Application Note: Extraction of RNA from serum to detect PRRS virus automated on a CyBi®-RoboSpense
31 May 2007

PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome) in pigs is caused by an RNA virus of the family Arteriviridae. Infected animals show respiratory symptoms and abnormalities in reproduction often leading to abortion, especially in the late phase of pregnancy. This application demonstrates that RNA
extraction from serum for RT-PCR can be automated on a CyBi®-RoboSpense liquid handling platform.