The entire world has been hit by a pandemic known as COVID-19, a disease that has seen loss of many lives. Since the disease is airborne, transmitted through drops of saliva and other body fluids, measures have been put in place to curb its spread. Attempts to have been made to identify those who are suffering from this disease, and so far so good. Identification is done through testing of nucleic acid, but in order for this to happen, nucleic acid has to be extracted first. See Automated COVID19 RNA Extraction. The extraction has led to the manufacture of automated nucleic acid extractors which are used for testing the masses.
Automated nucleic acid extractors are made up of different parts. The touch panel is the part that operates itself independently and ensures that the running status has been monitored. Unlike the manual nucleic acid extractor, the automatic one can me controlled using a remote through Wi-Fi. It is also possible for someone to control the precision of the instrument through precision control. This means that it is possible for the instrument to operate without necessarily using a PC. The instrument is also very stable thanks to the automatic control system which also serves to save the user on a lot of space. Additionally, unlike the manual type, the automated nucleic acid extractor is easier to use and provides with high extraction efficiency.
The automated nucleic acid extractors have made things easier for the people who are testing as it is possible for them to streamline the extraction process. It is important for testing to be completely accurate so that we can identify those that are suffering from the disease and isolate them so that they do not continue spreading it. The automated extractor allows for accurate pi petting following an automated protocol. The machine also ensures that uniformity has been achieved without skipping important steps such as lysis and washing. The nucleic acid obtained in the process is therefore fully reliable to give accurate results.
Since there is less manipulation during the extraction process, the product is less contaminate. When pipetting is done manually, many mistakes are done, and he product to be tested ends up getting contaminated. In fact, even if the process is carried out within a sterile room, contamination is always guaranteed when pipetting is done manually. Also, someone may not be able to do the extraction from many samples if the process is carried out manually. However, when the extraction process is automated, it is possible for someone to make an extraction from large samples.
Unlike when the test is carried out manually, automated processes are faster, you would not want to spend a lot of your sweet time dealing with many samples to an extent that you do not have some free time for yourself. The fact that the machine completes the extraction much faster tends to increase your throughput. In the process, you will realize that there is an increase in the scope of research. This means that you will be able to test more samples and drugs, and you can also have enough time to test participants.