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TaqMan™ Universal Master Mix II, with UNG (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqMan Universal Master Mix II is a convenient mix of components (except primers, probes, template, and water) necessary to perform a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Use TaqMan Universal Master Mix II to amplify complementary DNA (cDNA) and DNA targets for a variety of applications, including quantitation and genotyping.

This TaqMan Universal Master Mix II is supplied as a 2X concentrate and contains:
• AmpliTaq Gold DNA Polymerase, UP (Ultra Pure)
• dNTPs (with dUTP)
• ROX Passive Reference
• Uracil-N-glycosylase (UNG)
• Optimized buffer components

Note: This TaqMan Universal Master Mix II contains uracil-N-glycoslyase (UNG). See a complete listing of all TaqMan Universal Master Mix II products, with and without UNG.

TaqMan Universal Master Mix II has been optimized for use with primers and TaqMan probes that have been designed according to Thermo Fisher Scientific guidelines. The master mix can be used with custom TaqMan assays available from our custom assay service, or with pre-optimized assays such as:
• TaqMan gene expression assays
• TaqMan microRNA assays
• TaqMan drug metabolism genotyping assays
• TaqMan SNP genotyping assays

For RNA quantitation experiments, TaqMan Universal Master Mix II is used in the second step of a two-step reverse transcription/polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) protocol. The cDNA template used with the master mix can be generated in a reverse transcription reaction using cDNA synthesis kits available from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Alternative product: Try TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, our highest-performance, probe-based master mix. With TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, we’ve taken the best of TaqMan Universal Master Mix II and added additional capabilities for your gene expression analysis.

TaqMan™ Universal Master Mix II, no UNG (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqMan Universal Master Mix II is a convenient mix of components (except primers, probes, template, and water) necessary to perform a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Use TaqMan Universal Master Mix II to amplify complementary DNA (cDNA) and DNA targets for a variety of applications, including quantitation and genotyping.

This TaqMan Universal Master Mix II is supplied as a 2X concentrate and contains:
• AmpliTaq Gold DNA Polymerase, UP (Ultra Pure)
• dNTPs (with dUTP)
• ROX Passive Reference
• Optimized buffer components

Note: This TaqMan Universal Master Mix II does not contain uracil-N-glycoslyase (UNG). See a complete listing of all TaqMan Universal Master Mix II products, with and without UNG.

TaqMan Universal Master Mix II has been optimized for use with primers and TaqMan probes that have been designed according to Thermo Fisher Scientific guidelines. The master mix can be used with custom TaqMan assays available from our custom assay service or with pre-optimized assays, such as:
• TaqMan gene expression assays
• TaqMan microRNA assays
• TaqMan drug metabolism genotyping assays
• TaqMan SNP genotyping Assays

For RNA quantitation experiments, TaqMan Universal Master Mix II is used in the second step of a two-step reverse transcription/polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) protocol. The cDNA template used with the master mix can be generated in a reverse transcription reaction using cDNA synthesis kits available from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Alternative product: Try TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, our highest-performance, probe-based master mix. With TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, we’ve taken the best of TaqMan Universal Master Mix II and added additional capabilities for your gene expression analysis.

Luminaris Color Probe qPCR Master Mix, high ROX (Thermo Scientific™)

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Alternative Product: Try TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, our highest-performance, probe-based master mix. With TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, we’ve taken the best of Luminaris Color Probe qPCR Master Mix and added additional capabilities for your gene expression analysis.

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Thermo Scientific Luminaris Color Probe and Luminaris Probe qPCR Master Mixes are universal ready-to-use solutions optimized for qPCR and two-step RT-qPCR. The master mixes include Thermo Scientific Hot Start Taq DNA polymerase, uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) and dNTPs in an optimized PCR buffer. Only the template, primers and probe need to be added.

The Hot Start Taq DNA polymerase, in combination with an optimized buffer, ensures PCR specificity and sensitivity. dUTP and UDG are included in the mix for carry-over contamination control (see Reference 1). The Luminaris Color Probe qPCR Master Mixes are supplemented with an inert blue dye and a separate Yellow Sample Buffer that contains a yellow dye. The qPCR reaction mix containing both components is green.

