Part of the Swiss Endress+Hauser Group, Analytik Jena is a leading supplier of high-end analytical measuring technology, instruments and products used in the fields of biotechnology and molecular diagnostics as well as high-quality liquid handling and automation technology. Alongside traditional analysis techniques, especially for measuring concentrations of elements and molecules, the company offers end-to-end systems for bioanalytical life science applications that span a sample's highly complex analysis cycle - from preparation all the way through to detection. Also incorporating automated high-throughput pharmaceutical screening systems, the comprehensive portfolio is rounded off by a range of services plus instrument-specific consumables and disposable materials such as reagents and plastic products.
One of Analytik Jena's exhibits at this year's LABVOLUTION is the innovative InnuPure C16 touch, which combines high-precision liquid handling with automated extraction of high-quality nucleic acids. According to the manufacturer, this device can significantly boost the efficiency of nucleic acid extraction, whether magnetic particle separation or innovative SmartExtraction technology is used. The InnuPure C16 touch benefits from largely intuitive operation via a 10-inch tablet PC, with software that recommends customized optimizations based on the starting material. What's more, the InnuPure C16 touch's high-precision pipetting system is designed to ensure accurate processes that can be reproduced whenever required. An integrated dosage unit enables elution volumes of 20 to 500 microliters to be set and then transferred automatically. The accompanying extraction kits are designed to reduce the risk of cross-contamination to an absolute minimum. Another advantage is a piercing tool that eliminates the need for manual removal of foils from the sealed reagent plastic. The mixing of buffer solutions and the resulting performance losses are also virtually eliminated according to Analytik Jena. Last but not least, an optional UV lamp can be integrated to prevent further sources of contamination.