The VERSA Mini NAP/PCR workstation is a small, compact, automated nucleic acid preparation workstation designed to perform virtually every task for nucleic acid isolation (DNA/RNA) and nucleic acid purification from a range of tissue material with high precision, throughput and accuracy. This workstation is compatible with most commercially available extraction protocols.
With a built-in shaker plate, temperature control, and the option of a magnetic block or a vacuum manifold, the VERSA Mini NAP/PCR workstation performs automated nucleic acid isolation and prepares nucleic acid samples for PCR. This nucleic acid preparation workstation can save expensive reagents, eliminate concerns associated with volumetric variations caused by handling errors, as well as handle repetitive pipetting protocols. The VERSA Mini NAP/PCR and VERSAware software have been specifically designed to easily automate commercially-available extraction kits (both magnetic bead and vacuum manifold techniques) and industry recognized nucleic acid extraction protocols. Moreover, it provides customized solutions for researchers interested in creating their own nucleic acid preparation protocols.
In addition to automating nucleic acid and PCR preparation applications, this system can also be programmed to carry out general liquid- handling tasks, such as: serial dilution, cherry picking, plate reformatting and plate replication. The VERSA Mini NAP/PCR workstation, when housed in an appropriate bio-safety cabinet, can be utilized to handle BSL-2 and BSL-3 agents, reducing the risk of iatrogenic infections in laboratory workers. Aurora’s bio-safety cabinets are available with HEPA filtration and UV irradiation capabilities. This optional accessory is designed to maximally prevent cross-contamination.