The use of Luminaris Color Probe and Luminaris Probe qPCR Master Mixes in qPCR ensures reproducible, sensitive and specific quantification of genomic, plasmid, viral and cDNA templates. Individual formulations of Luminaris Color Probe and Luminaris Probe qPCR Master Mixes with ROX at different concentrations as passive reference dye are available for most qPCR platforms (see Real-time PCR instrument compatibility chart).

Highlights

• Blue Master Mix and Yellow Sample Buffer for easy pipetting
• UDG in the master mix to prevent carry-over contamination
• Specificity—Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase and the optimized buffer reduce primer dimers
• Sensitivitity—single copy detection
• Wide linear range—accurate quantification across 9 orders of magnitude
• Reproducibility and convenience— ready-to-use 2X master mix
• Equal performance of blue and colorless master mixes
• Versions with premixed ROX for different real-time platforms
• Standard cycling protocols

Applications

• Gene expression analysis
• siRNA validation
• Genotyping
• Pathogen detection

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Luminaris Color Probe High ROX qPCR Master Mix (2X) includes Hot Start Taq Polymerase, UDG and dNTPs (also dUTP) in an optimized PCR buffer with a blue dye. The master mix contains high concentration of ROX passive reference dye for specific real-time platforms (see Real-Time PCR instrument compatibility chart) and is supplied with 40X Yellow Sample Buffer and nuclease-free water.

TaqPath™ qPCR Master Mix, CG (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqPath qPCR Master Mix, CG, is designed for reliable, accurate quantification in gene expression and miRNA workflows. The master mix delivers confident results in both single and duplex reactions, even in the presence of inhibitors commonly found in clinical samples. All lots are functionally tested to help ensure lot-to-lot reproducibility for Ct consistency and dynamic range across a wide variety of assays. This General Purpose Reagent is manufactured according to applicable CFR requirements and labeled "For Laboratory Use". With stringent quality and premier performance, TaqPath qPCR Master Mix is a superior choice for your diagnostic testing or development needs.

Features of the TaqPath qPCR Master Mix include:
• Efficient and linear detection of up to eight logs with gene expression or miRNA assays*
• Enables reliable detection of low-copy templates with reproducible CT results
• Robust multiplexing performance with exogenous or endogenous targets
• Manufactured with stringent production and process controls to help ensure lot-to-lot consistency
• Labeled "For Laboratory Use"

TaqPath qPCR Master Mix, CG, is a 2X formulation designed for gene expression and miRNA analysis. It contains thermostable Fast DNA polymerase, uracil-N-glycosylase (UNG), dNTPs with dUTP, ROX dye (passive reference), and optimized buffer components for maximum robustness and reproducibility.

Validated with a breadth of workflows
TaqPath qPCR Master Mix, CG, has been validated to provide high specificity and dynamic range for use in multiple real-time PCR applications. The formulation can be run in either fast or standard cycling conditions on a wide variety of qPCR platforms. The figure below demonstrates the excellent PCR linearity over an 8-log input range of template with both gene expression and miRNA assays.

In addition, TaqPath qPCR Master Mix, CG, has been engineered to retain consistent performance in preassembled reactions for up to 48 hours. The stability of this mix provides users of high-throughput, liquid handling systems the assurance that the results on the first plate will mimic those of the last plate (figure below). TaqPath qPCR Master Mix has been benchmarked against similar competitor master mixes and demonstrates equivalent or better sensitivity and dynamic range across a variety of targets (figure below).

Reproducible sensitive detection
We understand the importance of reliably detecting low-copy targets for your test quality and data interpretation. TaqPath qPCR Master Mix, CG, helps generate significant and reproducible CT values for ≤10 copy detection. The figure below shows the consistent CT results obtained from three unique lots when detecting 10-copy inputs. This lot-to-lot CT consistency is preserved across multiple assays with different attributes and expression levels to maximize confidence in your results (figure below).

Optimized for multiplexing
Simultaneous amplification of multiple assays can be beneficial not only as a control to normalize and detect anomalies in experiments, but also to improve efficiency and cost-savings for labs. TaqPath qPCR Master Mix has been optimized with enzymes and component concentrations to facilitate multiplexing while preserving specificity, and it is validated for duplex performance in each manufacturing lot (figure below).

