A new STR chemistry for paternity and kinship testing

Paternity and kinship testing can present challenges in the complexity of claimed relationships and subsequent statistical analyses.

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a streamlined workflow solution for paternity and kinship testing that helps maximise a laboratory’s efficiency of sample processing and data management. This solution includes the new Applied Biosystems™ VeriFiler™ Express PCR amplification chemistry with high discrimination power and direct amplification capability, and Converge™ data analysis software, an all-in-one, modular, browser-based enterprise platform that integrates DNA data management and analysis into a single software product.


New: VeriFiler Express PCR Amplification Kit

Offering superior genotyping results from single-source samples, the VeriFiler Express PCR Amplification Kit uses new 6-dye STR Chemistry for paternity kinship analysis. This solution facilitates high throughput and efficient sample-to-profile processing, typically in less than 2 hours.




High discrimination power 25-marker multiplex assay that includes two gender markers as well as the highly discriminatory Penta D and Penta E markers for paternity applications
Maximised throughput

Shorter amplification time of 45 min (typically) in direct amplification mode

Increased flexibility

The new chemistry is tested with commonly used substrates such as treated paper, untreated paper and swabs.

Efficient workflow Data results integrated into the new Converge software to centralise storage for ease of access
Optimised chemistry  The new chemistry is validated with multiple sample collection devices such as treated paper, untreated paper, and swabs. It's also designed to work with the most commonly used substrates.

Substrate performance: results show optimal peak heights and clean baselines
Substrate performance

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For Research, Forensic, or Paternity Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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