
  • Reliable service and support from Applied Biosystems
  • Small footprint ideal for limited laboratory space

MagMAX™ Magnetic Particle Processors

The MagMAX Express Magnetic Particle Processor is the premier platform for automation of high-throughput nucleic acid isolation and purification using the proven magnetic bead-based MagMAX technology. This platform provides a reliable, economical, and rapid method for automation of MagMAX Nucleic Acid Isolation Kits.

Flexible Protocol Optimization

The innovative MagMAX Express instruments use permanent magnetic rods and disposable tip combs for highly effective and rapid nucleic acid isolation and purification. The magnetic rod, sheathed inside the tip comb, allows versatile movement and mixing steps for flexible protocol optimization. When the magnetic rod/tip comb is lowered into a section, magnetic beads in the solution collect at the bottom of the tip comb. The rods/tip combs are then moved to a different well or plate where the beads are released by removing the magnetic rods from the comb. The rod/tip comb mixes samples thoroughly using up and down movements. The instruments transfer nucleic acid-bound magnetic beads to different purification solutions for the binding and washing steps of the purification procedures.

This innovative technology provides more effective nucleic acid binding and thorough washing, resulting in consistent high quality RNA and DNA for various downstream applications. It also simplifies extraction of both genomic and viral nucleic acid from diverse sample matrices for numerous downstream applications.

Small Footprint

Most automated liquid handling systems are bulky. However, MagMAX Express Systems have small single unit footprints which are ideal for space considerations. They can be placed in small labs or Biosafety-level hoods. They are available in two sizes and sample capacity configurations, 24 and 96 samples, making the MagMAX Express Systems versatile and ideal for all nucleic acid purification applications.

Figure 1. Ambion MagMAX™ Express-96 (top) and MagMAX Express (bottom) Magnetic Particle Processors.