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Biobank Sample QC

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System data showing gDNA samples with different DNA integrity

Agilent 4200 TapeStation system for Biobanking

Sample quality is critical to the success of every biobanking project.

The integrity of your samples can vary dramatically—depending on their nature and age—and will have an impact on results of any downstream experiments.

The Agilent 4200 TapeStation is an automated electrophoresis platform that allows you to standardize your quality control of DNA and RNA samples isolated from different sources.

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Eva Graf

Dr. Eva Graf
Application Development, Agilent

Justus Olijslager

Justus Olijslager
Product Specialist Genomics, Agilent

4200 TapeStation system data showing gDNA samples with different DNA integrity at 50 ng/µL

Unlike manual slab gel methods that can be tedious and subjective, the innovative Agilent 4200 TapeStation system is automated, scalable, and user friendly. Advantages include:

  • Standardization: DNA and RNA Integrity numbers (DIN, RINe) provide objective, user-independent sample quality control
  • Ease of use: Unique ScreenTape technology eliminates the need of manual gel preparation
  • Flexibility: Benefit from a comprehensive application portfolio for the analysis of various DNA and RNA samples
  • Automation and scalability: Constant cost per sample with walk away operation for any sample number from 1 to 96
  • Sensitivity: Minimal sample input (1-2 µL) saves precious material

The Agilent 4200 TapeStation system sets a precise new standard for determining integrity, quantity, and sizing of biosamples.


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Here’s what experts are saying…

The TapeStation was identified as a means to improve workflows and increase efficiencies of lab staff during our Lean Laboratory processes review. The high throughput and ease of use make the TapeStation highly desirable.

Todd Festerling, M.S., Ph.D.,
Core Laboratory Operations Manager
University of Michigan Medical School, Central Biorepository

The 4200 TapeStation can advantageously be used for Quality Control purposes of DNA samples extracted from any type of clinical material; it is high throughput and user friendly.

Fay Betsou, Ph.D.
HDR: Chief Scientific Officer
Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL)

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Productivity Brochure:
Agilent 4200 TapeStation System: Complete Success Begins with Sample Quality Control

  • Learn how the 4200 TapeStation system works—and how you can setup your analysis in just three simple steps
  • Take an in-depth look at the system’s automated sample processing and scalable throughput features
  • See how easy it is to ensure the complete success of your downstream workflow

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Application Notes:

Evaluating the Agilent 4200 TapeStation System for High Throughput Sequencing Quality Control

Integrating the DNA Integrity Number (DIN) to Assess Genomic DNA (gDNA) Quality Control Using the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System

The DNA Integrity Number (DIN) Provided by the Genomic DNA ScreenTape Assay Allows for Streamlining of NGS on FFPE Tissue Samples

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Technical Overviews:

Performance of the RNA and the High Sensitivity RNA ScreenTape Assay for
the Agilent 4200 TapeStation System

DNA Integrity Number (DIN) with the Agilent 2200 TapeStation System and
the Agilent Genomic DNA ScreenTape Assay

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