The NoviPure™ Soil Protein Extraction Kit is designed to extract extracellular and intracellular microbial protein from a wide range of soil types without co-extraction of interfering compounds such as humic substances. The patent-pending, two buffer extraction protocol utilizes bead beating with a mixture of glass and ceramic beads to efficiently lyse cells while solubilizing intracellular as well as extracellular protein. The end result is a protein pellet with considerably fewer impurities when compared to traditional methods. The protein can be resuspended in any buffer desired for further analysis or storage. Protein extracted with the NoviPure™ Soil Protein Extraction Kit has been used successfully in 1D gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry (2D LC – MS/MS). All reagents are certified protease and protein free to protect valuable samples.