Have you ever seen a new invention and wondered why nobody thought of it earlier? Like grocery stores providing re-usable, environmentally friendly grocery bags that actually have handles; or nice-tasting, non-fat cheese (OK-the last one hasn’t been invented yet). That’s the beauty of a good idea—it exactly solves a particular problem and it seems so simple that everyone wonders why they never thought of it before. That’s our sentiment about the Eluator vacuum elution device—a simple but elegant piece of equipment that eliminates the requirement for centrifugation for elution of DNA when using the PureYield Midipreps or Maxiprep Plasmid DNA Purification Systems.
The Eluator™ Vacuum Elution Device consists of two pieces, a blue base and a clear column assembly. The base interfaces with a Vacuum Manifold that contains Luer-Lok® fittings, and holds a 1.5ml tube to capture eluted nucleic acids. The column assembly accepts PureYield™ Midiprep or Maxiprep columns. The Eluator™ Device not only saves time by eliminating the requirement for a centrifuge with a swinging bucket rotor, but also increases recovery of material compared to the centrifugation protocol.
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