Life Technologies announces the release of its TaqMan® Fast Advanced Master Mix and TaqMan® Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix, two products that accelerate the process of real-time quantitative PCR on both standard and fast qPCR instruments.  The TaqMan® Fast Advanced Master Mix is designed for multiple qPCR applications, including gene expression assays and the detection of microRNAs.  The Master Mix delivers shorter run times (<40 minutes) with results that are equal to or better than current standard mixes, which can take up to 120 minutes. The TaqMan® Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix is optimized to detect viral RNA and DNA in an easy-to-use master mix format.  The mix is designed for rapid, high sensitivity detection even in the presence of common PCR inhibitors.  Both the TaqMan® Fast Advanced Master Mix and the Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix are formulated using AmpliTaq® Fast DNA Polymerase for rapid hot-start PCR.

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Patty Zamora, Life Technologies, 760-476-7818