In addition to your qNano system and consumables, you will need the following essential items for the preparation of contaminant-free, accurately diluted samples and they will also aid in the ease of use and cleaning of the instrument and nanopores.
- Micropipettes 1 μL to 1 mL (do not use filtered or autoclaved tips)
- A vortex mixer
- Clean sample preparation tubes (high quality). Izon recommends tubes from Axygen.
- Filtered deionised water (for cleaning)
- Compressed gas such as nitrogen (for drying) - clean compressed air spray is acceptable and lint-free tissues (e.g. Kimwipes)
- Standing racks for tubes and pipettes (optional)
- Powder-free gloves