Benchtop Automated DNA/RNA
Extraction From Any Sample

DNA or RNA extraction in 40 minutes, from any sample type

1–48 Samples. As Easy as Load and Go.


What we liked about Maxwell was its simplicity.

Chris Groves
Laboratory Manager at University of Oxford
Automated DNA extraction workflow

Track Samples

Automated RNA extraction workflow

Prepare Samples
5-10 min. hands-on time

Automated DNA and RNA extraction workflow

Run Extraction
25-60 min. runtime

What Maxwell® Users Are Saying

Maxwell® instruments are used together with cartridge-based purification kits to quickly extract DNA or RNA from many different sample types. The automated purification process consistently delivers quality nucleic acid, freeing up scientists’ time for other important work.


It saves me in total about 40 minutes per [16] samples, and I do 4 runs per day, so that is almost half a day.

Yan Tsou
Laboratory Research Scientist
Francis Crick Institute

Maxwell customer testimonial-automated DNA and RNA extraction

It really is the workhorse of our lab in terms of DNA extraction… allowing us to process multiple samples at once with minimal hands-on time.

Thomas Turner
Senior Post Doctoral Research Scientist
Anthony Nolan Research Institute

Maxwell customer testimonial-Automation of DNA extraction

Genomics Begins with Purification

The Maxwell® instrument uses Paramagnetic Particle Mover Technology that prevents clogging and cross contamination because there is no liquid handling.

Maxwell instruments consistently purify high-purity DNA and RNA

Consistently Pure Nucleic Acid from Any Sample Type

Maxwell automates purification of DNA or RNA  from many different sample types
Biofluids Cells/Tissues Environmental Microbes & Viruses
Mammalian Tissue
Saliva & Mucus
Plant & Insect

Over 130 application notes provide protocol details and purification data from numerous sample types.

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Compare Maxwell® Instrument Features

All Maxwell® Instruments include UV-light decontamination and tablet PC.

Maxwell® RSC
Maxwell® RSC 48
Maxwell® CSC
Maxwell® CSC 48
Maxwell® FSC
Application Research Use Only Research Use Only
IVD and Optional Research Use Mode
CE-IVD (EU-IVDR Compliant)
IVD and Optional Research  Use Mode
CE-IVD (EU-IVDR Compliant)
Forensic Use Only
Catalog Number AS4500 AS8500 AS6000 AS8000 AS4600
Throughput Up to 16 Samples Up to 48 Samples Up to 16 Samples Up to 48 Samples Up to 16 Samples
Quantus™ Fluorometer
(for quantification)
Included Optional Not Available Not Available Optional
Bar Code Reader Optional Included Included Included Included
Tablet PC Included Included Included Included Included
UV-Light (for decontamination) Included Included Included Included Included
Vision System (reduces the possibility of user errors) Not Available Included Not Available Included Not Available
Compatible with Maxprep™ Liquid Handler Yes Yes Yes (Research Use Mode) Yes (Research Use Mode) Yes
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