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
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:
- Preparation of raw samples
- Lysis using chemical or mechanical methods or pre-processing
- Concentration and purification on the instrument
See the Applications page for specific sample protocols.
Recent publications featuring Aurora
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
K. Engel et. al. | Jan 2012 | Journal of Microbiological Methods
Nonlinear electrophoresis for purification of soil DNA for metagenomics | HTML
C. Neish et. al. | ABSCICON 2012
A new approach for DNA detection in Mars analogue soils using SCODA | Poster
S. Schmedes et. al. | 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
J. Maydan et. al. | January 2013 | PAG XXI
Electrophoretic high molecular weight DNA purification for optical mapping | Poster