Efficient, Automated Nucleic Acid Purification with Integrated Quantitation

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Maxwell® RSC Instrument

The Maxwell® Rapid Sample Concentrator (RSC) Instrument is an automated nucleic acid purification system that will process up to 16 samples in a single run. Used in combination with prefilled reagent cartridges, the Maxwell® RSC can purify DNA or RNA from a wide range of sample types. The intuitive graphical user interface makes the instrument easy to use, and the integrated Quantus™ Fluorometer lets you collect purification and quantification data in one report.

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Why Choose Maxwell® RSC?

With Maxwell® RSC you will be able to:

  • Quantitate your purified samples using the Quantus™ Fluorometer.
  • Ensure downstream success with consistent, reliable results.
  • Keep your lab running with comprehensive service and support.
  • Maximize bench space with the compact instrument footprint.

Maxwell® RSC:

Uses an intuitive touch screen interface that makes it easy to set up a run.

Processes 1 to 16 samples in as little as 30 minutes.

Is integrated with the Quantus™ Fluorometer to keep all your sample data in one report.

These kits can be used for automated DNA purification with the Maxwell® RSC Instrument.

Maxwell® RSC Cultured Cells DNA Kit »

  • Extracts DNA from up to 5x10⁶ mammalian tissue culture cells and 2x10⁹ bacterial cells in less than 45 minutes
  • Simple, walk away protocol with no preprocessing
  • Provides high yield of pure and amplifiable DNA

Maxwell® RSC Tissue DNA Kit »

  • Extracts DNA from 50mg of mammalian tissue in less than 45 minutes
  • Simple, walk away protocol with minimal preprocessing
  • Provides high yield of pure and amplifiable DNA

Maxwell® RSC Buccal Swab DNA Kit »

  • Automated DNA extraction from buccal swab
  • Optimized reagents and simple protocol
  • Decreases hands-on time
  • Yields consistent results with sufficient DNA for HLA assays

Maxwell® Maxwell® RSC Stabilized Saliva DNA Kit »

  • Automated DNA extraction from stabilized saliva tubes
  • Optimized reagents and simple protocol
  • Decreases hands-on time
  • Yields consistent results with sufficient DNA for downstream assays

Maxwell® RSC PureFood GMO and Authentication Kit »

  • Extract target DNA from a wide range of food sample types including soybean, corn, canola, fish, beef and pork
  • Cellulose-based paramagnetic particles offer higher binding capacity for increased yield
  • Quickly purify DNA from up to 16 food samples with minimal pre-processing
  • Purified DNA is ready to use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC Plant DNA Kit »

  • Extracts DNA from a range of plant sample types including soybean, corn and Arabidopsis
  • Cellulose-based paramagnetic particles offer higher binding capacity for increased yield
  • No organic extraction and minimal preprocessing
  • Purified DNA is ready to use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC ccfDNA Plasma Kit

  • Simple, walk away protocol with no preprocessing
  • Provides high yields of pure and amplifiable ccfDNA
  • Reliable, consistent purification
  • Scalable protocol, process ccfDNA from 0.2–1ml of plasma
  • Includes all the necessary reagents and consumables for 48 extractions

Maxwell® RSC DNA FFPE Kit

  • Extracts DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue sections
  • Purifies amplifiable DNA from FFPE samples
  • Eliminates the use of hazardous organic solvents
  • Purified DNA performs better in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC Viral Total Nucleic Acid Purification Kit »

  • Extracts viral total nucleic acid (RNA and DNA) from serum, plasma and other samples following brief lysis step
  • Accommodates a range of samples sizes from 100–300µl
  • Yields highly concentrated nucleic acids that are ready to use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC Whole Blood DNA Kit »

  • Extracts DNA from 50–500µl of whole blood in less than 40 minutes
  • Simple, walk away protocol with no preprocessing
  • Provides high yield of pure, amplifiable DNA
  • Compatible with blood stored in EDTA, heparin and citrate anticoagulants

Maxwell® RSC Blood DNA Kit »

  • Extracts DNA from 50–250µl of whole blood in about 50 minutes
  • Simple, walk away protocol with no preprocessing
  • Provides high yields of pure and amplifiable DNA
  • Compatible with blood stored in EDTA, heparin and citrate anticoagulants

Maxwell® RSC Buffy Coat DNA »

  • Extracts DNA from 50–250µl of buffy coat from blood in about 50 minutes
  • Simple, walk away protocol with no preprocessing
  • Provides high yields of pure and amplifiable DNA
  • Compatible with blood stored in EDTA, heparin and citrate anticoagulants

Maxwell® RSC Cell DNA Purification Kit »

  • Extracts DNA from samples containing less than 10,000 cells
  • Compatible with low cell number samples such as amniotic fluid, cerebral spinal fluid and cell supernatants
  • Purified DNA performs better in downstream applications

These kits can be used for automated RNA purification with the Maxwell® RSC Instrument.