Inhibitor tolerant
Unlike other master mixes on the market, TaqPath qPCR Master Mix’s unique proprietary formulation allows robust performance even in the presence of substances that can normally inhibit PCR, such as heparin, hematin, or EDTA, increasing your confidence when working with a variety of complex clinical samples. TaqPath master mixes demonstrate increased tolerance to inhibitors compared to competitor mixes (figure below).

Manufacturing production and process controls
TaqPath qPCR Master Mix is manufactured under a quality management system that utilizes traceable quality raw materials and validated operating procedures. With established controls from purchasing through QC release, TaqPath product manufacturing is designed to produce consistent product performance lot after lot.

General purpose reagent
For customers in the USA, TaqPath 1-Step RT-qPCR Master Mix is a General Purpose Reagent and "For Laboratory Use".

*Dynamic range is a property of both the assay and template concentration in the sample, as well as in the master mix, thus individual results may vary.

Luminaris Color Probe qPCR Master Mix (Thermo Scientific™)

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Alternative Product: Try TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, our highest-performance, probe-based master mix. With TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix, we’ve taken the best of Luminaris Color Probe qPCR Master Mix and added additional capabilities for your gene expression analysis.

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Thermo Scientific Luminaris Color Probe and Luminaris Probe qPCR Master Mixes are universal ready-to-use solutions optimized for qPCR and two-step RT-qPCR. The master mixes include Thermo Scientific Hot Start Taq DNA polymerase, uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) and dNTPs in an optimized PCR buffer. Only the template, primers and probe need to be added.

The Hot Start Taq DNA polymerase, in combination with an optimized buffer, ensures PCR specificity and sensitivity. dUTP and UDG are included in the mix for carry-over contamination control (see Reference 1). The Luminaris Color Probe qPCR Master Mixes are supplemented with an inert blue dye and a separate Yellow Sample Buffer that contains a yellow dye. The qPCR reaction mix containing both components is green.

The use of Luminaris Color Probe and Luminaris Probe qPCR Master Mixes in qPCR ensures reproducible, sensitive and specific quantification of genomic, plasmid, viral and cDNA templates. Individual formulations of Luminaris Color Probe and Luminaris Probe qPCR Master Mixes with ROX at different concentrations as passive reference dye are available for most qPCR platforms (see Real-time PCR instrument compatibility chart).

Highlights

• Blue Master Mix and Yellow Sample Buffer for easy pipetting
• UDG in the master mix to prevent carry-over contamination• Specificity—Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase and the optimized buffer reduce primer dimers
• Sensitivitity—single copy detection
• Wide linear range—accurate quantification across 9 orders of magnitude
• Reproducibility and convenience— ready-to-use 2X master mix
• Equal performance of blue and colorless master mixes
• Versions with premixed ROX for different real-time platforms
• Standard cycling protocols

Applications

• Gene expression analysis
• siRNA validation
• Genotyping
• Pathogen detection

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Luminaris Color Probe qPCR Master Mix (2X) includes Hot Start Taq Polymerase, UDG and dNTPs (also dUTP) in an optimized PCR buffer with a blue dye; supplied with 40X Yellow Sample Buffer and nuclease-free water.

Maxima SYBR Green/Fluorescein qPCR Master Mix (2X) (Thermo Scientific™)

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Thermo Scientific Maxima SYBR Green qPCR Master Mix is a ready-to-use solution optimized for qPCR and 2-step RT-qPCR. The master mixes include Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase and dNTPs in an optimized PCR buffer. Only template and primers need to be added. The SYBR Green I intercalating dye allows for DNA detection and analysis without using sequence-specific probes.

Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase in combination with an optimized buffer ensures PCR specificity and sensitivity. dUTP is included in the mix for optional carry-over contamination control using uracil DNA glycosylase (UDG) (1). The use of Maxima SYBR Green qPCR Master Mixes in real-time PCR ensures reproducible, sensitive and specific quantification of genomic, plasmid, viral, and cDNA templates. Maxima SYBR Green qPCR Master Mixes are compatible with most most real-time thermal cyclers (see Resources for a compatibility chart).

