Key to the kit is our proprietary DNA binding systems that allow the highly efficient binding of DNA to our ezBindTM matrix while proteins and other impurities are removed by Wash Buffer. Nucleic acids are easily eluted with sterile water or Elution Buffer. Unlike other kits in the markets, no chaotropic salts are contained in the buffer of our patented plasmid purification kit. The purified DNA is guanidine/anion exchange resin residues free.
This kit is designed for fast and efficient purification of plasmid DNA from 100 to 200 mL of E. coli culture. The midi column has a plasmid DNA binding capacity of 1000 µg.
The purified DNA is ready for high performance of downstream applications such as transfection of robust cells such as HEK293, restriction mapping, library screening, sequencing, as well as gene therapy and genetic vaccinations.
Plasmid Copy Numbers: The yield of plasmid DNA depends on the origin of the replication and the size of the plasmid. The protocols are optimized for high copy number plasmid purification. For low copy number plasmids, both the culture volume and the buffer volume need to be scaled up 2 times. Please contact our customer service for further information and reference Table 1 for the commonly used plasmids,
Host Strains: The strains used for propagating plasmid have significant influence on yield. Host strains such as Top 10 and DH5a yield high-quality plasmid DNA. endA+ strains such as JM101, JM110, HB101, TG1 and their derivatives, normally have low plasmid yield due to either endogenous endonucleases or high carbohydrates released during lysis. We recommend transform plasmid to an endA- strain if the yield is not satisfactory. For purifying plasmid DNA from endA+ strains (Table 2), we recommend use product PD1712.
Optimal Cell Mass (OD600 x mL of Culture): This procedure is designed for isolating plasmid grown in standard LB medium (Luria Bertani) for 12 -16 hours to a density of OD600 2.0 to 3.0. If rich mediums such as TB or 2xYT are used, make sure the cell density doesn't exceed 3.0 (OD600). A high ratio of biomass over lysis buffers result in low DNA yield and purity. The column has an optimal biomass of 150-250. For example, if the OD600 is 3.0, the optimal culture volume should be 100 to 200 mL.
Culture Volume: Use a flask or tube 4 times bigger in volume than the culture medium to secure optimal condition for bacteria growth. Don't exceed the maximum culture volume suggested in the protocol. Incomplete lysis due to over amount of bacterial culture results in lower yield and less purity.
Storage and Stability
Buffer A1 should be stored at 4°C once RNase A is added. All other materials can be stored at room temperature (22-25°C). The Guaranteed shelf life is 12 months from the date of purchase.
Prepare all components and get all necessary materials ready by examining this instruction booklet and become familiar with each step.
Materials supplied by users
- 70% ethanol and 100% ethanol
- High speed centrifuge
- 30 mL high speed centrifuge tubes
- 50 mL tubes
- Buffer C1 contains acidic acid, wear gloves and protective eyewear when handling.