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Miniprep robot for extraction of plasmid DNA

Gary Kucera kucera~gt at glaxo.com
Mon Oct 21 05:57:10 EST 1996

Zoltan Penzes wrote:
> Hi,
> 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!
> Zoltan
> 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(?).

Ordering info:

Mini-Prep 24
Cat. #MP2400

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

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