QIAGEN launches new DNeasy Plant Pro Kit
DNeasy Plant Pro Kit offers features that create a new gold standard in DNA isolation from plant samples
Germantown, Maryland, and Hilden, Germany, November 5, 2018 – QIAGEN announced the worldwide launch of the new DNeasy Plant Pro Kit today, a system for extraction of high-quality DNA from varied plant samples with a range of features that give it a clear best in class position, such as further improved yield and effective inhibitor removal. The new kit includes the innovative Bead-Beating technology for significantly higher sample disruption efficiency. DNeasy Plant Pro Kit significantly outperforms all broadly available alternatives when it comes to increased yield and efficient inhibitor removal, showing no inhibition of a sensitive IC PCR.
Plant samples often contain high levels of secondary metabolites like polysaccharides, lipids, terpenes or polyphenols which are difficult to remove. Additionally, plant samples come in high diversity from young leaves to seeds of very hard matter, which requires a thorough sample disruption for optimal release of DNA. QIAGEN’s solutions include QIAGEN’s unique „Bead-Beating“ technology and also apply patented Inhibitor Removal Technology (IRT) to clean impurities from samples and release the DNA from masking by polyphenols. Utilizing a novel bead tube design and further optimized chemistry, the new DNeasy Plant Pro Kit now lyses difficult plant samples, e.g. pine needles, even more efficiently. In comprehensive tests, the DNeasy Plant Pro Kit outperformed all other kits available, including the previous gold standard QIAGEN DNeasy Plant Mini Kit, isolating considerably more high-quality DNA for downstream next generation sequencing (NGS), PCR and other applications. The DNeasy Plant Pro Kit will be an important part of QIAGEN’s trusted offering for plant research from Sample to Insight.
“Since the invention of PCR plant biology has been researched with molecular biology methods, now the focus is on NGS and elucidation of new plant genomes” stated Dominic O’Neil, Director of Microbiome Product Development at QIAGEN. “As such, researchers need a solid basis to isolate DNA suitable for all applications. The DNeasy Plant Pro Kit further advances QIAGEN’s technology and market leading position by taking an already strong product and making it even better and more efficient for laboratories. This new kit can also be automated on the QIAcube® to eliminate manual processing steps and freeing lab staff time. The DNeasy Plant Pro Kit represents an important contribution to QIAGEN’s plant research workflows, which include homogenization, automation, sample prep for plant gDNA or soil microbiome, NGS library prep and bio-informatics solutions.”
Benefits of the DNeasy Plant Pro Kits at a glance
- The new gold standard for DNA isolation from a wide range of plant samples, including the toughest seed types
- Fast and efficient lysis of plant samples
- Significantly higher DNA yields compared to alternative methods
- Recovery of inhibitor-free DNA for direct use in next generation sequencing applications
- Automatable on the QIAcube for fast and standardized sample preparation
QIAGEN’s Leadership in Molecular Biology Research
As an industry pioneer of research solutions for sample preparation, in-depth molecular analyses and data interpretation, QIAGEN is a renowned supplier of tools for plant DNA research worldwide. Additional information can be found at https://www.qiagen.com/us/shop/sample-technologies/dna/genomic-dna/dneasy-powerplant-pro-kit/