Maxwell® 16 Research Instrument System
Personal Automation™ for the Research Lab
Automated Nucleic Acid and Protein Extraction System for the Research Lab
Researchers are looking to improve productivity and advance their research. Automated extraction allows scientists to focus on science instead of routine nucleic acid or recombinant protein purification. The Maxwell® 16 System offers automation through walk-away extraction that saves time and labor by eliminating reagent preparation, pipetting and centrifugation steps. It allows you to extract DNA or protein from up to 16 samples in 30 – 45 minutes. The Maxwell® 16 System makes Nucleic Acid and Protein extraction fast and simple.
The Maxwell® 16 Instrument System allows you to save time without sacrificing consistency and purity. With automated nucleic acid and protein extraction, you get reproducible yields at the push of a button from every operator and from every sample. With Maxwell® 16, you can use a single instrument to extract DNA, RNA or protein from a broad range of sample types – from blood to mouse tails, and almost everything in between. Whatever your downstream assay, you can count on Maxwell® 16 to provide superior purity and yield giving you confidence in your result. In addition, the robust system design avoids common problems associated with other automated extraction systems, such as clogged tips and partial reagent transfers. Most importantly, there is no detectable cross contamination between samples.
Ease of Use
The Maxwell® 16 Instrument System provides everything you need for nucleic acid and protein extraction, including pre-filled reagent cartridges, specialized disposable plastics and easy-to-understand instructions. The automated system reduces the number of hands on steps and turn around time, increasing throughput. The Maxwell® 16 System speeds front-end processing, enabling you to do more tests, faster. And, the instrument is compact so it can fit into virtually any lab.
The Maxwell® 16 extracts samples in 30 – 45 minutes allowing you to focus on performing downstream applications.
With two instrument formats, work with large or small samples: Standard Elution Volume (SEV) 300 – 400 µl or Low Elution Volume (LEV) 50 – 100 µl.
The Maxwell® 16 is a particle processor, not a liquid handler, so there are no clogs and no drips. Just consistent yield and purity with no human error. The unique design offers mixing, capture of paramagnetic particles, binding, then purification through a series of capture and release washes.
The Maxwell® 16 instrument is proven with a variety of sample types, including human blood, cell, and tissue, as well as a wide range of downstream applications.
Purify/Extract from Almost Anything
Change applications simply by changing cartridges that are readily available from Promega.
Maxwell® 16 Instrument Specifications
Processing Time: 30 – 45 minutes (depending on sample type and method)
Number of Samples: Up to 16
Standard Configuration: 300 µl elution volume
Weight: 41.7 lb (18.9 kg)
Dimensions: 12.8W x 17.3D x 12.9H inches (33W x 44D x 33H cm)
Power Requirements: 100 – 240VAC, 50-60Hz, 2.1A
Regulatory Compliance: General Purpose Medical Device (US Only)
Maxwell® 16 Instrument Standard Components
- 1 Maxwell® 16 instrument
- 1 Power Cable
- 1 RS-232 Cable for Firmware Upgrades
- 1 CD containing the technical manual
- 1 year warranty
Maxwell® 16 Ordering Information
For Laboratory Use