Quick-RNA™ Miniprep by Zymo Research

Manufacturer Zymo Research  |   Model: R1054
4.8
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5.0
  |  85 reviews
The Quick-RNA™ Miniprep kit is an innovative product designed for the easy, reliable, and rapid isolation of DNA-free RNA from a wide range of samples.


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Average Rating: 4.8
85 Scientists have reviewed this product

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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: University of Houston College of Pharmacy



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Solid Vendor
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: RNA Isolation for analysis

"Zymo is always quick to ship and has great standardized products."

Review date: 13 Jan 2023 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Mercer University School of Medicine



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Easy to use and work well.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:purification

"Easy to use and work well."

Review date: 06 Dec 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Toragen



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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High purity RNA in a matter of minutes.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze mRNA transcripts

"The kit is very easy to use and produces high quality RNA for use in RT-qPCR analysis. This kit has saved me so much time over traditional chloroform/ethanol extraction methods. The RNA is also more pure. The cost is very reasonable on a per-reaction basis. I had some questions about places in the protocol where you could pause and store samples in the freezer, and the technical assistance from zymo was quick and very helpful."

Review date: 22 Nov 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: University of Houston College of Pharmacy



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Reliable
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA Isolation for analysis

"Zymo is always quick to ship and has great standardized products."

Review date: 21 Nov 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: UGA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Consistent results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular biology

"Very consistent"

Review date: 20 Jun 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: University of Minnesota



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great kit, can't live without them!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular Biology

"The Zymo Research Miniprep kit is very reliable and useful. This kit has provided consistent and quliaty results for the many years we have used them. "

Review date: 18 Jun 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Cornell University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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I would recommend this product for people running RNA experiments
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Extracting total RNA from cells

"Most of the time the kit can yield great quality RNA for qPCR analysis! Really easy and fast RNA extraction!"

Review date: 09 Jun 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Texas A&M University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Consistent results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction

"It was very simple to use, with no trizol involved - this is the best way to extract RNA"

Review date: 21 May 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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This product invention is exceptional
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Gene expression in tissue samples

"This kit surprised me. It doesn't need organic solvents so is safer and more practical than trizol based extractions. Despite this, it achieves a good RNA recovery from a variety of tissue samples including blood, through the use of proteinase K and I like very much the RNA Shield solution, as it functions as RNA later but is cheaper. Even though is your tissue is very hard, and rich in collagen or fats, you will need to add a prior mechanic homogenization or try with other products that use organic solvents like the direct-zol kits. Besides it is recommended to extend and duplicate the last centrifugation and prior incubation with buffer TE or RNAase free water in the recovery of RNA, the final step."

Review date: 01 Apr 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: BioLumic



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great Kit!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Plant RNA extractions for qPCR

"Easy to use instructions with great reproducible results"

Review date: 30 Mar 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep


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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Georgetown University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great results, a must-have in the lab!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction for use in cDNA synthesis and qPCR

"This kit is incredibly easy to use! The reagants are all labeled, and the columns are very user-friendly (caps are not easily broken). The protocol is quick and adaptable, so I am able to use it with a variety of sample types (cells or tissue samples, yeast, plant or bacteria). The concentrations of RNA after the protocol are very high, indicating the efficiency of this kit. I could not recommend it more highly!"

Review date: 30 Mar 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Mass General Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Trusted brand for a high yield RNA extraction
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Extract RNA for RNAseq downstream applications

"The data sheet and protocol was very clear. the kit was easy to use and gave a high yield of RNA."

Review date: 29 Mar 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins Medical Institions



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Easy and fast to use
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Viral RNA quantification

"This product is easy to use and produces good quality RNA with a quick process."

Review date: 29 Mar 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Virginia Tech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Compared to trad trizol, this kit is easier to use, quick, with high quality results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction from cells

"Traditional extraction methods using volatile trizol are time consuming and unnecessarily finicky. This kit is much more reliable in terms of RNA quality and is quick and straightforward to use. Plus, throughput with multiple samples is much more efficient."

Review date: 29 Mar 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Masonic Medical Research Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Fast Prep and Great Results Every Time
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA Isolation

"I use this kit for all of my RNA isolation needs, from cultured cells for qPCR to tissue samples for large scale RNA sequencing projects. The streamlined workflow is extremely fast, user friendly, and gives me high quality and quantity which I wasn't getting from other kits. Highly Recommend!"

