Biobanks are today one of the main sources of RNA samples for researchers. Due to the use of advanced molecular tools, biostorage facilities expect to provide the most accurate and specific quantification of RNA.
Moreover, providing information on the overall purity and quality of RNA samples becomes a mandatory step in the QC process either before storing or sending RNA samples.
To date this required a combination of different techniques like RiboGreen fluorescence quantification, absorbance ratio measurement and RIN-score determination.
The DropSense96 platform combined with cDrop software provides a unique tool for both specific RNA quantification and purity evaluation by determining the contaminations present in the sample saving time and money. Moreover our technology is able to provide an degradation evaluation of the RNA samples by quantifying specifically nucleotides RNA as a marker of degradation.
Depending on the sample throughput, the DropSense96 can be used as a standalone system or fully integrated with liquid handling robots thanks to the DropControl API software.
In case of on-site RNA extraction, our solution may also help to evaluate different extraction methods or to optimize your current extraction method.
This technology is ideal to help prior the storage or sending step with:
- Specific quantification of RNA
- QC of RNA samples
- Automation needs