Highlights

SpecificityMaxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase and the optimized buffer eliminate non-specific amplification and formation of primer dimers
Sensitivity—detects low copy number targets
Wide linear range—accurate quantification across 9 orders of magnitude
Reproducibility and convenience—ready-to-use 2x master mix

Applications

• Gene expression
• siRNA validation
• Genotyping
• Pathogen detection

Includes

Maxima SYBR Green/Fluorescein qPCR Master Mix (2x) includes Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase and dNTPs (also dUTP) in an optimized PCR buffer supplemented with fluorescein passive reference dye. Supplied with nuclease-free water.

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Maxima SYBR Green qPCR Master Mix (2X), with separate ROX vial

TaqPath™ ProAmp™ Master Mix (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix is for high-throughput genotyping and copy number variation protocols requiring uncompromising reliability and accuracy, even in the presence of inhibitors commonly found in clinical samples. It is designed to deliver sensitive and confident results from genomic DNA targets on a broad range of qPCR instrument platforms. TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix is manufactured under a strong ISO13485 quality management system and is designed to produce consistent product performance lot after lot.

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Two TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix formulations for different throughput needs
• TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix—includes ROX passive reference dye for lower multiplexing of up to three targets
TaqPath ProAmp Multiplex Master Mix—includes MUSTANG PURPLE passive reference dye for higher multiplexing of up to four targets

Benefits of TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix
Exceptional data quality—high specificity, dynamic range*, and reproducibility for genotyping and copy number determination even in the presence of inhibitors
Tolerance of inhibitors common in samples prepared from human or animal sources (buccal swabs, blood, and card punches)
72-hour pre-PCR benchtop stability for automated workflows, enabled by our proprietary Dual-Lock Taq DNA hot-start mechanism
Multiplexing breadth—two formulations that enable single to four-target detection per reaction
Excellent manufacturing consistency—manufactured in an ISO 13485-certified facility

High accuracy genotyping with purified or crude lysate sample inputs
Accurate genotyping is important when limited sample is available or PCR inhibitors are unavoidable, such as in clinical diagnostic testing. TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix has been optimized to yield accurate and reproducible results, even in low-volume reactions prepared with purified or crude lysate sample inputs. The figure below shows a comparison of genotyping accuracy versus competitor mixes for the same set of TaqMan genotyping assays using crude lysate from blood samples. TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix has been optimized to provide high-specificity allelic discrimination as demonstrated by excellent cluster separation in genotyping plots, whether the sample is purified genomic DNA or crude lysate.

High accuracy copy number quantitation
The versatile TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix can also be used for highly accurate determination of copy number variation using purified genomic DNA samples. The figure below shows a comparison of copy number variation results using TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix versus two other mixes. TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix enables determination of copy number accurately in samples with up to four copies.

General purpose reagents
TaqPath master mixes are general purpose reagents manufactured in an ISO 13485-certified facility and labeled "For Laboratory Use."

Learn more about multiplexing, TaqPath probes, and how our products can help with your projects ›

* Dynamic range is a property of both the assay and template concentration in the sample, as well as the formulation of the master mix; thus, individual results may vary.

SYBR GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix Universal (Invitrogen™)

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SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR SuperMixes Universal incorporate the latest high-performance technology to provide the most reliable gene expression data on a variety of platforms, including ABI 7500, Corbett Rotor-Gene™, MJ Chromo4™ and Opticon™, and Stratagene instruments. The SYBR® GreenER™ system is specially formulated to offer the best sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility with:
• A novel dsDNA-binding dye - exhibits a brighter signal for increased sensitivity and less PCR inhibition than original SYBR® Green I, while using the same instrument filters and settings
• An optimized buffer system - improves sensitivity and provides excellent long-term stability
• Uracil DNA glycosylase - reduces carryover contamination in qPCR

Novel Formulation Provides More Reliable Data
The SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix kits include a new dsDNA-binding dye that produces a brighter signal and significantly less PCR inhibition, for improved qPCR performance over a broad dynamic range.

Consistent Specificity and Low-Copy Detection
The SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR reagent system minimizes the formation of nonspecific products, including primer-dimers, for greater accuracy across a wide range of targets. The reliability of the SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR reagent system also translates to greater sensitivity. With SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix, you can consistently detect fewer than 10 copies of a target in genomic DNA.