Review date: 25 Mar 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of California



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great kit for easy and reliable RNA isolation
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA and gene expression

"ZymoResearch RNA isolation is easy to work with and produces reliable results"

Review date: 04 Feb 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins Medical Institions



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
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Easy, but poor quality RNA
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Viral RNA quantification

"The kit is easy to use, but the quality of RNA is poor; contaminants remain from the extraction process regardless of if I follow the protocol or make amendments such as extra washes."

Review date: 04 Feb 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Indiana Biosciences Research Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Affordable, high-quality RNA extractions with on-column DNAse digestions
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Extracting RNA from mammalian tissue culture cells

"These kits work great, just as well if not better than the leading brands (you know the ones). Zymo provides helpful discounts to new labs as well!"

Review date: 31 Jan 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Salk



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very easy way to obtain RNA!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA isolation from primary T cells

"This kit works really well. I particularly like their easy and quick protocol. As the elution volume as small as 10 uL, it is very useful when I need a higher concentration."

Review date: 25 Jan 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins Medical Institions



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
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Poor RNA quality
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Viral RNA quantification

"The kit is easy to use, and I've found Zymo's customer service to be good. However, this particular kit consistently elutes poor quality RNA with evidence of contamination from residual reagents. This is the case regardless of if I adjust the protocol or not. I've had good quality RNA from other brands before."

Review date: 25 Jan 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Tufts University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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My go-to product for this application!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction and cDNA generation

"Very simple and quick way to isolate RNA and generate cDNA. Product comes out clean and great quality!"

Review date: 25 Jan 2022 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Minnesota



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Value for Money
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:RNA Isolation from Various Sample Types

"This is easy to use with simple steps, gives desired results!"

Review date: 15 Dec 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of California



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great kit and we couldn't live without it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze gene expression in vitro and in vivo

"The RNA isolation kit always delivers great results. Reproducible and reliable data."

Review date: 15 Dec 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Science Fun



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Lovely results, will use again!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:I was able to concentrate the RNA for RT-PCR

"I achieved very nice results, will be using again."

Review date: 17 Nov 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Good product
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:RNA Extraction

"The RNA kit is quick, and easy to use. I get reproducible results."

Review date: 16 Nov 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Temple University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Quality results and cost effective
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA Extraction

"High quality and reproducible results at the fraction of the price of competitors."

Review date: 16 Nov 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Miami



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product, we love these kits!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:COVID swab and saliva extraction

"Great product, we love these kits. We switched all our Qiagen kits to Zymo. Easier to use, quicker, much more product after extraction."

Review date: 16 Nov 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Maryland



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product! Easy to use. Love it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA Extraction

"Great product. So easy to use! Somewhat customizable and great customer support! Love this and other Zymo products! Heartily recommend!"

Review date: 12 Nov 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Maryland



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Really great - easy-to-use product!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Sars-cov-2 wastewater analysis

"Really was a step-forward to use this. Very well made. Really like this product."

Review date: 29 Jul 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Virginia Tech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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I've been using this product since my initial experience.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction

"I used it for isolating RNA from mosquito midguts and the yields were really good and very easy."

Review date: 22 Jun 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Icahn School of medicine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results at reasonable prices.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA isolation from cells

"It’s one of the easiest, fastest and most reliable methods of RNA Isolation. I have been using this kit for 9 years now, it works great. Filters completely remove the gDNA. easy to follow protocol. Totally recommended."

Review date: 18 Jun 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Louisiana



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Fast, easy, and high quality.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction

"Honestly, I was very scared of doing RNA extractions at first due to how sensitive it is but Zymo Research made it very easy. It is very fast, and produced high quality extractions from some seaweed specimens. It is very affordable too. "

Review date: 18 Jun 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very useful product we use all the time
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular biology

"Very effective and high value for money "

Review date: 16 Jun 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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True to its name, quick with great results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction

"Incredible value for efficient, easy, and fast RNA extraction with great results"

Review date: 16 Jun 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Brigham Young University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Wonderful product! Highly recommend!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA research

"Extracts RNA very cleanly and quickly. Product is immediately ready for downstream applications such as RT-PCR. Very pleased with this product. "

Review date: 26 May 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: The Scripps Research Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Chemical biology

"It's super fast and easy to extract pure RNA using the kit."

Review date: 26 May 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: California State University, Northridge



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Easy to use!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Isolate RNA from cell/tissue samples.

