CARLSBAD, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Researchers can now simultaneously analyze samples for multiple genetic markers of interest in a single qPCR reaction with a set of new Life Technologies TaqMan multiplex reagents. The solutions are designed to reduce the cost of analysis and preserve starting material for applications such as plant genotyping or pathogen detection.
The new Life Technologies TaqMan Multiplex Master Mix is formulated to enable undeterred nucleotide amplification of up to four targets in a single reaction. (Photo: Business Wire)
“[In a clinical research laboratory], the ability to multiplex samples is paramount, especially when there are limited amounts of starting sample,” said Chris Linthwaite, president, Genetic Analysis Platform at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Our new TaqMan multiplex reagents help to drive productivity and efficiency by enabling this important process.”
The multiplex solutions include:
The new solutions double the capacity of the Life Technologies-branded qPCR systems to interrogate samples for up to four targets (4-plex) simultaneously, in addition to the Mustang Purple passive reference. For customer convenience, Thermo Fisher also offers a custom service to design multiplex assays for customer studies.
The TaqMan QSY probe with QSY quencher, ABY and JUN dyes, and TaqMan Multiplex Master Mix are labeled “For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.”
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