GenElute HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit

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sufficient for 25 purifications

GenElute HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit

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sufficient for 25 purifications

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General description

The GenElute HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit offers a simple, rapid, and cost effective method for isolating plasmid DNA from recombinant E. coli cultures. The kit features a filter syringe for the rapid clearing of lysate and a silica binding column designed for either a vacuum or a spin format. Up to 1.2 mg of plasmid DNA can be isolated from a 150 mL overnight culture grown in Luria Broth (LB) medium. Note that the actual yield depends on the strain, the plasmid, and the culture medium used.

An overnight recombinant E. coli culture is harvested by centrifugation and subjected to a modified alkaline-SDS lysis procedure followed by adsorption of the DNA onto a silica membrane in the presence of high salts. Contaminants are removed by two wash steps. Finally, the bound DNA is eluted in Elution Solution (Tris-HCl) or water.

The recovered plasmid DNA is predominately in its supercoiled form. The DNA is ready for immediate use in downstream applications such as restriction digestion, ligation, sequencing, PCR, transformation, and transfection.
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GenElute® HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit has been used in the isolation of plasmids.

Features and Benefits

  • From harvested bacterial culture to pure plasmid DNA in 30 minutes or less
  • Up to 1.2 mg of high-copy plasmid DNA
  • Flexibility of a vacuum or spin format
  • Contains fewer plastic components than other high speed kits, reducing the amount of waste
  • No phenol/chloroform extraction or alcohol precipitation required

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Target Organs

Central nervous system


UN 2924 8(3) / PGIII

Flash Point(F)

77.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

25 °C - closed cup

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Follow this simple, rapid, and cost-effective method for isolating plasmid DNA from recombinant E. coli cultures with the GenElute™ HP Plasmid Maxiprep kit.
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