Qiagen QIAcube

Available now: a under-utilised Qiagen QIAcube. This instrument automates DNA/RNA/protein purification with pre-installed protocols, touch-screen control, and USB data export. It also supports 12 samples/run.


General Overview

The Qiagen QIAcube is an advanced automation system designed for the purification of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Utilizing proven QIAGEN spin-column kits, the QIAcube allows for the processing of complex sample types, ensuring high-quality nucleic acids and proteins suitable for a wide range of downstream applications. This compact benchtop unit combines the efficiency of automated processing with the reliability of Qiagen’s purification technologies, making it an essential tool for laboratories seeking to optimize their workflows.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 80 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm
  • Weight: Approximately 80 kg
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Processing Capability: Up to 12 samples per run
  • Compatible Sample Types: Blood, tissue, cells, and swabs
  • Purification Technology: Spin-column based
  • Operational Temperature Range: 15°C to 30°C
  • Humidity: 10% to 80% (non-condensing)

Functional Attributes

  • Automated Protocols: Pre-installed protocols for a wide range of Qiagen spin-column kits, enabling the purification of DNA, RNA, and proteins.
  • User Interface: Intuitive touch-screen interface for easy protocol selection and customization.
  • Cross-contamination Prevention: Incorporates features designed to minimize the risk of cross-contamination between samples.
  • Maintenance and Calibration: Automated self-maintenance and calibration routines ensure consistent performance and reliability.
  • Flexibility: Ability to pause and modify runs, providing users with control over the purification process.

Connectivity Options

  • Data Management: Integrated USB port for easy export of run data and protocols.
  • Software Updates: Capability to update the system software via USB drive, ensuring access to the latest Qiagen protocols and features.
  • Network Connectivity: Optional connection to laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for seamless data integration and workflow management.


The Qiagen QIAcube represents a significant advancement in laboratory automation, offering a comprehensive solution for the purification of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Its combination of technical sophistication, functional versatility, and connectivity options makes it a valuable asset for laboratories aiming to enhance their operational efficiency and data integrity.https://www.qiagen.com/us/resources/resourcedetail?id=f7d77c6e-0479-4b2b-a2e0-5ca747114e34&lang=en


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