QIAgility

 QIAgility


Robotic workstation for automated PCR setup (with UV light and HEPA filter)

 

  • For rapid, high-precision automated PCR setup

  • Automated PCR setup in all formats

  • Convenient, easy-to-use software

  • Standardized results and increased productivity

  • Elimination of manual pipetting steps

  • Seamless integration with QIAGEN sample technologies

 

The QIAgility is a compact benchtop instrument that enables rapid, high-precision PCR setup. The unmatched versatility of the QIAgility means that almost all tube and plate formats are supported, as well as Rotor-Discs for the Rotor-Gene Q. The QIAgility is operated via a computer with easy-to-use software. For PCR success at first attempt, use verified Q Protocols for PCR setup in combination with QIAGEN PCR kits and enzymes for end-point and real-time PCR.

 

Speed and versatility

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Principle

The QIAgility uses a single-channel pipet to automate PCR setup — up to 96 PCR reactions can be set up in approximately 30 minutes. Liquid-level sensing, facilitated by conductive filtered tips, enables high-precision, standardized pipetting (see table Outstanding precision). Automated PCR setup is rapid and reliable and eliminates manual pipetting steps that can be prone to human error (see figures Accurate automated reaction setup and Eliminate manual pipetting steps). The QIAgility fully automates trusted QIAGEN PCR and RT-PCR, and real-time PCR and RT-PCR kits, and can set up multiple master mixes and can process multiple PCR setups in parallel.

Outstanding precision

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The advanced design of the QIAgility delivers improved process safety, giving you peace of mind. An in-built sensor ensures that the instrument pauses when the hood is opened during a run, protecting users from moving parts. An optional UV light ensures effective worktable decontamination and an optional HEPA filter provides positive clean air pressure throughout PCR setup. These safety features are complemented by intelligent safety warnings from the software, should an error occur.

 

 Software

QIAgility Software simulates the instrument worktable, making it exceptionally easy to use (see figure Easy-to-use software). Fast setup and development of run files are facilitated by wizards, which guide the user through the software procedures in a stepwise fashion. The user can also download Q Protocols and modify them according to their needs. Q Protocols are run files that were developed by QIAGEN to directly facilitate specific PCR applications. The software highlights the position of the pipetting head on the screen as it moves, allowing the progress of a run to be followed in real-time.

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