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FEATURE ARTICLE

Magnetic Bead Manufacturer TANBeads Adds New Models to Its Line of Nucleic Acid
Extractors

Reagent kits of micrometer to sub-micrometer magnetic TANBeads
As the demand for nucleic acid extraction grows around the
world, Taiwan Advanced Nanotech Inc. continues to develop its
portfolio of microscopic-sized magnetic beads and automated
devices for handling them for genetic research and molecular
diagnostic markets in healthcare.

Its instrument series of nucleic acid extractors, named Maelstrom
for their patented whirl stirring technology and patented spin tips
for efficient sample mixing, includes a range of models for different throughputs. Three new models were introduced in 2018 and
2019 - the Maelstrom 4800, 9600 and 2400.

Building steadily from its beginning 15 years ago with the
chemical synthesis and manufacture of magnetic nanoparticles,
TANBead, as the company is known, has evolved to become a
total solution provider for nucleic acid extraction. The company
recently introduced several new models of automated systems
for extraction and handling that add to its specialized line of
reagent kits, magnetic nanoparticles and automated extraction
instruments for nucleic acid purification.

Maelstrom 4800 is
a standalone and
compact automated
nucleic acid extractor.
It can process up to
48 samples on three
96-well deep well plates
which can handle 16
samples at each plate
at the same time.

"Nano-particle creates the invincible power. We develop the new
technology to make the world healthier," says Raman Chien,
general manager of the company which he founded in 2004 and
is based in Taoyuan City. "In order to satisfy the current boom
demand from the molecular testing market, the benefits of using
magnetic-bead based reagents with automated magnetic bead
processing system are improved detection throughput and reduced labor costs while also reducing human error and avoiding
operator infection," he notes.
Magnetic media have evolved as a useful media for automatic
extraction because they can be separated quickly and efficiently
circumventing the need for filtration, centrifugation and separation techniques. The company's expertise in producing uniformsize super-paramagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particles, or beads,
is a key factor. Now TANbead offers a fully automated platform
of products based upon its beads and magnetic bead stirring
technology.

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Maelstrom 4800

Maelstrom 9600LH is
designed to work with a
liquid handling workstation. It can process 96
samples per run, and the
extracted nucleic acid
can be directly analyzed
by qPCR assay on the
liquid handling workstation.
Maelstrom 9600

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