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Maxwell® CSC Instrument

Nucleic Acid Extraction for IVD Use

  • Designed and manufactured under cGMP
  • Generates consistent, high-quality nucleic acid for use in downstream diagnostic amplification assays
  • Provides many of the required technical elements of a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant system (user authentication and authorization, data integrity and protection, electronic signatures and audit trails) when used with the appropriate laboratory workflow


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Manufactured under cGMP

The Maxwell® Clinical CSC automated nucleic acid extraction system is an in vitro diagnostic medical device specifically designed for clinical laboratories processing multiple samples for critical downstream assays. Manufactured under cGMP, the consistent performance of the Maxwell® CSC Instrument assures extraction of high-quality DNA or RNA from every run.

Currently only available in the United States, Canada, China, Korea, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom.


Records displayed on tablet

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 meets the 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.

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.

Drawing of DNA Extraction Adding and Mixing Samples
Drawing of DNA Extraction Capture and Binding
Drawing of DNA Extraction Washing and Elution

The Maxwell® CSC makes it easy to set up and run samples

Scanning Maxwell CSC Blood DNA Kit

Track Samples Easily

The integrated barcode 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 and preprogrammed protocols lets you easily set up your purification run.

Adding Samples to Cartridges

Reduce Processing Time

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

Works with multiple sample types

Nucleic Acid Extraction from Blood

Maxwell® CSC RNA Blood Kit »

Purifies RNA from 2.5ml of human whole blood in EDTA collection tubes

Maxwell® CSC Blood DNA Kit »

Purifies DNA from 50–300μl of human whole blood

Nucleic Acid Extraction from FFPE Tissues

Maxwell® CSC DNA FFPE Kit »

Purifies high-quality DNA from FFPE samples

Maxwell® CSC RNA FFPE Kit »

Purifies high-quality RNA from FFPE samples

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.



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 and other patents and patents pending.

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