Eight cDNA targets and eight genomic DNA targets were amplified from 1 ng of cDNA and 6 pg of gDNA, respectively, on the ABI PRISM® 7900HT Sequence Detection System using the SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix for ABI PRISM® instruments. For all 16 targets, detection was positive in the presence of template but negative for all no-template controls.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.

TaqMan™ Multiplex Master Mix (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems® TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix is formulated to amplify up to 4 targets in a single reaction, delivering shorter run times (<40 minutes) with excellent concordance of results in singleplex and multiplex reactions. TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix contains AmpliTaq® Fast DNA PolymeraseUracil-N Glycosylase (UNG), dNTPs with dUTP, MUSTANG PURPLE® dye (passive reference), and optimized buffer components. It is supplied at a 2X concentration.

Features of TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix include:

• Optimized for multiplexing—validated for quadplex gene expression and genotyping assays
• Best-in-class performance—superior sensitivity, accuracy, dynamic range, and specificity
• Reduced run times on fast and standard instrumentation—optimized for fast mode on fast instruments and fast cycling conditions on standard instruments
• Seamless integration into your experiments—validated with Applied Biosystems® TaqMan® assays and TaqMan® QSY® probes for gene expression and genotyping experiments
• Carry-over contamination control—contains heat-labile UDG
• Broad instrument compatibility

Optimized for Multiplexing
Confidence is paramount when it comes to your results. TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix is designed to deliver accurate results for multplex reactions and ensure excellent concordance of results in both singleplex and multiplex reactions.

Best-in-class Performance
TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix is designed for performance equal to or better than other multiplex master mixes on the market. TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix has been benchmarked against the leading suppliers' multiplex master mixes to help ensure that it succeeds in providing best-in-class sensitivity, accuracy, dynamic range, and specificity.

Reduced Run Times on Standard Instrumentation
TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix has been optimized for use with both fast and standard instrumentation, enabling researchers who currently own standard instruments to also reap the performance benefits and time savings this mix provides.

Carry-over Contamination Control
TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix contains heat-labile uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) for worry-free carryover contamination control. The dUTP in the mix ensures that any amplified DNA will contain uracil, while UDG removes uracil residues from single- or double-stranded DNA, preventing dU-containing DNA from serving as template in future PCRs. A UDG incubation step before PCR cycling destroys any contaminating dU-containing product from previous reactions. UDG is then inactivated by the high temperatures during normal PCR cycling, thereby allowing the amplification of genuine target sequences.

Instrument Compatibility
TaqMan® Multiplex Master Mix can be used in fast cycling mode on both standard and fast qPCR instruments, such as: 7500 Real-Time PCR System, 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System, and QuantStudio™ 6 Flex, 7 Flex, and 12K Flex Real-Time PCR systems.

SYBR GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix for ABI PRISM™ Instrument (Invitrogen™)

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Alternative Product: Try PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix, our newest, high-performance, SYBR dye-based master mix for superior performance at a very competitive price. With PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix, we’ve taken the best of SYBR GreenER qPCR SuperMix and added additional capabilities for your gene expression analysis.

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SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR SuperMixes for ABI PRISM® incorporate the latest high-performance technology to provide the most reliable gene expression data from your ABI 7300, 7000, 7700 or 7900HT instrument. The SYBR® GreenER™ system is specially formulated to offer the best sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility with:
• A novel dsDNA-binding dye - exhibits a brighter signal for increased sensitivity and less PCR inhibition than original SYBR® Green I, while using the same instrument filters and settings
• An optimized buffer system - improves sensitivity and provides excellent long-term stability
• Uracil DNA glycosylase - reduces carryover contamination in qPCR

Novel Formulation Provides More Reliable Data
The SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix kits include a new dsDNA-binding dye that produces a brighter signal and significantly less PCR inhibition, for improved qPCR performance over a broad dynamic range.

Consistent Specificity and Low-Copy Detection
The SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR reagent system minimizes the formation of nonspecific products, including primer-dimers, for greater accuracy across a wide range of targets. The reliability of the SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR reagent system also translates to greater sensitivity. With SYBR® GreenER™ qPCR SuperMix, you can consistently detect fewer than 10 copies of a target in genomic DNA.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.

