VERSANT kPCR Sample Prep

VERSANT® kPCR Sample Prep with the MiPLX Software SolutionOne Solution—More Choice.

The VERSANT® kPCR Sample Prep with the MiPLX Software Solution provides complete flexibility and expands the capability of your molecular testing including automation of your own assays. The unique Siemens universal extraction technology provides high-quality nucleic acids from diverse specimens. 

  • Enables and supports consolidation and automation of lab-developed and other manufacturers’ assays onto one flexible platform.
  • Automates assay set-up for up to six tests from a single sample with unique eluate splitting technology.
  • Consolidates testing to lower costs and save time with multiple tests per run.

Features & Benefits

High-quality Extraction

  • Universal technology for DNA and RNA extraction.
  • Improved reproducibility, recovery, and quality with homogeneous bead size and form.
  • Optimal bead suspension time achieved with smaller particles.
  • Efficient DNA and RNA capture for improved performance of assays.

Flexible Workflow

  • Reduce equipment needs with single platform
  • Reduce inventory and QC with only two reagent kits for multiple workloads and all sample types.
  • Sample batching for minimal hands-on time and walk-away testing.
  • Multiplex capabilities and LIS connectivity.
  • 96 extractions per run completed in less than three hours.
  • Multiple dynamic protocols enable flexibility and customization for an individualized approach to meet laboratory needs.
  • Air displacement pipetting limits waste.

Universal Technology

  • Sample preparation for a variety of molecular applications such as infectious disease testing, pharmacogenomics, and tumor diagnostics.
  • Consolidates sample preparation of a wide variety of specimen types on one reliable and flexible platform.
  • Proprietary silica-coated nanobeads enable pure and high-quality eluates.
  • Specimen Types Supported*

      - Serum and plasma

      - Urine
      - Vaginal, endocervical, and urethral swabs
      - Whole blood
      - Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF)
      - Semen
      - Nasal-pharyngeal swab
      - Buccal swab
      - Stool
      - Breast milk
      - Saliva/sputum
      - Cell culture
      - PBMC (buffy coat)
      - Ascites
      - Amniotic fluid
      - Eye swab
      - Bronchial Alveoli Lavage (BAL)
      - ThinPep and SurePath collection media

*All specimen types can be consolidated in one batch run. See Instructions for Use as to any specific instructions or limitations.


  • Bar-code enabled system tracks sample ID from primary tube to PCR Plate.
  • Process surveillance monitors the execution of all liquid handling and robotic steps.

Contamination controls

  • Air displacement pipetting (ADP)
  • Disposable, filtered pipette tips
  • CO-RE technology (compressed O-ring expansion)

Technical Specifications


Bench top system: 924 mm H x 1254 mm W x 1043 mm D (36.37 in x 49.37 in x 41.06 in)(with loading tray and carriers)


155 kg (341.7 lb)

Power Requirements

100-120V, 50/60 Hz+/- 5%


18-30° C; 30-80% relative humidity,
non-condensing; 0-2000m altitude

Integrated Computer

Windows® Operating System
Computer dimensions: 381 mm × 140 mm × 330 mm (15 in × 5.5 in × 13 in)
Computer weight: 12 kg (26 lbs)
Monitor: 17 -in diagonal, footprint is a 230 -mm (9-in) diameter circle
Voltage and frequency: 100 V to 240 V alternating current at 50 or 60 Hertz ± 5% • Maximum power consumption: 600 VA

External UPS System

100-120 VAC, 1000 VA

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