Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits
For sensitive probe-based detection of residual CHO host cell DNA, including an internal control
When working with biopharmaceuticals, it is essential to evaluate the final therapeutic material to ensure that it is free of contaminating substances, such as residual DNA from the host cell. Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits are designed for sensitive and rapid real-time PCR quantification of residual host cell genomic DNA using dual-labeled hydrolysis (also known as TaqMan®) probes. The Certal CHO Detection Kit contains reagents for duplex real-time PCR detection of CHO residual host cell DNA, plus the Certal Internal Control. The kit also includes the Certal Residual DNA Positive Control, which verifies the functionality of the PCR assay in the absence of a signal from CHO host cell DNA, and 2 formats of ROX passive reference dye in different concentrations, enabling use on virtually any real-time instrument.
The Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits are intended for molecular biology applications in pharmaceutical product testing. These products are not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.
Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits enable sensitive and reliable detection and quantification of residual genomic DNA (gDNA), which is essential for the production of safe and reliable biopharmaceuticals (see figure "Highly sensitive and reliable detection"). The Certal CHO Detection Kit detects residual gDNA from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells with a low limit of detection and high linear range, ensuring reliable detection of even low levels of residual gDNA (see figure "Low limit of detection"). Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits are compatible with a wide range of cyclers, providing sensitive and reliable data (see figures "Sensitive and reliable detection on a wide range of cyclers" and "Sensitive and reliable detection of CHO genomic DNA on the Rotor-Gene Q").
For high process safety, Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits include the QIAGEN Internal Control, which is specifically designed to enable the correct interpretation of negative results and to not interfere with the target assay. The QIAGEN Internal Control is reliably detected when coamplified with genomic DNA (see figure "Reliable detection of the QIAGEN Internal Control").
To ensure that contaminating substances from the host cell line used to produce biopharmaceuticals are absent from final therapeutic material, Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits deliver a predesigned assay to specifically detect CHO host cell DNA. Each Certal Residual DNA Assay consists of an optimized primer pair and a FAM labeled hydrolysis probe for reliable detection of residual CHO genomic DNA. Human background DNA and Certal Internal Control DNA will not interfere with the Certal Residual DNA Assay.
The premixed Certal Internal Control Assay contains a forward and reverse primer and a MAX labeled hydrolysis probe for the detection of Certal Internal Control DNA. It has been specifically optimized to prevent interference with Certal Residual DNA Assays. The Certal Residual DNA Positive Control enables the correct interpretation of negative results by testing the functionality of the amplification reaction itself.
Certal ResDNA PCR Buffer has been optimized to deliver sensitive and reliable quantitative, duplex real-time PCR results. The master mix also contains dUTP, enabling pretreatment with uracil-N-glycosylase (UNG) prior to starting PCR to ensure that any contaminating PCR products do not affect subsequent PCR reactions.
Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits provide a simple procedure for the detection of host-cell DNA, the Certal Internal Control, and the Certal Residual DNA Positive Control (see figure Certal Residual DNA Detection Kit procedure). Simply mix the supplied master mix with the Certal Residual DNA Assay, the Certal Internal Control Assay and the Certal Internal Control DNA, and then add your sample DNA or Certal Residual DNA Positive Control. The kit handbook contains optimized protocols for use on a wide range of cyclers. ROX is supplied in 2 tubes of different concentrations, enabling use on any real-time instrument (see table "Choosing the correct ROX concentration").
Certal Residual DNA Detection Kits enable sensitive real-time PCR using sequence-specific probes for the detection of host-cell DNA, including an internal control. The kits can be used on a wide range of real-time cyclers, including cyclers from QIAGEN, Applied Biosystems, Bio-Rad, Roche, and Agilent.
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