The Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer is a microfluidics-based platform for sizing, quantification and quality control of DNA and RNA. After loading the sample on the Agilent chip of choice, the sample moves through microchannels and sample components are electrophoretically separated. Smaller fragments migrate faster than the large ones. The fluorescent dye molecules intercalate into DNA or RNA strands. They are then detected by their fluorescence and translated into gel-like images (bands) and electropherograms (peaks).
- Faster than electrophoresis gels as it can analyze 12 samples in 30 minutes
- Ready-to-use assays and pre-packed reagent kits (see below)
- High quality digital data
- Minimal sample consumption (1 µl)