Collibri™ Library Quantification Kit (Invitrogen™)

The Invitrogen Collibri Library Quantification Kit includes a ready-to-use master mix optimized for Illumina NGS library quantification and a library dilution buffer. Collibri Library Quantification Master Mix includes Platinum II Taq Hot Start DNA Polymerase and enables convenient and accurate quantification of NGS libraries. The master mix contains all components needed for the amplification reaction, including primers and passive reference dye, and does not require any preparation before use. Due to the universal concentration of the passive reference dye in the master mix, the kit can be used with any qPCR instrument without adjustments.

Features of the Collibri Library Quantification Kit include:
Accurate quantification of libraries made from various sample types, including degraded samples
Ease of use with all components ready to use—no reagent preparation required
Visual cues—specially formulated dyes included to track pipetting steps
Platinum hot-start technology—superior specificity, sensitivity, and room-temperature reaction setup

Unmatched convenience
Collibri Library Quantification Master Mix contains Platinum II Taq Hot Start DNA Polymerase, optimized buffer, dNTPs, primer mix targeting adapter sequences, SYBR green dye, passive reference dye, and a blue dye to track pipetting steps. This unique formulation provides ease of use at every step of the workflow:
• No reagent preparation
• Tracking of pipetting steps
• One cycling protocol for libraries of various lengths and GC/AT-content levels
• Universal passive reference dye concentration—a single master mix for all qPCR instruments

The Collibri Library Quantification Kit also includes a ready-to-use library dilution buffer that contains stabilizing agents to enable library integrity after dilution. The buffer contains yellow dye to track pipetting steps. When combined, the blue master mix and yellow diluted libraries become a green solution. This feature eases tracking of the addition of the diluted libraries or DNA standards to the master mix in the qPCR plate wells, helping reduce pipetting errors.

Platinum™ Quantitative PCR SuperMix-UDG (Invitrogen™)

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Platinum® Quantitative PCR SuperMix-UDG is a ready-to-use mixture for high-specificity, real-time quantitative DNA amplification, containing UDG to prevent carryover contamination (1,2). The system is optimized to provide superior performance with either LUX™ Fluorogenic Primers or probe-based detection systems.

Platinum® Quantitative PCR SuperMix-UDG:

• Is highly sensitive and specific
• Allows room temperature reaction assembly (3)
• Is easy to use-just add template and fluorogenic primers or probes for detection
• Includes a vial of 50 mM MgCl2 to accommodate a variety of primer/template PCR systems
• Is compatible with most real-time instruments

Applications: Real-time quantitative amplification of DNA from complex genomic, viral, and plasmid templates, RT-PCR, and fluorometric SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) detection.

Path-ID™ qPCR Master Mix (Applied Biosystems™)

Ambion® Path-ID™ qPCR Master Mix is a convenient enzyme, buffer, and dNTP mix for TaqMan® probe-based, real-time PCR detection of DNA targets. It is optimized for targets of importance in animal health and to function in the presence of PCR inhibitors. The mix is supplied in one tube suitable for 100 reactions. With the exception of PCR primers and probes for your target, the master mix contains everything you need for real-time PCR, including:
• AmpliTaq Gold® ultrapure thermostable DNA polymerase designed for automatic hot start, to minimize nonspecific PCR products
• Optimized buffer and dNTP concentration, for reliable PCR
• Passive internal reference, based on proprietary ROX™ dye, for precise data analysis.

SYBR™ Green PCR Master Mix (Applied Biosystems™)

Everything you need for SYBR® Green dye–based PCR amplification and detection in a convenient, single-tube format. Applied Biosystems® SYBR® Green PCR Master Mix combines SYBR® Green I dye, AmpliTaq Gold® DNA Polymerase, dNTPs with dUTP, Passive Reference 1, and optimized buffer in the convenience of a single vial.

