The DNA Isolation Kit PIKA BeadEx is intended for fast DNA extraction from bacteria coming from enrichments. Bacteria can be taken from solid surfaces (e.g. colonies from membrane filters) or from liquid samples. Cell disruption is achieved mechanically without costly instruments by shaking in the presence of glass beads. The isolated DNA can be further used in diverse molecular biology analyses as PCR.
Fast DNA extraction from enriched samples: PIKA HeatEx DNA Isolation Kits are optimized for the examination of beer and yeast containing production samples as well as from sugar containing food and beverages. With one single extraction genomic DNA is isolated both from bacteria and yeast. The samples can be taken from solid surfaces (e.g. colonies from membrane filters) or from liquid samples. Cell disruption is achieved thermally by heating in the presence of lysis buffer. The isolated DNA can be further used in diverse molecular biology analyses as PCR.
PIKA was first to come to market with PCR kits in a dried format. Each kit is a complete package including material for DNA extraction as well as reagents and tubes for PCR thus covering the whole analysis. All product relevant microorganisms are detected within one single test, the handling is quite simple.
Developed by us to avoid microbiological damage of beer and many other beverages: PIKA FastOrange can be used by every brewer and every beverage producer for routine control throughout the whole process line. FastOrange is available in different varieties, according to the capabilities and equipment of your own lab.
We are fast and competent in doing routine analyses as enrichments, determination of colony counts and the differentiation of microorganisms – service and quality are most important for us. Of course we respond to your requirements and always deliver prompt and reliable results – if necessary, even through weekends.
Our work does not end at the analysis result, we further advise you how to deal with a contamination and propose the next steps to minimize the risk for further batches in your production line. You can also count on us when optimizing your routine quality control measures.