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INDUSTRY MATTERS
“ We streamlined the process by using the entire pool for nucleic acid extraction ,” Bolton explained . “ This saves time and reduces the use of plasticware since we aren ’ t first constructing high volume pools and then transferring an aliquot for nucleic acid extraction . Using the ASSIST PLUS in this way has automated two steps in the process that were previously performed as manual pipetting steps .”
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Bolton says the adoption of pooled testing for arbovirus surveillance has resulted in a 75 % savings in extraction and PCR reagents and reduced use of PCR instrumentation . While using the INTEGRA ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot to construct the pools saves precious analyst time , Bolton states , “ most importantly , I appreciate knowing that the most complex step in the process is being performed error free .” •
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