Rotor-Gene Q quick-start guide

Rotor-Gene® Q quick-start guide
This guide describes how to set up the Rotor-Gene Q. Before using the Rotor-Gene Q, it is essential
that you read the Rotor-Gene Q User Manual carefully and pay particular attention to the safety
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Hardware installation
Unpack the Rotor-Gene Q and proceed with installation as described below.
Place the Rotor-Gene Q on a level surface.
Note: Ensure that there is sufficient space behind the instrument for the lid to open fully.
Note: Ensure that the power switch at the back of the instrument can be reached easily.
Note: Do not obstruct the back of the instrument. Ensure that the power cord can be easily
detached if required, to disconnect power to the instrument.
Check the voltage selector switch at the back of the instrument.
The voltage selector switch is set for the specific region by QIAGEN or your sales distributor.
Ensure that the setting is correct for the local mains voltage. If it is not correct, contact your
QIAGEN or your local sales distributor to arrange for the voltage selection to be changed.
Voltage selection may only be changed by authorized personnel. Users should not attempt to
change the voltage selection. Doing so may void the warranty.
Install Rotor-Gene Q software and then connect the USB cable, as described below.
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Software installation
Rotor-Gene Q software should be installed as described in steps 1 and 2 before connecting the
USB cable.
USB Installation Guide for Windows® XP and Windows 2000
Insert the Installation CD. The software should launch automatically. If it does not,
browse to the CD-ROM in Windows Explorer and double-click “autorun.hta”.
Install the Rotor-Gene Q software completely by clicking “Install Operating Software”
and following the instructions which appear.
Connect the USB cable provided to a USB port on the back of the computer. Connect
the USB cable to the back of the Rotor-Gene Q. Then connect the Rotor-Gene Q to
the power supply.
Switch on the Rotor-Gene Q.
The following window may appear. Select “No, not this time” and then click “Next”.
Select “Install the software automatically (Recommended)” and then click “Next”.
Click “Continue Anyway”.
Click “Finish”.
The following window appears. Select “No, not this time” and click “Next”.
10. Select “Install the software automatically (Recommended)” and click “Next”.
11. Click “Continue Anyway”.
12. Click “Finish”.
13. On Windows 2000 systems, restart the computer now.
Starting the software
Launch the Rotor-Gene Q software via the desktop shortcut. The following window
Enter the serial number (located on the back of the instrument).
Click “Auto-Detect”. The USB Serial port will be detected and shown in the “Port”
drop-down list.
Click “Begin” to start the software.
The Rotor-Gene Q, if used in combination with QIAGEN kits indicated for use with the Rotor-Gene
Q instrument, is intended for the applications described in the respective QIAGEN kit handbooks. If
the Rotor-Gene Q instrument is used with kits other than QIAGEN kits, it is the user’s responsibility
to validate the performance of such product combination for any particular application.
Trademarks: QIAGEN® (QIAGEN Group); Rotor-Gene® (Corbett Research); Windows® (Microsoft Corporation).
The QIAGEN silver logo is exclusively licensed to Corbett Research.
The purchase of this product (Rotor-Gene Q, Rotor-Disc) includes a limited, non-transferable license to certain patents (see
details below) surrounding rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods and instrumentation, the use of SYBR® Green I in
PCR reactions, melting curve analysis, analysis methods of DNA melting data, specifically high resolution melting (HRM) and
The purchase of this product (Rotor-Gene Q, Rotor-Disc) includes a limited, non-transferable license to one or more of US
Patents Nos 6,787,338; 7,238,321; 7,081,226; 6,174,670; 6,245,514; 6,569,627; 6,303,305; 6,503,720; 5,871,908;
6,691,041; 7,387,887; and U.S. Patent Applications Nos. 2003-0224434 and 2006-0019253 and all continuations and
divisionals, and corresponding claims in patents and patent applications outside the United States, owned by the University of
Utah Research Foundation, Idaho Technology, Inc., and/or Roche Diagnostics GmbH, for internal research use or for non-in
vitro diagnostics applications. No right is conveyed, expressly, by implication or estoppel, for any reagent or kit, or under any
other patent or patent claims owned by the University of Utah Research Foundation, Idaho Technology, Inc., and/or Roche
Diagnostics GmbH, or by any other Party. For information on purchasing licences for in-vitro diagnostics applications or
reagents, contact Roche Molecular Systems, 4300 Hacienda Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588, USA.
Practice of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) process may require a license depending on the reagents and methods applied.
Purchase of this instrument (Rotor-Gene Q) does not itself convey to the purchaser a complete license or right to perform the
PCR process. The use of this instrument (Rotor-Gene Q) with Authorized Reagents such as Authorized QIAGEN kits and assays
provides a limited PCR license in accordance with the label rights accompanying such reagents.
Further information on purchasing licenses to practice the PCR process may be obtained by contacting the Director of Licensing
at Applied Biosystems, 850 Lincoln Centre Drive, Foster City, California 94404, USA and/or Roche Molecular Systems, 4300
Hacienda Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588, USA. No right is conveyed expressly, by implication or by estoppel under any other
patent claim, such as claims to apparatus, reagents, kits, or methods such as 5' nuclease methods.
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