QIAsymphony SP

 QIAsymphony SP

QIAsymphony SP/AS instruments
Ref. 9001297

 

For fully integrated automation of complete workflows, from sample preparation to assay setup

 

  • Innovative, easy-to-use modular system with built-in touchscreen

  • Purification of DNA and RNA from a wide range of samples

  • Automatic transfer of eluates to the QIAsymphony AS for assay setup

  • Continuous sample loading, with bar code reading for sample tracking

  • Import of sample lists and export of sample sheets

With a dedicated range of QIAsymphony Kits, the QIAsymphony SP enables sample preparation of DNA, RNA, and bacterial and viral nucleic acids from a wide range of starting materials. The QIAsymphony AS extends the capabilities of the QIAsymphony SP by integrating automated PCR assay setup, which, in combination with the Rotor-Gene Q and QIAGEN real-time and end-point PCR kits, enables you to optimize your PCR workflow and maximize your efficiency.

 

Principle

 

The QIAsymphony SP can save you time by processing 1–96 samples — in batches of 24 — with sample volumes up to 2 ml. A dedicated range of QIAsymphony Kits increase laboratory efficiency since just a few kits in combination with optimized protocols cover an extensive range of starting materials and applications. QIAsymphony technology combines the speed and efficiency of silica-based purification with the convenient handling of magnetic particles.

 

Dedicated QIAsymphony Kits for a wide range of starting materials

 

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Extending the QIAsymphony SP with the QIAsymphony AS results in a fully integrated system that can automate complete sample preparation and assay setup workflows. Manual pipetting steps prone to human error are eliminated, making this system ideal for laboratories that perform complex PCR assays on a day-to-day basis. The QIAsymphony AS provides active cooling of reagents, eluates, and assays, enabling safe and reproducible assay setup. The QIAsymphony AS enables setup of multiple assays per run or sample and supports QIAGEN PCR and RT-PCR kits. A customization service is available for in-house assays.

 

With innovative design features, the QIAsymphony SP/AS instruments deliver exceptional process safety and standardization. Tip guards minimize the risk of cross-contamination and built-in UV lamps provide effective worktable decontamination. Bar code reading of samples and reagents enables full sample tracking throughout the entire purification and assay setup procedure. Chronological electronic documentation of results is provided, including information about sample IDs, their positions, and the lot number and expiry date of sample preparation and PCR reagents. Multi-level user management provides a record of which user was responsible for sample processing. Electronic result files may be automatically printed via a networked printer, or downloaded using a USB stick for archiving purposes.

 

The QIAsymphony Cabinet SP/AS (see figure QIAsymphony Cabinet SP/AS) is specifically designed for correct positioning of the QIAsymphony SP/AS instruments. The QIAsymphony Cabinet SP/AS comprises two separate parts: one for the QIAsymphony SP and one for the QIAsymphony AS. If you have QIAsymphony SP and QIAsymphony AS instruments, you need both cabinet parts, which are then positioned side by side. If you just have a QIAsymphony SP instrument, only the QIAsymphony Cabinet SP is required. The QIAsymphony Cabinet SP and the QIAsymphony Cabinet AS each contain a waste compartment into which used tips from the worktable can be ejected.

 

Software

 

QIAsymphony operating software guides the user step-by-step through setting up a sample preparation or assay setup run, with options to select and adapt standardized protocols. Required volumes of buffers, reagents, master mix, and controls are automatically calculated, and the user is informed of the number and type of consumables to be loaded. Transfer of sample loading information from the QIAsymphony SP to the QIAsymphony AS is convenient and reduces the number of steps required for assay definition.

 

The QIAsymphony SP/AS instruments provide standardized communication interfaces. Work lists and rack files may be imported to the instruments, enabling automatic run definition before samples are received in the laboratory. After assay setup, sample lists can be exported to selected real-time PCR cyclers. This bi-directional data exchange allows integration of QIAsymphony SP/AS instruments into laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

 

Specifications

 

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