MicroGEM PDQex Nucleic Acid Extractor

The frontier of DNA extraction is enzyme-based

MicroGEM’s PDQex Nucleic Acid Extractor employs an innovative an innovative cartridge that allows for DNA extraction and purification in a single tube from nearly every sample type in minutes:

No detergents. No beads. No washes.

Cutting-Edge Technology

The PDQex system relies on heat alone to lyse cells and break down nucleases. The key to MicroGEM’s technology is a thermophillic protease collected from an arctic volcano.

In a simple workflow, the sample is combined with a reagent cocktail that includes cell wall degrading enzymes and the thermophilic protease. Following cell wall digestion, the sample is heated to 75°C to lyse the cells, inactivate nucleases, and activate the thermostable protease. Then, the sample is heated to 95°C to inactivate the protease.

For true pioneers, MicroGEM’s automated PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor provides the freedom to extract DNA from up to 24 samples hands-free in a matter of minutes.

Automate with PDQeX

Actionable Benefits

  • Save time. Analytics-ready nucleic acids in less than 15 minutes
  • Reduce plastic and chemical waste
  • Prevent contamination
  • Easily automated for high throughput
  • High yield
  • Competitive pricing

More to explore

PDQeX in the field

Researchers use MicorGem technology in conjunction with MinION sequencer to identify agricultural diseases

Putting MicroGEM to the test

PDQeX produces sequencing-ready DNA of comparable quality to that of competing methods in a fraction of the time