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Nucleic acid purification is a necessity in many applications – why not make the experience more enjoyable? Monarch Kits were designed with some purposeful enhancements for a better user experience:


  • Fast, user friendly protocols reduce processing time  

  • Columns designed for easy labeling and handling  

  • Improved buffer system for robust performance  

  • Designed with sustainability in mind

Fast, user friendly protocols

  • Optimized protocols reduce total hands-on time  

  • Protocol cards are included in the kits, and the full manuals, with more detail, are available online for download  

  • Video protocols are also available

Monarch protocols reduce total processing time

Kit Name  Total Spin and Incubation Time
Monarch Plasmid Miniprep Kit 10.5 minutes (7 minutes faster than that of the
leading supplier)
Monarch DNA Gel Extraction Kit 10–15 minutes (depending on how long it takes
for the agarose to melt)
Monarch PCR & DNA Cleanup Kit (5 μg) 5 minutes

          Monarch Plasmid
       Miniprep Kit Protocol
             Monarch DNA
Gel Extraction Kit Protocol

     Monarch PCR & DNA
Cleanup Kit (5 μg) Protocol

Columns designed for easy labeling and handling

  • Monarch columns have been designed for a snug fit into the collection tubes for easy handling. This is especially helpful when taking columns in and out of the centrifuge.

  • The Monarch Miniprep Column has a convenient tab for easy labeling. There is no need to remove the column from your tube rack! (And don’t worry – you can easily label our cleanup columns too – they are capped).

Improved buffer system

All buffers are available for purchase separately (as are columns)

Miniprep Kits

  • Our colored buffers help you easily identify the correct buffer to use

  • Color indicators help monitor completion of certain steps

  • RNase is already added to Monarch Plasmid Neutralization Buffer (B3) for convenience – no need to worry if you remembered to add RNase!

Gel Extraction and PCR & DNA Cleanup Kits

  • No pH adjustment steps necessary with Monarch Kits! Our buffers have been designed to eliminate the need to monitor the pH of your reaction, saving you a step.

Available kits include:

Monarch Plasmid Miniprep Kit
This kit employs familiar cell resuspension, alkaline lysis and neutralization steps, with the additional benefit of color indicators to monitor completion. Elute in lower volumes for more concentrated, highly pure DNA samples. Learn more
tube Monarch DNA Gel Extraction Kit
Rapidly purify up to 5 μg of concentrated, high-quality DNA from your agarose gels, with no need to adjust pH. Elute in as little as 6 μl for a more concentrated sample. Learn more
tube Monarch PCR & DNA Cleanup Kit (5 μg)
Purify DNA from a variety of enzymatic reactions, including PCR, restriction digestion, ligation and reverse transcription. Learn more  

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