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Maxwell® CSC Instrument

Nucleic Acid Extraction for IVD and Research Use

  • Purifies 1–16 samples in a single run
  • Provides consistent and reliable high-quality nucleic acid extraction for use in downstream diagnostic amplification assays
  • Flexible, multi-functional software with separate RUO mode for performing extractions intended for use in research applications
  • Provides technical elements supporting 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (user authentication and authorization, data integrity and protection, electronic signatures and audit trails) when used with the appropriate laboratory workflow
  • Manufactured under cGMP and compliant with Regulation (EU) 2017/746 on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDR) in the EU


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Maintain Electronic Records Easily

Maxwell® CSC makes maintaining electronic records easy with complete tracking of every run and reports that are portable and LIMS-compatible. The instrument supports 21 CFR Part 11 requirements for electronic records (user authentication and authorization, data integrity and protection, electronic signatures and audit trails) when used with the appropriate laboratory workflow.

Product is currently only available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Fewer Cross-Contamination Worries with a Paramagnetic Particle  Mover

The Maxwell® CSC is a magnetic particle mover, not a liquid handler. It delivers minimal risk of cross-contamination because no liquid handling or splashing happens during processing of the samples.


Maxwell® CSC Makes it Easy to Set Up and Run Samples


Dual Mode Functionality

Extract high-quality DNA/RNA for downstream diagnostic amplification assays in IVD mode or extract samples for a variety of research applications in RUO mode.

Scanning Maxwell CSC Blood DNA Kit

Track Samples Easily

The integrated bar code reader records important information such as sample ID, kit ID and kit lot number.

Running a protocol from tablet

Easy to Use

The intuitive touch screen interface lets you easily set up your purification run.

Adding Samples to Cartridges

Reduce Processing Time

Place prepared cartridges in the Maxwell® CSC. Press “Start” to purify 1–16 samples using the selected kit’s preprogrammed method.

Instrument Specifications

Processing Time: 40–60 minutes (depending on sample type and method)

Number of Samples: Up to 16

Weight: 24.2lb (11kg)

Dimensions: 13W × 13.6D × 11.8H inches (330.2 × 345.2 × 299.7mm)

Power Requirements: 95–240VAC, 50–60Hz, 1.0A

Fuse: 250VAC, 2.6A, 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

Maxwell CSC Component A
maxwell csc components B through I

A. Maxwell® CSC Instrument

B. Tablet PC preloaded with Maxwell® CSC User Interface

C. USB cable for connection of the Maxwell® CSC Instrument to the Tablet PC

D. Power Cable for Maxwell® CSC Instrument

E. Power Cords for Tablet PC

F. Maxwell® CSC Deck Tray

G. Bar Code Reader

H. Tablet PC Holder

I. USB cable - Maxwell® CSC Instrument to the Tablet PC

Software CD for the Maxwell® CSC Instrument

Accessories Available Separately

Additional deck trays and plungers are available for purchase separately.

Protocol Available for Download

This protocol is available in additional languages.

Service and Support

One Call Supports It All

One Call Supports It All

Promega supplies both the reagents and the instrument, so one call to Promega answers any questions you may have about assay chemistries or instrument performance.

Contact Technical Services
Ensure Minimal Instrument Downtime

Ensure Minimal Instrument Downtime

  • Field Support and Loaner Programs
  • Service Packages
  • IQ and OQ Packages
Warranty and Service Agreements

Warranty and Service Agreements

  • Backed by a one-year warranty.
  • Additional warranty and service agreements are available.
  • For more information contact Promega Technical Services.


Certificate of Analysis

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Use Restrictions

For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. This product is only available in certain countries.

Storage Conditions


Patents and Disclaimers

U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,721,947 and 7,891,549, European Pat. No. 2033144 and Japanese Pat. Nos. 5519276 and 5654519.


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