The innuPREP Stool DNA Kit-IPC16 has been specially designed for automated isolation of bacterial DNA from stool samples. Pre-filled, sealed Reagent Strips or Plates reduce time-consuming manual preparation steps to an absolute minimum. The first steps are to homogenize the starting material (using a homogenizer such as the SpeedMill) followed by external lysis. The InnuPure® C16 then carries out all of the remaining steps, which include binding bacterial DNA to magnetic and/or paramagnetic particles, washing the DNA and automatically transferring it to a closeable elution tube. Using a stringent lysis buffer in conjunction with an optimized binding buffer produces excellent yields of high-quality nucleic acid. The near complete removal of all inhibitors means that the isolated DNA can be used immediately afterwards in further applications.