Life Magnetics, Inc. has developed a carbon-based surface chemistry for RNA extraction. The carbon surfaces are selective for single stranded nucleic acids and isolate RNA sequences with better purity and yield than silica-based magnetic bead kits.
Carbon-based purification kits exhibit no detectable DNA contamination (lane 1 and 2). Silia-based RNA isolation kits show heavy DNA contamination (lane 3); even after treatment with DNase (lane 4).
Life Magnetics purification kits yield high purity RNA suitable for analysis by methods such as RNA sequencing, northern blot analysis, and RT-qPCR.