"I was introduced to this kit as an undergraduate research assistant and I still use it well into my postgraduate degree. It outcompetes the other brands for its price. The quick instruction sheet is thorough and is easily understandable to most new lab members! I recommend this kit and will use it throughout my science career. My only modification is that I centrifuge for longer."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Nevada, Reno



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great value.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction for downstream qPCR

"Very easy and quick protocol. I haven't tested it extensively, but the initial results are comparable to those from the more expensive Qiagen kits."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Icahn School of medicine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Highly recommended.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA isolation from cells and tissues

"Zymo RNA mini prep is a great quality project. Instructions are easy to follow. Everything you need to isolate RNA is provided with the kit. I used it to isolate RNA from various types of cells and tissues. It's much faster and cost-effective."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: UNC Chapel Hill



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great value.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze RNA for qPCR

"Easy to use but did not like how the centrifuge required high speed. The centrifuge in our lab did not go up to that speed, which meant we had to spin the columns longer and it took really long to purify the RNA when it could have been faster."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: the Univeriaty of Alabama in Huntsville



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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I like the simplicity, and color-coded column for correct handling.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gene expression / transcriptome

"It was a very straightforward protocol to follow and being able to obtain the yield that I wanted to achieve. More importantly, I appreciate the tech support helping us chose the right products. This is one of the products we used and we use other kits depending on the starting samples."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: mount sinai medical school



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Reliable results.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze transcriptome of tissue samples

"The Quick-RNA miniprep kit is easy to use and efficient to isolate any RNA from tissue samples."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: QLABS



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Not a bad kit - needs better instructions.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:NGS

"A little more expensive than what I am used to; using for NGS applications. Directions were a little confusing."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: VT



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great, quality product.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA isolation for downstream qPCR

"Great results and quality of RNA and easy to use! DNAse treatment is quick/efficient. I can complete 8 different samples in ~45 minutes. I can't think of a way to improve this product or the setup of everything in the kit. I highly recommend everyone purchase it if they need to complete RNA isolation."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Central Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great kit for minipreps of DNA!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Molecular cloning of genes

"Easy to use and reproducible!"

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Eur. Inst. of Oncology IEO



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Robust and easy-to-use kit for routine RNA extraction.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyze gene expression

"High quality extracted RNA with combined easy protocol and great value for money."

Review date: 16 Mar 2021 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: La Jolla Institute for Immunology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Easy to use and consistent results.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Quantitate cytokine RNA transcripts in primary cells

"The RNA extraction kit is easy to use and available at a highly reasonable price. The RNA quality is good and the results are consistent. I like the on-column DNA digestion feature of this kit. I highly recommend this product."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: ICGES



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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It increased cost-effectiveness in the lab.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Clinical laboratory

"I use the Zymo RNA miniprep kit to isolate RNA from clinical samples. It is fast, easy to use and gives high cost-effectiveness."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Pennsylvania



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product for RNA extraction.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Extract RNA from human gingival keratinocytes

"I have been using this kit for quite some time now. It always gives reproducible results and I have always achieved good concentration of RNA from cells and with good and acceptable 260/280 ratios. The kit comes with everything you need for the extraction and is relatively easy and less time consuming."

Review date: 04 Dec 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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This was a really easy and straight forward kit.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:qPCR

"I found this product really easy and fast without compromising the RNA quality and yield. Tried with fish embryo, which I usually get really low quantities from but with this I got enough to work with."

Review date: 03 Dec 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: IGF



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Excellent for most RNA, including microRNA.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:RT-qPCR on standard RNAs and small RNA

"Efficient, easy, time saver. In my opinion, the only phenol-free, column-based RNA extraction system that efficiently recovers small RNA (including miRNA)."

Review date: 17 Jul 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: UCSF



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent reagent, wouldn't be able to accomplish my work without it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cell line RNA isolation

"This kit provides clean, reproducibile quantities of RNA from a wide variety of cell lines and culture conditions. A great perk of this kit is the RNA lysis buffer, as lysates can be kept at -80 for months without purification, allowing for investigators to compile all desired samples before purification at a later time."

Review date: 05 Jun 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results: Quality and low cost product.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gene expression analysis

"This kit is really easy to use even for students or someone that doesn't have experience with molecular biology. The instructions are great. The results have great reproducibility. Also, the quality of the product is worth the price. Other advantages are that the protocol saves time and money compared to other protocols."

