It’s time to upgrade your end-point PCR
Switch to AllTaq Master Mix and PCR Core Kits
PCR technologies are evolving, and we do not want our customers to miss out. We will discontinue the HotStarTaq Plus and Fast Cycling PCR Kit product lines by November 30, 2023, and afterwards, offer it only until stocks last. Therefore, we recommend that you switch to the successor AllTaq PCR kits.
List of the HotStarTaq Plus and Fast Cycling PCR kits and their recommended successors
|HotStarTaq Plus/ Fast Cycling kits||Cat. No.||AllTaq successor kits||Cat. No.|
|HotStarTaq Plus DNA Polymerase (250)||203603||AllTaq PCR Core Kit (250 u)||203123|
|HotStarTaq Plus DNA Polymerase (1000)||203605||AllTaq PCR Core Kit (1000 u)||203125|
|HotStarTaq Plus DNA Polymerase (5000)||203607||AllTaq PCR Core Kit (5000 u)||203127|
|HotStarTaq Plus DNA Polymerase (25000)||203609||AllTaq PCR Core Kit (5000 u)||203127|
|HotStarTaq Plus Master Mix Kit (250)||203643||AllTaq Master Mix Kit (500)||203144|
|HotStarTaq Plus Master Mix Kit (1000)||203645||AllTaq Master Mix Kit (500)||203144|
|HotStarTaq Plus Master Mix Kit (2500)||203646||AllTaq Master Mix Kit (2500)||203146|
|QIAGEN Fast Cycling PCR Kit (200)||203743||AllTaq Master Mix Kit (500)||203144|
|QIAGEN Fast Cycling PCR Kit (1000)||203745||AllTaq Master Mix Kit (2500)||203146|
Still unsure? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions
How does the performance of the successor kit compare to my current kit?
All successor kits perform at least equivalent, offer improved handling and enable you to get results faster than the older versions.
We encourage you to visit the AllTaq Master Mix and PCR Core Kits product page to learn about these improved features or download the protocols. You will find performance and comparison data (versus the older kit and other commonly used PCR kits) under the ‘Product Details’ tab, particularly the ‘Performance’ paragraph and ‘Supporting data and figures’ section. You can also download the respective product profiles from the ‘Resources >> Brochures & Guides’ section.
How can I request a trial kit of the successor kit?
Once on the product page, go to the ‘Product Details’ section and click on the ‘request trial kit’ link. This will automatically create a request form and submit your request. Please note that rules and legal requirements for providing trial kits might differ according to country.
How do I ensure the optimal performance of the successor kit?
As a general rule, please follow the protocol of the successor kit. It has been optimized for the newly developed kit composition and provides various benefits like increased speed, yield and specificity. Make sure you follow the recommended protocol to maximize these benefits. Refrain from copy-pasting protocols from other or older kits.
In case of technical questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our technical service team at www.qiagen.com/techsupport-web.
I'm using the older QIAGEN kit in a validated procedure or a customized version and cannot easily change my lab routine. How can I ensure a seamless transition?
Please contact your QIAGEN account manager if the phase-out of the kits mentioned above creates significant issues. We want to make sure that the performance of your assays and the continuity of laboratory routines are not affected. Together, we should be able to find the right solution for you.
You can also reach us with your requirements or issues at www.qiagen.com/techsupport-web or via the chat feature.
What are my ordering conditions for the successor kit?
Terms and conditions apply as listed on the catalog pages. If your institution or account has specific agreements or requirements, please contact your QIAGEN account manager. Any exclusive agreement requires implementation via proper quoting and setup before becoming active in our ordering system.