The QIAsymphony SP enables automatic sample preparation of DNA and RNA from 1-96 samples at once in batches of 24. It allows safe and contamination-free processing of a wide range of starting materials and sample volumes using dedicated kits. Among the most requested sample types are the whole fresh or frozen blood and buffy coat. Among the other possible sample types are FFPE and fresh tissues. The system is optimized to extract ultrapure RNA from the gold standard PAXgene RNA tubes. It is ideal for projects that require large amounts of consistently high quality DNA samples for downstream applications as qPCR, Next Generation Sequencing and genotyping.


Manufacturer: QIAGEN, Germany.

Catalog number: 9001297.


Main characteristics:

  • Innovative, easy-to-use modular system with built-in touchscreen.
  • Purification of DNA and RNA from a wide range of samples.
  • Continuous sample loading, with bar code reading for sample tracking.
  • Import of sample lists and export of sample sheets.




Up to 2000 m

Elution volume

QIAsymphony SP — 30–500 µl (application dependent)


Relative humidity of 15–75% (noncondensing); maximum 75% relative humidity for temperatures up to 31°C, decreasing linearly to 50% humidity at 32°C

Input volume

QIAsymphony SP — minimum input volume: 200 µl (application dependent)

Instrument dimensions

QIAsymphony SP, 128 x 103 x 73 cm; QIAsymphony AS, 59 x 103 x 73 cm; QIAsymphony SP/AS (integrated operation), 185 x 103 x 73 cm

Kits or Application Packs designed for this instrument

QIAsymphony SP — QIAsymphony DSP Virus/Pathogen Kits and other QIAsymphony Kits; QIAsymphony AS — artus QS-RGQ Kits (not available in all countries), Rotor-Gene Kits and other QIAGEN real-time and end-point PCR kits

Operating temperature


Overvoltage category


Place of operation

For indoor use only

Pollution level



100–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz, 1400 VA, mains supply voltage are not to exceed 10% of nominal supply voltages



Protocols/main application on this instrument

QIAsymphony SP — Purification of DNA, RNA, and bacterial and viral nucleic acids from a wide range of starting materials; QIAsymphony AS — PCR setup.

Storage temperature

5–40°C in manufacturer's package


QIAsymphony SP — QIAGEN magnetic-particles chemistry

Transportation temperature

–25°C to +70°C in manufacturer's package


QIAsymphony SP, 175 kg; QIAsymphony AS, 90 kg; QIAsymphony SP/AS (integrated operation), 265 kg

Contact our staff for the details about available kits for QIAsymphony SP.