Agilent Automation has released an application note demonstrating how the Agilent gDNA Isolation Workstation can be used to keep up with the demands of genomic applications.
Efficient isolation of high-yield gDNA is a step in high-throughput analysis of the genome.
Isolating gDNA can be accomplished by a number of approaches.
Automated liquid handling workstations can be used to isolate gDNA in a reliable, repeatable and contamination-free manner.
This application note outlines a protocol for the Invitrogen Chargeswitch Easyplex gDNA kit using the Agilent gDNA isolation workstation, in which up to 10 microplates (96-well) can be processed simultaneously.
The throughput of the outlined protocol is 10 minutes for each plate processed (depending on exact liquid handling procedures).
In the described set-up, microplates and tip boxes were delivered to an Agilent Bravo automated liquid handling platform by an Agilent Benchcel microplate handler.
The Bravo gripper was used to transport microplates and tip boxes around the platform.
After the washing steps, the microplates were sealed with an Agilent Plateloc thermal microplate sealer and stored in the Benchcel workstation for downstream use.
The authors show how the Agilent Bravo automated liquid handling platform has the capacity for managing the necessary reagents, plates and tips in a compact footprint.
The integration of three Agilent Benchcel stackers for tip boxes is shown to provide an uninterrupted supply of tips without user intervention.
The Agilent Plateloc thermal microplate sealer is shown to securely seal the plates after processing and can be easily integrated into the process workflow.
Agilent VWorks automation control software was used to create an event-driven protocol to integrate and manage the entire process.