Sigma-Aldrich Introduces 96-Well Plasmid Purification Kit That Produces Industry’s Highest Viral Titers

GenElute(TM) HP 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit provides rapid generation of transfection-grade plasmid from bacterial cultures

ST. LOUIS, June 24 — Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL – News) today announced the launch of its GenElute(TM) HP 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit for DNA purification. The new 96-well kit is suitable for a variety of pharmaceutical and biotechnology research applications, providing rapid purification of plasmid DNA that can generate best-in-class transfection-grade plasmid with the highest viral titers on the market.

Designed to complement Sigma-Aldrich’s MISSION® shRNA product line, the GenElute HP 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit is optimized for demanding downstream transfection protocols. GenElute purified plasmid DNA is suitable for a wide variety of molecular biology applications, including cloning, restriction digestion, in-vitro transcription and translation, and sequencing.

Utilizing the GenElute HP 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit, up to 10 micrograms of high-copy plasmid DNA can be recovered per well from 1.3mL of harvested bacterial culture in less than 50 minutes. The competitively-priced kit is compatible with automated liquid handling workstations and offers a vacuum manifold-based manual protocol.

“With the GenElute HP 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit, our customers will be able to generate the highest viral titer transfection-grade plasmid DNA in a simple, reproducible manner,” said Tim Fleming, Director of Global Commercial Marketing for Life Science at Sigma-Aldrich. “This kit extends our GenElute HP product line into the high-throughput plasmid purification market and allows our customers to significantly increase their productivity.”

To learn more about the GenElute HP 96-Well Plasmid Miniprep Kit and Sigma-Aldrich’s best-in-class GenElute HP product line, visit

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