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“Quality and quantity was OUTSTANDING
– Researcher, Case Western Reserve University


“We have been using Qiagen for a very long time but when compared to the Monarch kit, we were surprised at how much more product we were able to collect. Great kits, easy to use protocols!! A+
– Researcher, Yale University


“It is simply perfect!
– Researcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Less buffer retention as advertised! The indicator system prevents under and over-mixing for lysis and neutralization step, minimizing genomic DNA fragmentation.”
– Researcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


I loved the Monarch Kit. It is way better than the Qiagen due to the position and size of the filter in the columns.”
– Researcher, University of California, San Francisco


“In comparison, the yield of DNA I'm getting from the Monarch kit is 5 to 10 times greater than with the Qiagen. Also, the quality of DNA is also better (based on Nanodrop absorbance curve). Finally, the Monarch kit is easier to use.
– Researcher, Yale University


“The Monarch kit was easy to use, the clever column design prevented EtOH carryover and allowed elution in a smaller volume. The increased DNA concentration is a real benefit for the multi-fragment ligations our lab routinely performs. Overall a great kit at a competitive price.
– Research Scientist,OR Health and Science University


“In our lab we routinely use gel purification kits. A major problem is inconsistency of sample recovery and less yield. I recently tried Monarch purification kit along with Promega kit on the same PCR samples using half of PCR reaction in each. And that was the "AHA moment" for me, With Monarch I got 65 ng/μl in total 25 μl of elution volume whereas Promega gave me 18 ng/μl in same volume. Totally satisfied, hope to get same consistent yield every time. Thank you NEB!!”
– Research Assistant, ND State University


“I have been struggling to isolate enough product from the MinElute PCR cleanup and gel extraction kit for my PCR cloning project to be successful. We tried the Monarch PCR cleanup kit as a last-ditch effort and our ligation reaction was successful on the first try!
– Assistant Specialist, University of California Irvine


“Elutions in small volume worked great, and allowed us to clone the fragment with no additional manipulations!”
– Assistant Professor, Haverford College


I can elute my DNA in a volume as small as 6 μl. I didn't have a lot of starting material to begin with so this helped concentrate my DNA too. I also ran a sample of my DNA after the clean-up for good measure and it was very clean!”
– Researcher, University of Massachusetts Medical School


“I often purify small amounts of inserts for ligations, so I appreciate the ability to elute in small volumes. I also very much appreciate the reduction of paper and plastic waste.
– Research Associate, Indiana University


“I like the clear instructions and streamlined, small footprint packaging.
– Researcher, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute


It was great for teaching. My students knew when the solutions were mixed properly. They liked the color changes.”
– Professor, Ripon College

Available kits include:

Monarch Total RNA Miniprep Kit 
Extract and purify up to 100 µg of high-quality RNA from a variety of sample types with a single, convenient kit. DNase I, gDNA removal columns, Proteinase K, and a protection reagent are all included. Monarch-purified RNA is ready to use in RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, RNA-seq and other applications.

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.


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. Enjoy high yields and minimal hands on time.


Monarch PCR & DNA Cleanup Kit (5 μg)
Purify DNA from a variety of enzymatic reactions, including PCR, restriction digestion, ligation and reverse transcription. Also isolate small DNA including oligos with a slight protocol modification.

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