Antifoaming reagent for EURx lysis buffers.
AFR01 can be used in DNA or RNA isolation procedures to reduce the foam volume generated at the lysis stage. In many cases, the first step in DNA or RNA isolation protocol is a disruption and homogenization of the sample. It is carried out in a specially composed lysis buffers supporting the breakdown of cellular components. While using these rich in detergents solutions excessive foaming may occur. This is particularly visible when using mechanical homogenizers or when samples are shaken with different types of beads.