Zoltan Penzes wrote:
> We would like to buy (maybe) a robot to do minipreps, i.e. to extract
> plasmid DNA from E coli strains. Could you please tell me anything about
> it, if this machine exits at all, your experience with it, manufacturer,
> approximate price etc. Thanks!
>zpenzes at samba.cnb.uam.es
MacConnell Research has such a machine. It purifies up to
24 preps in about 1.5 hrs. I have just inherited a machine
from another lab and have not had a chance to use it yet.
Apparently all you do is load your overnight culture into
the machine and press "Go", simple as that(?).
MacConnell Research Corporation
11339 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Gary T. Kucera, Scientist
Cellular Sciences/Transgenics Group
GlaxoWellcome Research, Inc.
Five Moore Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709