Cost benefit analysis of a multicapillary electrophoresis system

Varouj Amirkhanian, Ming Lui, Andras Guttman, Eszter Szantai

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The cost-effectiveness of a multicapillary electrophoresis system was investigated. The HDA-GT12 genetic analyzer is a cost-effective, multichannel capillary electrophoresis system for high-sensitivity and high-resolution detection. The bench type system uses a fluorescence mechanism for nucleic acid detection with a consumable multichannel capillary gel cartridge. Driven by electric field, capillary electrophoresis analysis is performed in narrow-bore fused-silica capillaries and enables the rapid separation of many hundreds of different compounds. High electric field strengths separate the molecules based on differences in charge, size and hydrophobicity. It was observed that the HDA-GT12 system reduces the separation time from 2 or 3 hr to 10 min. it eliminates the labor-intensive procedures of manual sample loading, visual examination and record-keeping. The system enables minimal human intervention thus reducing the possibilities of human error.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationAmerican Laboratory
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Amirkhanian, V., Lui, M., Guttman, A., & Szantai, E. (2006). Cost benefit analysis of a multicapillary electrophoresis system. American Laboratory, 38(13), 26-28.