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Our Adeno-X Mega Purification Kit allows you to purify large amounts of recombinant adenovirus in 1.5 hours or less. With a simple protocol and a powerful syringe pump, you can purify up to 1013 viral particles without affecting infectivity. Adeno-X purification achieves nearly complete recovery of the infectious particles present in your crude supernatant, and the purified stocks are stable for years at –70°C. The kit is excellent for any application requiring mega-scale amounts of purified adenovirus, starting from cultures of twenty-five 15-cm dishes.
The kit includes two filter assemblies and all the buffers needed to make two mega preps. All you need is a reliable syringe pump to provide automatic and consistent flow rate control so that your prep works every time (we recommend the GENIE Plus syringe pump from Kent Scientific). The straightforward protocol allows you to purify the adenovirus directly from the cell pellet, eliminating time-consuming filtration of the culture supernatant, which contains only small amounts of virus (~2% of that found in the pellet). You simply pellet the cells when the cytopathic effect (CPE) is nearly complete, lyse the cells, and purify the virus.
Virus chromatography is quicker & easier than CsCl gradients
As with all of our Adeno-X purification kits, the virus is purified chromatographically, using a unique membrane that selectively binds adenoviral particles. Unlike complicated CsCl gradients, chromatographic purification is safe, nontoxic, and requires no advanced training or expensive ultracentrifugation equipment. The virus-binding membranes are housed in a single-use, multi-membrane cartridge assembly that fits securely on a standard size BD Luer-Lok syringe. For added convenience, the purification assembly comes preassembled, sterile, and ready to use.
A convenient one-way valve makes purification easier by eliminating the need to disconnect the syringe for refilling during the binding and washing steps. Liquids are brought into the syringe through the one-way valve merely by withdrawing the plunger. Depressing the plunger drives the solutions through the purification cartridge—it couldn't be easier!
All you need is a powerful pump to make the procedure rapid and easy
From beginning to end, the entire procedure is very fast and straightforward (Figure 1). Once the CPE is nearly complete in your amplification culture, you harvest and lyse the cells (to release the virus) and prepare the lysate for purification. To collect the virus, you can use a syringe pump to drive the clarified lysate through the three-tiered purification cartridge. The pump provides consistent pressure and flow rates to foster more efficient virus binding and excellent virus recovery, and eliminates the need to control the flow by hand. Bound virus particles are washed once and then eluted from the membrane using a convenient volume of elution buffer. The streamlined protocol, from harvest to elution, takes just 1–1.5 hours to complete.
Achieve high titers of high quality virus
The titer and purity of virus produced by our Adeno-X purification kits are comparable to those achieved by CsCl density gradient centrifugation. The purified virus yields are characterized by excellent recoveries and high infectivity (Figure 2). In adenovirus preparations, not all particles are completely formed and infectious. With Adeno-X purification kits, ratios of virus particles to infectious units (IFU) can be as low as 20:1. Depending on the adenoviral backbone used and the nature of the expression cassette, the Adeno-X mega kit can yield up to 1013 adenoviral particles, which potentially corresponds to as much as 5 x 1011 IFU. A DsRed-Express ViraTrak virus purified with Adeno-X technology efficiently infects HEK 293 cells, which undergo a timely CPE and produce high levels of DsRed-Express protein (Figure 3).
All of our Adeno-X purification kits are characterized by outstanding virus recovery, and produce highly purified and highly infectious adenovirus with low viral particle/IFU ratios. The Adeno-X Mega Purification Kit simplifies adenoviral purification and provides large-scale convenience at a great price.
Adenoviral selection guide
Browse our adenoviral selection guide to choose the best system for your needs. We offer both constitutive and Tet-inducible expression systems based on the Adeno-X adenoviral system 3, an advanced gene delivery system that quickly and efficiently produces adenoviral particles.