Maximise PCR Success by Minimising Potential DNA Contamination

Syngene is now supplying the AirClean AC600 Series of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) workstations. Some of the workstations include high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration and all use ultraviolet (UV) irradiation to minimise the risk of airborne DNA contamination, saving scientists time by producing consistent quality DNA from their PCR.

Syngene’s AC600 Series PCR workstations, which are available as Combination Workstations or Dead Air Boxes (circulation-free environment), feature sturdy polycarbonate cabinets with inbuilt 254 nm UV lighting to irradiate surfaces and tools between PCR amplifications. The Combination Workstations include laminar-flow air circulation and integrated ISO 5 HEPA filters to remove airborne contaminants. By preventing any potentially cross-contaminating DNA from being amplified and interfering with the PCR, these workstations help ensure more accurate results, saving scientists the time and effort of re-running their experiments.

Utilising moulded cabinets constructed without seams or joins means AC600 Workstations come fully assembled and pre-tested for use. This pre-validation combined with their ductless design allows AC600 Workstations to be plugged in straight from the box, without the time and expense of an engineer installing them.

Designed with safety in mind, AC600 Workstations have a folding sash for scientists’ protection and are controlled by a microprocessor which automatically regulates air quality (Combination Workstations) and UV dosage to maintain a clean working environment. The cabinet’s polycarbonate and polypropylene design reflects UV radiation, preventing harmful UV escaping, and its leak-proof, chemically resistant base affords easy cleaning and decontamination between PCR set-up.