A revolutionary platform for nucleic acid extraction based on our powerful electrophoretic purification technology.
  • Unparalleled nucleic acid purity
  • The highest yield from low abundance samples
  • Extraction of intact high molecular weight DNA from 100kb – 1Mb
  • New convenient reusable agarose gel cartridges
  • Input: 5 mL of lysed or prepared sample; output: 60 uL of buffer ready for PCR, sequencing or other analysis

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Analyze your most challenging samples

Boreal’s electrophoretic extraction technology is proven to purify DNA and RNA from extremely low abundance and heavily inhibited samples including soils from the Atacama desert, Antarctic tundra, sea sediments, oil sands and stool.  Aurora also excels at extraction of high molecular weight DNA – see the product specification to learn more.


New: Aurora now accepts reusable agarose gel cartridges to minimize per-sample purification costs.  The refillable cartridges are provided with gel casting accessories and can be reused many times.  Additional cartridges and replacement parts are provided under the service contract providing a cost-effective solution for nucleic acid purification from the most challenging environmental samples.




The Aurora workflow includes the following steps:

  1. Preparation of raw samples
  2. Lysis using chemical or mechanical methods or pre-processing
  3. Concentration and purification on the instrument

See the Applications page for specific sample protocols.

Aurora Workflow





Recent publications featuring Aurora

Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka et. al. | January 2017 | Nature

Asgard archaea illuminate the origin of eukaryotic cellular complexity | HTML

Datema et. al. | November 2016 | BioRxiv

The megabase-sieze fungal genome of Rhizoctonia solani assembled from nanopore reads only | HTML

De Santi et. al. | January 2016 | BMC Biochemistry

Characterization of a cold-active and salt tolerant esterase identified by functional screening of Arctic metagenomic libraries | HTML

Charlop-Powers et. al. | July 2014 | Current Opinion in Microbiology

Metagenomic small molecule discovery methods | HTML

Lam et. al. | June 2014 | PLOS One

Evaluation of a Pooled Strategy for High-Throughput Sequencing of Cosmid Clones from Metagenomic Libraries | HTML

S. Schmedes et. al. | December 2012 | Int’l Journal of Legal Medicine

Effective removal of co-purified inhibitors from extracted DNA samples using synchronous coefficient of drag alteration (SCODA) technology | HTML

J. J. Schwartz et. al. | October 2012 | PNAS

Capturing native long-range contiguity by in situ library construction and optical sequencing | HTML

R. L. Welch et. al. | July 2012 | Lab on a Chip

Denaturation mapping of Saccharomyces cerevisiae | HTML

C. Neish et. al. | April 2012 | ABSCICON 2012

A new approach for DNA detection in Mars analogue soils using SCODA | Poster

S. Schmedes et. al. | March 2012 | University of North Texas Health Sciences Center

The application of SCODA technology towards the extraction and purification of DNA from challenging forensic and medically-relevant samples | Poster

K. Engel et. al. | Jan 2012 | Journal of Microbiological Methods

Nonlinear electrophoresis for purification of soil DNA for metagenomics | HTML

J. Maydan et. al. | January 2013 | PAG XXI

Electrophoretic high molecular weight DNA purification for optical mapping | Poster



Contact us for more information

Email: info@borealgenomics.com
Phone: 604.822.8268

Existing customers can visit our Customer Service page to download Aurora protocols.



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