BluePippin Size Selection

The BluePippin is a powerful automated DNA size selection system to collect DNA fragments up to 50 kb or size select proteins. It facilitates library construction for the most popular NGS platforms and is a fast and highly accurate and reproducible option over traditional gel extractions. The BluePippin works by pulsed-field electrophoresis to separates and extracts DNA fragments according to software input size ranges. 

Service Rates

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New Policies and Procedures

Effective January 01, 2021


External Users: Contact Melissa Stephens. We are accepting a limited number of requests until further notice.

Internal Users: Follow all University Re-opening procedures. Access Galvin Life Science Center via the main entrance during regular business days and hours. 

  1. iLab transition complete as of January 06, 2021. Go to InsideND and search for iLab Core Facility Management. Any order submitted to CORES after January 01, 2021 will not be fulfilled.

  2. Communicate with facility staff by email, phone, or Zoom appointment. In-person meetings are restricted until further notice.

  3. Samples delivered contactless. Access to facility space is restricted to facility staff.  On designated days and reserved times, there will be a cooler outside the facility door to receive samples. Do not leave samples if the cooler is absent; we are not responsible for damage or loss.

Submitting Your Order

  1. Guidelines for Submission: Review and prepare samples accordingly. (Coming Soon.)

  2. Excel Submission Form: Download and complete all fields. REQUIRED: Attach it to iLab service request. (Coming Soon.)

  3. iLab Core Facility Management: Request service and reserve a sample drop-off day/time. iLab sends us a notification about service requests and scheduled reservations. Do not send us a separate email.

    • Go to InsideND, search for iLab Core Facility Management, and sign in using University of Notre Dame credentials.

    • Request service and attach your completed Excel Submission Form. Within the service request, include the email of other lab members who should be consulted or notified with results. 

    • Schedule a reservation 24 hours in advance by selecting a day and time from the Sample Processing Calendar.

      • REQUIRED: If you can not make your reservation, cancel it as soon as possible and select a new time slot.

      • Recommendation: Coordinate within your lab to reduce multiple deliveries to a single drop-off reservation whenever possible.

  4. Deposit the sample inside the cooler outside of the facility door on your reserved day and time.

Your Results

When your service request is completed, an email notification is sent to the person who created it.
Results are posted to the iLab Service Request. If permission is needed to access results, please indicate within the Excel Submission Form - Additional Information field.

The processed sample is returned contactless. We will schedule a day and time for pick-up using iLab Sample Processing Calendar.
For concentration and fragment size assessment, request Sample QC service separately.