Maxwell® RSC Plant RNA Kit »

  • Extracts RNA from a range of plant sample types including soybean, corn and Arabidopsis
  • Cellulose-based paramagnetic particles offer higher binding capacity for increased yield
  • No organic extraction and minimal preprocessing
  • Purified RNA is ready to use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC RNA FFPE Kit »

  • Extracts RNA from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue sections
  • Purifies amplifiable RNA from FFPE samples
  • Eliminates the use of hazardous organic solvents
  • Purified RNA performs better in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC miRNA Tissue Kit »

  • Purifies total RNA, including miRNA, from mammalian tissue samples
  • Eliminates use of hazardous organic solvents
  • Purified miRNA performs better in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC Viral Total Nucleic Acid Purification Kit »

  • Extracts viral total nucleic acid (RNA and DNA) from serum, plasma and other samples following brief lysis step
  • Accommodates a range of samples sizes from 100–300µl
  • Yields highly concentrated nucleic acids that are ready to use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC simplyRNA Tissue Kit »

  • Purifies total RNA from up to 20mg of tissue
  • Reduces pre-extraction sample handling to 4 steps
  • No beta-Mercaptoethanol needed
  • Purified RNA is ready for use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC simplyRNA Cells Kit »

  • Purifies total RNA from fresh or frozen cells
  • Reduces pre-extraction sample handling to 4 steps
  • No beta-Mercaptoethanol needed
  • Purified RNA is ready for use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC simplyRNA Blood Kit »

  • Purifies total RNA from 2.5ml of fresh whole blood
  • Reduces centrifugation steps
  • Yields highly concentrated RNA
  • Purified RNA is ready for use in downstream applications

Maxwell® RSC Instrument Specifications

  • Processing Time: 30–60 minutes (depending on sample type and method)
  • Number of Samples: Up to 16
  • Weight: 24.2lb (11kg)
  • Dimensions (W × D × H): 13 × 13.6 × 11.8 inches (330.2 × 345.2 × 299.7mm)
  • Power Requirements: 100–240VAC, 50/60Hz, 2.5A
  • Fuse: 250VAC, 2.5A, low breaking capacity, time-lag fuse (AC250V, T2.5AL, 5 × 20mm)
  • UV Bulb: Average lifetime approximately 6,000 hours, length 135.9mm, diameter 16mm, 4W, 0.17A current, 29V, spectral peak F 253.7, UV output 0.9W

Instrument Standard Components

  • 1 Maxwell® RSC Instrument
  • 1 Tablet PC preloaded with Maxwell® RSC Application Software
  • 1 USB Cable for connection of the Maxwell® RSC Instrument to the Tablet PC
  • 1 Power Cable for Maxwell® RSC Instrument
  • 1 Power Cords for Tablet PC
  • 1 Maxwell® RSC/CSC Deck Tray
  • 1 UV Bulb (installed)
  • 1 Quantus™ Fluorometer and accessories
  • 1 Tablet PC Holder
  • 1 Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Setup Guide

One less thing to worry about

We know you are busy. That's why you needed a Maxwell® RSC. With our comprehensive menu of service and support options, you have one less thing to worry about. Promega helps ensure that your equipment is working properly and is ready when you need it.

Service Agreements and Products Available

  • Maxwell® RSC Premier Warranty Upgrade
    SA1341
  • Maxwell® RSC Standard Service Agreement
    SA1342
  • Maxwell® RSC Premier Service Agreement
    SA1343
  • Maxwell® RSC Preventative Maintenance
    SA1346
  • Maxwell® RSC Installation Qualification
    SA1347
  • Maxwell® RSC Operational Qualification
    SA1348
  • Maxwell® RSC IQ/OQ Combination Package
    SA1349

Installation and Operational Qualification

IQ and OQ are both available for the Maxwell® RSC. These services ensure that your instrument is fully functional upon arrival at your lab, and provide necessary documentation demonstrating that the instrument is operating to defined specifications.