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Maxwell® FSC Instrument

Benchtop Instrument for Automated DNA Extraction from Casework Samples

  • High-quality DNA extraction with minimal hands-on time
  • Bar code reader for simplified data entry
  • Intuitive software and touch screen interface


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High-Quality DNA Extraction from
Casework Samples

The Maxwell® FSC Instrument, along with DNA IQ™ chemistry, offers easy-to-use, consistent, automated nucleic acid extraction from casework samples such as blood stains, semen stains, hairs, cigarette butts, tissues and trace DNA samples. Automated DNA extraction saves laboratories time and labor costs and frees staff to work on casework analysis.

Maxwell FSC Instrument with Monitor and Scanner

No clogging worries with a paramagnetic particle mover

The Maxwell® FSC 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 samples. The cartridges come prefilled with reagents and paramagnetic particles, ready for your samples.


Streamlined Laboratory Workflow

The Maxwell® FSC Instrument automates DNA extraction, saving the laboratory time and labor costs while freeing up staff to work on casework analysis.

Barcode Reader on Maxwell FSC

Track Samples Easily

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

Photo of Maxwell RSC DNA RNA Purification Touch Screen

Easy to Use

The intuitive touch-screen interface and preprogrammed protocol lets you easily set up your purification run.

Placing samples into Maxwell FSC

Reduce Processing Time

The prefilled reagent cartridges are ready to use. Simply add your sample, place the cartridges in the Maxwell® FSC and press "Start".

Maxwell FSC DNA IQ Casework Kit

Extract DNA from Challenging
Casework Samples

Uses the proven DNA IQ™ reagents and improved spin basket design to purify DNA from casework samples.

Instrument Specifications

Processing Time: 30 minutes

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: 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

Maxwell FSC Instrument Component A
Maxwell FSC Instrument Components B through I

A. Maxwell® FSC Instrument

B. Tablet PC preloaded with Maxwell® FSC Application Software

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

D. Power Cable for Maxwell® FSC Instrument

E. Power Cords for Tablet PC

F. Maxwell® Sample Concentrator Deck Tray

G. Bar Code Reader

H. Tablet PC Holder

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

UV Bulb (installed)

Quick Start Guide

Setup Guide

Accessories Available Separately

Additional deck trays, plungers and bar code reader are available for purchase separately.


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Use Restrictions

Not For Medical Diagnostic Use.

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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