Review date: 05 Jun 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Duhok



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Fast application, great results.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:RNA extraction

"The kit is fast and quick for isolating pure RNA from tissue or fluid."

Review date: 03 May 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of the Sciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Quick and easy approach to good-quality RNA.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA Extraction for RT-PCR

"Surprised how high quality my yield was from this kit. I do a fair amount of RNA extraction work and this kit is a phenomenal time saver."

Review date: 06 Mar 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: VUMC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results, easy and quick!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"Good products! Results have been reproducible in my hands so far!"

Review date: 24 Jan 2020 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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High quality RNA extractions
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Innate immune cell RNA extractions

"This product is high quality. After RNA extraction, we run the product through our bioanalyzer as part of our QC and the RIN is consistently above 9.5. Affordable and high quality."

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Gonzaga University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Best RNA isolation kit
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Microbial RNA isolation

"I have been using this kit for years, after Qiagen became unaffordable. I find that I get the same results both yield and quality-wise. Most importantly it is very user friendly, as I have novice students use the kit and they are always successful."

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: LSUHSC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Quick, easy, reliable
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Isolation of RNA from cells for RT-qPCR

"This is my preferred method for RNA extraction for downstream uses like qPCR. It exceptionally quick and easy, and I get consistently good yields and purity of my samples."

Review date: 11 Dec 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Bristol



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Definitely going to buy it again!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA sequencing

"It is really easy to use and super rapid. It gave me good quality RNA - very pure."

Review date: 02 Dec 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Institute of Biotechnology. UNAM



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Excellent kit! purifying RNA has never been so fun and easy.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Bacterial gene expression

"The kit is very easy to use and fast. You can obtain a good quantity of total RNA with high quality for qRT-PCR analyses."

Review date: 28 Nov 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of South Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Easy to use and great results!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA isolation followed by qPCR

"The product is very easy to use. I was able to isolated RNA with high concentration and great purity with much ease."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Alabama School of Medicine Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Easy, fast, reliable.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA Isolation from Cultured C ells

"The kit is simple and fast. Just be sure to use the recommended initial input volume, otherwise it will clog. You will still isolate tons of material. I tried it with HCC and GBM cells, the RQNs were 9.9 and 8.2, respectively. From about 5 x 10^6 cells ~100ng/ul RNA was obtained."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: CSU



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Recommended.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction from mycobacteria

"Best results compared to other brands, easy to use and very good quality for the price."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: ORISE



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great value kit. Easy to use and outstanding quality.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Extract RNA for qPCR

"Quick-RNA Miniprep Kit beats all the other products in the market not only because of its outstanding quality but also unbeatable price. The kit provides a streamlined process for RNA extraction which are easy and efficient. Since I began using this kit, my RNA sample quality has always been very good."

Review date: 27 Nov 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Rush



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Works great, easy to use, high yield.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RT PCR to make cDNA

"Works great, easy to use, high yield."

Review date: 10 Nov 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Salk Institute for Biological Studies



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Easy to use, reproducible, high quality results!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:RNA isolation from cells in trizol for mRNAseq

"High quality RNA yeild, highly reproducible results in an easy to use kit. This kit was great for student interns who had never isolated RNA, straightforward & easy for them to get high quality RNA in sufficient amounts to make sequencing libraries."

Review date: 27 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Ulm University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Reliable product.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:RNA extraction

"Easy to use and much more cost-effective than the main competitor. We generate high-quality RNA for RNA-seq with this product."

Review date: 06 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Loma Linda University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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The result is great!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:RNA sequencing

"The kit is very straight forward to use. No long waiting time or complicated steps. The yielded product is clean and high quality."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Inova Schar Cancer Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Excellent product and very cost efficient.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Isolate RNA for downstream qPCR analysis

"This product is very effective and not time consuming. I get reproducible data each time and the product is very simple and easy to use. The quality of the RNA after isolation and purification is always very good and reliable."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: LARAD, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Couldn't do my job without it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA Extraction

"This product is very easy to use and contains great instructions. The yield is excellent and consistent every time."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: University of Michigan



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Affordable, high quality RNA isolation kit.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Neuroscience

"The kit works and is highly reliable, producing consistently high quality RNA."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: CNRS UMR9004



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Efficient and speedy.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:RNA modomic

"Quick and reliable. Top quality RNA. Highly recommandable."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Exeter



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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I will recommend this kit 100%.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction

"It took me under 10 minutes to extract RNA with this kit and the RNA quality was superb."

