Streptavidin-coupled Dynabeads® are ideal for capture of low abundance DNA/RNA sequences from clinical samples (blood, stool, cerebrospinal fluid etc.). The method offers several advantages, including the removal of extraneous DNA/RNA and inhibitory substances as well as concentration of your diluted and precious target into a small volume for further analysis. Depending on the probe, target and specific application, the capture approach can be either direct or indirect.

Viral RNA, DNA from fastidious bacteria, mutated sequences and microsatellites and many other specific targets are captured from complex samples using streptavidin-coupled Dynabeads® and a biotinylated probe.

Dynabeads® show excellent reaction kinetics comparable to liquid-phase kinetics, and are particularly well suited for automated sample preparation and handling. Their high magnetic mobility and low sedimentation rate make them ideal for robotic handling.

Streptavidin How Works
Direct or indirect capture?
Depending on your target molecule and the specific application, the direct or indirect capture method can be applied.

For some applications, using a pre-coupled ligand for direct capture allows you to reuse the Dynabeads® and thus further reduce sample preparation costs.

An indirect approach can be of benefit when the concentration of your target is low, the specific affinity is weak or the binding kinetics is slow. In the indirect approach, the probe/ligand is allowed to bind to the target in suspension prior to addition of the beads.

A monolayer of streptavidin is covalently coupled to the Dynabeads®, ensuring negligible leakage that could otherwise disturb your assay.

Ordering Information for Nucleic Acid Direct Capture Products

Sku Name Size Price Qty
65801D Dynabeads® Streptavidin Trial Kit 4 x 1 mL USD 210.00
65305 Dynabeads® M-270 Streptavidin 2 mL USD 418.00
65306 Dynabeads® M-270 Streptavidin 10 mL USD 1,550.00
11205D Dynabeads® M-280 Streptavidin 2 mL USD 420.00
11206D Dynabeads® M-280 Streptavidin 10 mL USD 1,550.00
60210 Dynabeads® M-280 Streptavidin 100 mL USD 9,180.00
65001 Dynabeads® MyOne™ Streptavidin C1 2 mL USD 444.00
65002 Dynabeads® MyOne™ Streptavidin C1 10 mL USD 1,624.00
65601 Dynabeads® MyOne™ Streptavidin T1 2 mL USD 444.00
65602 Dynabeads® MyOne™ Streptavidin T1 10 mL USD 1,624.00
60101 Dynabeads® kilobaseBINDER™ Kit 200 Isolations USD 378.00

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