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Applied Biosystems™ MagMAX™-96 Viral RNA Isolation Kit DFS Item

This Applied Biosystems™ kit is for the isolation of viral RNA and DNA from diverse sample types (i.e., environmental samples and biofluids). Nucleic acids purified using this kit are ideal for PCR and RT-PCR applications.

Supplier:  Applied Biosystems™ AM1836

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Catalog No. AM1836



Perfect for working with low viral concentrations, the kit contains sufficient reagents for 5 × 96 reactions.

Benefits of MagMAX™ Magnetic Bead-Based Purification:

Magnetic beads offer many benefits compared to other technologies for isolating RNA. Beads bind RNA more efficiently than glass fiber filters, resulting in higher and more consistent RNA yields. Additionally, because filters are not used, there is no risk of filter clogging due to cellular particulates in samples. Since only a small volume of magnetic beads is needed for high-efficiency binding, the bound RNA can be eluted in just 20–50μL of nuclease-free water, concentrating RNA from large, dilute samples.

Optimized for Isolation of Virus from Biofluids:

The Applied Biosystems™ MagMAX™ Viral RNA Isolation Kits have been optimized for use with biological fluids and cell-free samples such as serum, plasma, swabs, and cell culture media. These samples often present unique challenges when purifying RNA, including low viral titers, large volumes to be processed, and sample complexity. Without the need for organic solvents or RNA precipitation, the MagMAX™ Viral RNA Isolation Kit eliminates the problems often encountered with other RNA isolation methods such filter clogging, large elution volumes, and inconsistent yields. With this kit, DNA and RNA input levels ranging from 20 copies to 25 x 106 copies have been quantitatively recovered from plasma, serum, and milk. And even with less sample input, pathogen detection was as sensitive (equivalent CTs) or more sensitive (lower CTs) using nucleic acid isolated with the MagMAX™ kit when compared to nucleic acid isolated using another company's product. Downloadable protocols for the use of this kit with specific liquid handling systems are available at our Automation Resource.

Accessory Products:

Carrier RNA (SKU#4382878), Lysis/Binding Solution Concentrate (SKU#AM8500), Wash Solution 1 Concentrate (SKU#AM8504), and Wash Solution 2 Concentrate (SKU#AM8640) are components of the MagMAX™ Viral RNA Isolation Kits that may also be purchased separately. A 96-well magnetic ring stand is required to use this kit. The Magnetic Stand-96 (SKU#AM10027) and the 96-well Magnetic Ring Stand (SKU#AM10050) are designed for paramagnetic bead precipitation from standard 96- well, U-bottom microplates. The Magnetic-Ring Stand pellets the magnetic beads in a circle shape, enabling easy removal of supernatant by a robot or multichannel pipettors. For additional processing plates, Matrix 96-Well U Bottom Polypropylene Plates (Thermo Scientific, Item# 4917) are recommended. For an NVSL-validated version of this kit, please see the MagMAX™-96 AI/ND Viral RNA Isolation Kits (SKU#1929 and SKU#AM1835).



Carrier RNA and Lysis Binding Enhancer is stored at –20°C; RNA Binding Beads are stored at 4°C. Wash Solution 2 Concentrate and Elution Buffer may be stored at either 4°C or room temperature. Lysis⁄Binding Solution Concentrate, Wash Solution 1 Concentrate, and Processing Plates and Lids are stored at room temperature.
Magnetic Bead
Cell-free Fluids, Liquid Samples (e.g. Serum), Viral Samples
High-throughput Compatible, Not High-throughput Compatible (Manual), Automated Protocols
Real-Time Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Reverse Transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), Northern Blotting
Up to 50µl of sample
5 ng
96-well Plate
45 min.
MagMAX™ Express-96 Magnetic Particle Processor, KingFisher 96, MagMAX™ Express-96 Standard Magnetic Particle Processor


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