Review date: 05 Jun 2019 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Tennessee



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great product
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:RNA collection from plant tissue

"Great product with high consistency and good RNA yield."

Review date: 15 May 2017 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: UQTR



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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It's a must.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyse expression of gene in cancer cells

"This product is easy to use. I achieve high quality and reproducible results."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Virginia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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What an amazing improvement over previous manufacture kit!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA isolation for Real Time PCR

"RNA isolation from tissue culture cells used to be my most hated protocol - labor intensive, tedious, and the horrible smell of the BME used in the protocol. This kit is much faster and easier and no horrible smells! Both the RNA yield and the real time results are just as good as our previous kit."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Florida Atlantic University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    1 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good price and easy to use, plus good quality.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Plant molecular biology

"Good price and easy to use, plus good quality. It is compatible to QIAGEN products RNeasy kit, but with reasonable price and equal quality. Especially the DNase is inexpensive and is included in the kit. This makes us so much easy to save time for ordering and save the money too. - We like it very much! Also, it is reliable and simple. No matter animal RNA, or plant RNA, or bacterial RNA, all could use with this one kit."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Pécs



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good price-to-value ratio.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze gene expression in cell cultures and tissues

"Achieve high quality and DNA free RNA. The quality of plastic should be better."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Temple University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results. I will always go with Zymo product for my DNA/RNA extractions
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction for gene expression analysis

"RNA extraction with the Zymo kit is simple and straight forward protocol and people who have already been using column based RNA extractions will find that this kit offers the DNase enzyme and buffers within the kit and so value for the money for the same number of samples. Even better is the genomic DNA isolation columns which is only optional in certain kits (that is sold as a separate kit with a different product number) is sold with the standard isolation protocol which is another feature I really liked. I have been isolating RNA from primary mouse and human cells for over a decade for my research work. I got introduced to this Zymo product when our lab was struggling with funding but we still could not move out of the protocols that we were already doing for many years. I have to say that Zymo product saved us a lot of money and still got reproducible good data from our work. I have become an independent investigator and currently working with a small funding. I am glad that I knew about Zymo product and continuing to use this in my experiments. I have recommended to my colleagues also."

Review date: 28 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Otago University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Reliable, affordable kit.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:RNA isolation

"Easy and simple to use, even students can manage this! Reliable and while it's not the top kit I've ever used, in terms of value it is excellent. Color coded spin columns make it fool proof."

Review date: 28 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: SBP Med res institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Easy and good.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gene expression

"Easy protocol, good quality RNA. I do not spend hours isolating RNA anymore!! Cheaper than other brands."

Review date: 28 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Drew University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great kit!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:RNA extraction from cell lines

"We are able to quickly and easy extract high quality RNA for use in RT-PCR. This kit is very affordable as well!"

Review date: 27 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Caltech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Would recommend to others.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gene expression

"Easy and simple to use. Good yield. Reasonable cost."

Review date: 21 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: NYUMC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Fast, reliable and quality RNA preps
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:RNA isolation

"Back in the day, we had to separate the aqueous phase from the samples. With the Zymo kit there is no step like this and the results are much better. We use the kit for miRNA, lncRNA and mRNA with good quality even with low concentrate RNA! And it's fast! "

Review date: 12 Jul 2016 | Quick-RNA™ Miniprep
MiniPrep Plus MiniPrep
Cells
Any tissue
(soft, lipid, fibrous, FFPE)
Whole blood
Cells
Soft tissue
Included
DNase I
gDNA removal column
Proteinase K
DNA/RNA Shield (for sample storage)
DNAse I
gDNA removal column

The Quick-RNA MiniPrep kits are innovative product designed for the easy, reliable, and rapid isolation of DNA-free RNA from a wide range of cell (up to 107) and tissue samples (up to 50 mg).  The procedure combines a unique buffer system with Zymo-Spin column technology to yield high quality total RNA (including small RNAs 17-200 nt) in about 10 minutes.

The procedure is simple.  Add the provided RNA Lysis Buffer to a sample, and then purify the RNA using the Zymo-Spin Columns.  The result is highly-concentrated, DNA-free RNA that is suitable for RT-PCR, hybridization, sequencing etc.  In addition, the kit can be used for the enrichment of small and large RNAs into separate fractions.

Product Overview

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Quick-RNA™ Miniprep

Manufacturer Zymo Research

4.8 / 5.0 | 85 reviews