• Premixed components stored at 2–8°C significantly reduce assay setup time
• SYBR® Green I dye detects double-stranded DNA, so specific probes are not required
• AmpliTaq Gold® DNA polymerase minimizes nonspecific product formation to achieve superior performance
• dUTP significantly reduces carryover contamination when used in conjunction with uracil-DNA glycosylase
• Proprietary buffer enhancements ensure performance and reliability

Maximum Flexibility and Convenience
Applied Biosystems® SYBR® Green PCR Master Mix provides maximum flexibility at reduced cost because no target-specific TaqMan® probes are required. SYBR® Green I dye is a double-stranded DNA binding dye that detects any double-stranded DNA generated during PCR. The hot-start enzyme AmpliTaq Gold® DNA Polymerase minimizes nonspecific product formation (including primer-dimers), yielding superior performance and sensitivity. Passive Internal Reference 1 is provided to normalize non-PCR–related fluorescence fluctuations. This minimizes well-to-well variability that can result from a variety of causes, such as pipetting error or sample evaporation. SYBR® Green I dye is ideal for target identification (screening assays) or when a limited number of assays is needed.

Alternative product
Try PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix, our newest, high-performance, SYBR dye-based master mix for superior performance at a very competitive price. With PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix, we’ve taken the best of SYBR Green PCR Master Mix and added additional capabilities for your gene expression analysis.

PowerUp™ SYBR™ Green Master Mix (Applied Biosystems™)

For qPCR users using SYBR green dye who need to minimize optimization time, Applied Biosystems PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix offers proprietary Dual-Lock hot start technology. Unlike other polymerases, a Dual-Lock polymerase offers two unique hot start mechanisms to prevent primer dimer and non-specific amplification.

PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix is a pre-formulated, optimized, universal 2X master mix for real-time PCR workflows. Coupled with user-supplied primer sets and template, PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix is designed to amplifiy targets for accurate gene expression analysis.

PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix features include:
• A dual hot-start mechanism for excellent specificity
• Highly reproducible CTs over a broad dynamic range
• Inclusion of UDG to help prevent carryover contamination
• Stability of pre-assembled reactions for up to 72 hours
• Compatibility with most real-time qPCR instruments

Exceptional specificity with dual hot-start mechanism
Specificity is paramount in obtaining high-quality data in SYBR Green reactions and can be enhanced through control of the Taq DNA polymerase at lower temperatures before stringent primer binding. PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix uses the Dual-Lock Taq DNA polymerase enzyme that combines two unique hot-start mechanisms to help control its activity and to prevent undesirable early activity of the polymerase at low temperatures. In an experiment evaluating 24 different primer sets, PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix generated single melt curves 100% of the time, consistent with highly specific amplification.

Tight reproducibility in CTs over a wide dynamic range
PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix demonstrates excellent reproducibility over a wide dynamic range for a variety of targets tested (see figure). In addition, this master mix provides efficient amplification over 6 logs of sample input. Unlike competitor mixes that can exhibit inhibition at high cDNA inputs and low correlation coefficients over a dynamic range experiment, PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix efficiency is maintained over the full dynamic range to help deliver maximal confidence in data quality (see figure).

UDG included for carryover contamination control1
The inclusion of uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) and dUTP in the PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix enables the degradation of any previously amplified PCR products, helping prevent contamination of subsequent qPCR reactions and possible false positives.

Stability of pre-assembled reactions
The tight control of the Dual-Lock Taq DNA polymerase in PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix enables reactions to be assembled up to 72 hours prior to cycling without impacting data (see figure). This consistency allows users to have confidence and flexibility in the use of PowerUP SYBR Green Master Mix across numerous workflow scenarios.2

Broad instrument compatibility
PowerUp SYBR Green Master Mix can be used in either standard or fast cycling mode and is compatible with all Applied Biosystems real-time PCR instruments.3 It is also compatible with the Bio-Rad IQ™5 and CFX96™/CFX384™ systems, Roche LightCycler™ LC480, and Stratagene™ MX3005P™ systems. For optimal results, recommended primer concentrations are 300–800 nM.

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1 Master mixes containing UDG should not be used with bisulfite-treated DNA samples.
2 Pre-PCR stability is influenced not only by the master mix, but also by the target being analyzed. For maximum confidence, researchers should confirm stability profiles of their specific targets.
3 For optimal performance, standard cycling using the Applied Biosystems 7900 system is recommended.