Luna Nanotech's magnetic beads consist of small superparamagnetic nanoparticles encapsulated inside a polymeric shell of ~ 500 nm diameter.
Fairly small size of our beads provides optimal surface-to-volume ratio, allowing large amounts of ligands to be loaded onto the surface of the beads.
The beads are highly magnetic: collection time on a magnetic rack can be as low as 15-30 seconds.
Magnetic beads are available with a variety of surface chemistries that can be used for purification of biomolecules and bioconjugation of biological ligands:.
Magnetic beads can be used for purification and enrichment of proteins, DNA/RNA, small molecules and cells from complex mixtures.
Loading antibodies, DNA / RNA and other biomolecules through Biotin-Streptavidin interaction, EDC/NHS chemical reaction, or azide-DBCO click chemistry reaction.
Our beads are fully compatible with automated high throughput systems that include magnetic separation step.
Our SILICA coated magnetic beads have been specifically optimized for use in high throughput magnetic extraction of viral RNA with such robotic systems as Hamilton STARlet, ThermoFisher KingFisher, and Opentron.