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10/04/2007

nexttec and Bio&Sell enter into sales and distribution agreement



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nexttec GmbH, inventor and manufacturer of the world's fastest nucleic acid purification kits, has entered into an agreement with Bio&Sell (Nürnberg, Germany) to sell and distribute its one-step DNA isolation kits in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. nexttec has chosen Bio&Sell because of the company's proven expertise in molecular and cellular biology and the market access to the life sciences industry.

The nexttec™ DNA isolation system, for which nexttec GmbH holds a worldwide patent, allows purifying DNA with a single centrifugation step within four minutes following cell lysis. It is up to five times faster than currently used DNA isolation systems. This is possible through a proprietary sorbent matrix, which retains inhibiting substances, such as proteins and low molecular weight substances and lets pass the pure DNA. Current silica-based methods work the other way round by retaining the DNA and thus making washing steps necessary.

"The ready-to-use kits are very useful for downstream applications such as PCR, RT-PCR, sequencing and Southern Blots," says Uwe Scheiwen from Bio&Sell.

DNA purification can be performed either with nexttec™ Clean Columns or nexttec ™ Clean Plates 96 for high throughput to get pure DNA from a wide range of sample materials such as tissue, cells, plants, blood, plasmid DNA, and genomic DNA. Also, special protocols for mousetail, zebra fish, bacteria in milk, mucosa smear test, sperm, or hair are available. The system ensures a high DNA recovery rate and reduces waste through avoiding unnecessary pipetting and washing steps. No hazardous chemicals are used.

Source: nexttec GmbH



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