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David A. Wells provides education, training, and consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers through Sample Prep Solutions Co., 672 Huntington Court, St. Paul, MN 55119, USA. His research interests include the development and implementation of high-throughput techniques for sample preparation in pharmaceutical bioanalysis.
Lisa L. Herron is a predoctoral student in microbial genomics and bioinformatics at the University of Minnesota, Biomedical Genomics Center and Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, 1971 Commonwealth Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA. Her research interests include bacterial pathogens of humans and animals with a current focus on Staphylococcus aureus.
The guest authors review the commonly used sample preparation procedures for genomic nucleic acid purification and introduce the automation choices for high-throughput genomic sample preparation.