PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor

MicroGEM’s automated solution for effortless DNA/RNA extraction.





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MicroGEM’s PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor is the next generation of thermocyclers. It uses powerful enzyme-driven extraction reagents with an innovative extractor cartridge and purification matrix. Just add heat and the closed-tube system produces DNA extracts in significantly less time (minutes rather than hours) than other extraction methods.

PDQeX Extraction Reagents consist of a cocktail of thermophilic proteinase and mesophilic cell wall degrading enzymes that systematically lyse cells, destroy nucleases, digest proteins and release nucleic acids
PDQeX Extractor Cartridges, made from thermo-responsive polymers, pump extracted DNA through the purification medium while removing inhibitors
PDQeX Temperature-Controlled Extraction activates the proteinase and forces the extract through a heat-burstable valve and proprietary purification matrix, removing cell debris and inhibitors.


Optimized for lysis and purification for double-stranded sequencing; also produces high-quality single-stranded extractions.

Simplified workflow in a single closed-tube system to handle challenging samples such as plant and fungi.

Perfect for labs looking for fast, hands-free, programmable sample processing.

Ideal for PCR, qPCR, STR, and Whole Genome Sequencing.

Produces DNA in less than 20 minutes.


Sample capacity: 24 samples, standard 96 well spacing
For use with: PDQeX cartridges (200 µL)
Interface: 5″ touch screen (colour)
Voltage (24 V DC adapter included): 100-240 VAC, 2A, 50/60Hz
Power: 96 watts at peak draw
Thermal profiles: Pre-installed & user programmable
Programmable thermal range: 34-120
Dimensions: 22 x 18 x 18.5 cm (L x W x H) (8.5”x 7” x 7.25”)
Weight: 10.6 Lbs (4.8 kg)

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