By Lisa LaMotta - 8/04/04
PicoMaxx high fidelity PCR system is formulated with a blend of Taq and Pfu DNA polymerases and ArchaeMaxx polymerase-enhancing factor. Along with an optimized buffer, this formulation enables the detection of low-copy-number targets in complex DNA backgrounds, providing sensitivity.
Greiner Bio-One offers 96 and 384 well polypropylene and traditional 96 well polycarbonate PCR plates. The plates have excellent heat exchange properties and are guaranteed DNase/RNase free and non-pyrogenic. Several skirt options are available to fit a variety of instruments.
Phusion High-Fidelity DNA polymerase incorporates a patented DNA-binding element which dramatically increases polymerase processivity. Phusion polymerase provides fidelity, high yields per unit, and short reaction times for long targets (1 kb to 28 kb).
By Catherine Shaffer - 8/03/04
Real-time PCR offers a quantitative method for viral and bacterial pathogen detection, measurement of gene expression, and mutation detection.
EPICENTRE's MasterAmp T th DNA polymerase contains both reverse transcriptase and DNA-dependent DNA polymerase activities and is offered for single-tube RT-PCR. Reverse transcription using the product can be performed at temperatures up to 60 C to significantly reduce RNA secondary structure.
UV PCR Workstation brings together UV light and antimicrobial stainless steel to create a protective environment against PCR contamination. The unit's chamber can be decontaminated between procedures with high intensity shortwave 254 nm UV.
GeneFishing Technology offers a unique approach for identifying only authentic Differentially Expressed Genes (DEGs) in two or more nucleic acid samples. This technology improves specificity of PCR amplification, enabling researchers to find only real PCR products as a result.
Plastic disposables for PCR include 0.2 ml and 0.5 ml tubes; tube and cap strips in a variety of colors; non-skirted and semi-skirted 96-well plates; skirted 384-well plates; sealing films; and more.
Six new kits are offered chemical, non-radioactive labeling of nucleic acids, including single-stranded, double-stranded, linear or super-coiled DNAg of target in a single reaction. Simple labeling protocols can be used to attach biotin, dinitrophenol, fluorescein, dGreen, rhodamine, or DEAC labels.
Spectrolinker XL-1000 UV crosslinker covalently binds nucleic acids to membranes in less than 30 seconds.
TripleMaster PCR product is suitable for long range PCR high fidelity PCR, and applications involving GC-rich or impure templates. The kit contains a Tuning Buffer to prevent long templates from breaking and to increase PCR sensitivity, resulting in PCRs up to 40 kb.
Multiply PCR plates are made from thin-walled polypropylene to optimize temperature transfer from heating block to specimen. Test plates both without, half or full lateral skirt are available on request.