HSM 2.0 Instrument
The Heater Shaker Magnet Instrument (HSM 2.0) is designed to perform all of the functions necessary for the processing of magnetic resin-based purification chemistries in large-volume formats. With its ability to heat, shake and apply a magnetic field, the HSM 2.0 Instrument provides all-in-one processing capabilities for a variety of large-volume purification chemistries in either a manual or automated format. The instrument uses standard 50ml conical tubes, magnets and reagent-based paramagnetic particles (PMPs). The PMPs provide a mobile solid phase that optimizes capture, washing and elution of biological target molecules. Initially designed to run the ReliaPrep Large Volume HT gDNA Isolation System (Cat.# A2751), the HSM 2.0 Instrument is supplied with software containing preprogrammed isolation methods for processing up to 32 samples of human whole blood in approximately 2-3.5 hours, depending on sample volume and number. Samples are processed in a semi-automated method with the user dispensing and aspirating reagents from the samples as directed by the software on a computer screen. The programmed methods control the heating, shaking, magnetization and timing of the steps required for the semi-automated purification. For fully automated purification, the HSM 2.0 Instrument can be integrated with a robotic liquid-handling workstation, which can process 32 samples in less than 4.5 hours. Minimum Software Computer Requirements: Windows PC; Dual-Core x86-based processor, 2MB Memory, 100GB HD, Video 1024 x 768; Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions (32-bit or 64-bit). Use of up-to-date antivirus software is strongly recommended.