Let us make your lab life easier – PCR covered with confidence
May 1, 2018
Do any of these statements sound familiar, maybe with your own work or that of your lab co-workers?
“Couldn’t the design of my PCR experiment be as simple as using my smartphone?”
“OMG – I hate pipetting 96-well PCR plates.”
“Why does PCR still take so long and require so many different components or enzymes?”
“I wonder if I can still use that PCR kit I forgot to put back into the fridge after using.”
“Oops, did I already add sample to that well or not…?”
Biomarker discovery, gene regulation and cancer research all have one thing in common: the demand for increased throughput, reduced costs, higher assay sensitivity and reliable data normalization. But how can you achieve all of this if you still have trouble with PCR reactions failing due to nonspecific amplification, low yields and smearing, especially when using difficult templates (e.g., high GC content) or low template amounts?
Well, we have some good news for you! We can help make your lab life easier so you don’t have to worry about PCR reaction setups, buffer optimizations or temperature control any longer!
We developed the brand-new AllTaq PCR Core Kits and Master Mixes to help you to overcome all of the challenges and variabilities in your PCR experiments, no matter which research area you work in.
It’s all about the hot start
Have you ever wondered what happens if you forget your PCR reagents on the bench? Do you think that pipetting reactions on ice is a huge pain point?
You don’t have to worry about these things any longer! Due to the AllTaq hot-start mechanism, your reagents will be stable on the bench at room temperature. The DNA polymerase is kept in an inactive state by the antibody and the guard molecule until the initial heat activation step. The activation takes place within 2 minutes, and any premature leakage, primer-dimer formation or non-specific annealing is stringently prevented – how cool is that?