For many years, researchers have been limited by the degradation and contamination of biological samples collected in the field. This has caused particular issues when samples are to be analysed using highly sensitive molecular-analysis techniques.
Cambridge Bioscience offers the new Xpedition™ Sample Processor (XSP) and Xpedition™ Sample Preparation Kits from Zymo Research for tough-to lyse sample processing. The XSP is a portable bead beating instrument that can be used with most 2.0 ml tubes containing lysis matrix. However, when used in combination with the Xpedition™ sample preparation kits, this instrument enables the convenient and immediate processing of tough-to-lyse biological and environmental samples for use in both the lab and the field.
Video Demonstration of the Xpedition™ Sample Processor
Xpedition™ Preservation Kits
The Xpedition™ DNA preservation kits enable the quick and easy isolation of DNA from a variety of tough to lyse samples. These kits contain a unique lysis/stabilization solution that effectively preserves DNA in lysates for subsequent storage and transport. At a point that is convenient to the researcher, the kit’s Fast-Spin column technologies can then be used for the for the isolation of humic acid/polyphenol-free DNA from the lysates.
The following four DNA preservation kits are available:
1. Soil/Fecal DNA MiniPrep
2. Fungal/Bacterial DNA MiniPrep
3. Tissue & Insect DNA MiniPrep
4. Plant/Seed DNA MiniPrep
To find out more about, the Xpedition™ sample processor and Xpedition™ DNA preservation kits, please click on the link below.