The Arcis Pathogen Kit is a ready to use kit comprising two pre-filled reagent tubes enabling the extraction of nucleic acids from a variety of biological samples. The product is intended to be used by trained users proficient in molecular biological techniques.

In 3 minutes, with no prior sample preparation, the Arcis Pathogen Kit allows you to go from bacterial samples to downstream nucleic acid investigations without the need for isolation or purification. The Arcis Pathogen Kit is an IVD sample prep system for the release of bacterial nucleic acids from bacteria grown on common microbiological growth substrates.

The material released is suitable for use in molecular diagnostic investigations such as PCR.  The product has been tested on the following sample types: bacterial cells on agar, liquid broth and standard laboratory buffers such as PBS.  Gram Positive and Gram negative bacteria have been used in validation studies including E.coli, S. aureus and K. pneumonia.

The Arcis DNA Pathogen Kit is intended for in vitro diagnostic use.  The Arcis Pathogen Kit can also be used in research (non IVD) to release DNA and RNA from pathogens in a variety od biological sample types including blood, swabs and saliva.