Promega Maxwell® RSC Advances High Quality Sample Prep for Food Testing

12-Aug-2016 8:34 AM


Maxwell® RSC PureFood GMO and Authentication kit delivers high-quality, amplifiable DNA from food and seed samples. (Photo: Business Wire)

Maxwell® RSC PureFood GMO and Authentication kit delivers high-quality, amplifiable DNA from food and seed samples. (Photo: Business Wire)


MADISON, Wis.--()--The launch of the Maxwell® RSC PureFood GMO* and Authentication Kit for food testing delivers automated high quality sample prep for food testing labs. The Maxwell RSC PureFood GMO and Authentication Kit provides an easy, automated method for efficient purification of DNA for use in PCR-based testing for Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) DNA sequences, and PCR-based food and ingredient authentication. The Maxwell RSC PureFood GMO and Authentication kit can purify DNA from raw and processed food samples including corn, soybeans, canola, ground pork, ground beef, pork gelatin, breaded fish, tortillas, corn chips, and rice cakes in under 2 hours.

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This new offering builds on the same Promega tools and technologies that food-testing labs have been using for years to prepare their samples for testing. The Maxwell RSC Instrument purifies nucleic acid using novel paramagnetic particles and allows optimal capture, wash and elution of the target material from 1 to 16 samples with minimal manual intervention. Because there are no tubes or pipette tips involved, there are no clogs, drips, splashing or aerosols, greatly reducing any contamination risk. The Maxwell RSC Instrument is supplied with preprogrammed purification methods and is designed for use with the predispensed reagent cartridges, maximizing simplicity and convenience.

* Maxwell RSC GMO stands for “Research Sample Concentrator” and “Genetically Modified Organisms”

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Promega Corporation is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. The company’s 3,500 products enable scientists worldwide to advance their knowledge in genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug discovery and human identification. Founded in 1978, the company is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information about Promega, visit



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