DNAZap™ Solutions are two solutions that are innocuous when used alone, but become a potent nucleic acid degrading reagent when mixed. This mixture is able to instantaneously degrade high levels of contaminating DNA and RNA from surfaces. Features of DNAZap™ Solutions:
• Completely degrades contaminating DNA and RNA at the level of PCR sensitivity • Works on contact • Degrades nucleic acid, unlike other products on the market that only act as detergents • Ideal for cleaning PCR tubes, PCR machine surfaces, pipettors, lab benches, lab equipment, and microfuge tubes
Using DNAZap™ Solutions PCR and related amplification techniques produce large amounts of a target nucleic acid sequence. This exquisite sensitivity creates its own drawbacks, primarily the potential amplification of undesirable, contaminating nucleic acids along with the desired sequence—and sometimes at the expense of the desired sequence. DNAZap™ Solutions provide a convenient method to decontaminate a variety of surfaces in a matter of minutes. It even effectively eliminates contaminating DNA in PCR tubes without inhibiting subsequent enzymatic reactions. All contaminating nucleic acid is degraded to nucleotides, preventing any chance of false positive amplification.