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PowerBiofilm® DNA Isolation Kit


The PowerBiofilm® DNA Isolation Kit is designed to isolate high-quality nucleic acids from biofilm samples.
Description Catalog # Price
50 preps 24000-50 $375.00    


  • Complete lysis: Pretreatment + mechanical lysis (bead beater or vortex) + chemical lysis
  • Patented IRT inside: increased sensitivity in qPCR
  • Consistent high yields: more successful preps for better performance in downstream applications
  •  Compatible with most biofilms: from dental plaques to microbial mats


The PowerBiofilm® DNA Isolation Kit pairs a brand-new bead beating and cell lysis technology with our patented Inhibitor Removal Technology® (IRT) for increased yields of inhibitor free DNA  from all types of biofilms, including microbial mats.

The PowerBiofilm® DNA Isolation Kits from MO BIO Laboratories, Inc., have been specifically designed to overcome inefficient cell lysis.  The key to the success of these kits is our new bead tube formulation that combines brand-new chemical and mechanical lysis in tough tubes. Additionally, these tubes allow flexibility in the bead beating method (vortex or bead beater). Next, we’ve paired this with our Inhibitor Removal Technology® (IRT) to remove the concentrated inhibitors (such as humic acid, metals, salts and pesticides) typically present in biofilms. 

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Sample Kit

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Research and Development

  Successful Isolation of DNA From Diverse Sample Types

 Robust PCR results from low DNA yielding stream epilithic biofilms


 DNA was extracted with PowerBiofilm® DNA Isolation Kit from stream epilithic biofilms. Stream pebbles were subjected to sonication to remove biofilm, pelleted with centrifugation then resuspended in Buffer BF1 and transferred to the bead tube. 

Data provided by University of Stirling, UK: A.T. Gildemeister 


  Successful End-point PCR Results

The Kapa 2G Fast HotStart kit was used for PCR.  Primers used were universal for the 16S rRNA gene (StreF/StreR) and generated a 1,243 bp product. 

PowerBiofilm® DNA Isolation Kit
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PowerBiofilm Application Note

Format Silica Spin Filter Tubes
Method Bead Beating
Binding Capacity Up to 20 µg per filter
Sample Size 0.05 to 0.20 g
Throughput 1 - 24 samples
Time 25 minutes 
Equipment Required Vortex and Vortex Adapter or Bead Beater

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Storage Conditions

Store at room temperature for up to 2 years.