FIRE MONKEY

Fire Monkey is a HMW-DNA extraction kit that, in a fairly simple procedure, using standard laboratory equipment, can within one hour, extract and purify long-fragments of DNA from mammalian and bacterial cell samples.

Fire Monkey is a HMW-DNA extraction kit that, in a fairly simple procedure, using standard laboratory equipment, can within one hour, extract and purify long-fragments of DNA from mammalian and bacterial cell samples.


The two major disruptive features of Fire Monkey are that firstly, it generates average DNA fragment lengths of between 100kbp – 130kbp and secondly, it significantly reduces the amount of small DNA fragments shorter than 10kbp in the final product. This combination, where significant amounts of the DNA fragments have intact lengths of over 165,000 base pairs and up to several hundred thousands  base pairs in length, combined with the absence of most of the smaller DNA fragments, through its inbuilt size selection capability, massively improves the eventual long-read sequencing of the sample. Fire Monkey improves the N50 measure of sequencing quality by 100% and yet it takes a sixth of the time to do so compared to the main competing NAIP kits.