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TaqMan™ Drug Metabolism Genotyping Assay (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan Drug Metabolism Genotyping Assays use gold-standard TaqMan 5´-nuclease chemistry for amplifying and detecting specific SNP alleles, multi-nucleotide polymorphisms (MNPs), and insertion/deletions (InDels) in genes associated with drug metabolism. The predesigned TaqMan Drug Metabolism Genotyping Assay collection consists of more than 2,600 assays that target high-value pharmacogenetic markers in 221 drug metabolism enzyme (DME) and associated transporter genes.

Benefits:
• Enables accurate detection of biologically important polymorphisms with roles in drug metabolism and transport
• Select individual assays for your drug metabolism studies, with flexibility and ease
• Find the right content in our comprehensive collection, with 95% coverage of ADME core markers
• Work confidently; our bioinformatics mapping, design, and in silico QC means you are studying the right SNP
• Get started immediately with ready-to-use assays delivered in as little as one day

Approximate ship time
1–2 days in North America and 3–5 days in Europe*

Every TaqMan Drug Metabolism Genotyping Assay in our collection has been functionally tested using genomic DNA samples from 180 individuals representing four different ethnic groups. The DME assay targets were derived from public databases, consortiums, and published articles. To enable easy identification, these assays have been mapped to the common public allele nomenclature websites where possible.

TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays require only three reaction components for PCR: purified genomic DNA (1–20 ng), the assay solution, and TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix (or another compatible master mix) (sold separately).

All assay designs are the product of our bioinformatics pipeline, optimized over the course of more than a decade by leveraging manufacturing and assay performance data. TaqMan Assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents.

All of our predesigned TaqMan Assays are covered by the TaqMan Assays qPCR Guarantee.**

Recommended master mix (sold separately): TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix

*Our most popular assays are stocked in North America and Europe for overnight delivery where possible. If an assay is out of stock, it may take an additional 3–5 business days for delivery.

**Terms and conditions apply. For complete details, go to www.thermofisher.com/taqmanguarantee.

TaqMan™ Gene Expression Assay, VIC (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan Gene Expression assays, VIC, are used for quantitative real-time PCR analysis of gene expression and consist of a pair of unlabeled PCR primers and a TaqMan probe with a dye label (VIC) on the 5’ end and a minor groove binder (MGB) and nonfluorescent quencher (NFQ) on the 3’ end.

Features include:
Easy to use—just add cDNA and master mix and run the qPCR—no melt curves required
Specific—TaqMan assays use proprietary MGB-containing probes that can be up to 15 bases shorter than non-MGB probes, improving the specificity of the assay
Sensitive—TaqMan assays are ideal for measuring low levels of expression or low-abundance targets
Accurate—identify small fold-changes with high accuracy of quantitation
Extensive content—over 1.8 million predesigned assays available for over 25 different species
Gold-standard TaqMan qPCR chemistry—TaqMan assays draw on Thermo Fisher Scientific's bioinformatics assay design pipeline to help ensure high specificity and minimal cross-reactivity, even for gene variants with high sequence homology
Ideal for multiplexing—combine one FAM-labeled and one VIC-labeled assay to create a duplex assay for two different gene targets in the same qPCR well

Approximate ship time
Made to order: 4–6 days in North America, 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan Gene Expression assays are the gold standard in real-time PCR gene expression studies, built on more than 20 years of experience. Each assay includes target primers and a sequence-specific probe optimized for the best functional performance. No additional design, optimization, or melt curve analysis is needed. Available in a wide variety of formats and species, new assay designs are constantly added to help meet your research needs. TaqMan assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents. All of our predesigned TaqMan Gene Expression assays are covered by the TaqMan Assays qPCR Guarantee.*

Recommended master mix: TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix

*Subject to terms and conditions. For complete details, go to www.thermofisher.com/taqmanguarantee.

TaqMan™ SNP Genotyping Assay, human (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays use TaqMan 5´‑nuclease chemistry to amplify and detect specific polymorphisms in purified genomic DNA samples. Each assay enables genotyping of individuals for a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and consists of two sequence-specific primers and two TaqMan minor groove binder (MGB) probes with non-fluorescent quenchers (NFQ). One probe is labeled with VIC dye to detect the Allele 1 sequence; the second probe is labeled with FAM dye to detect the Allele 2 sequence.

Our predesigned TaqMan SNP Genotyping Human Assays are a genome-wide collection of millions of human assays, including common 1,000 Genome SNPs, HapMap SNPs, and coding SNPs.

Benefits:
Proven—gold-standard TaqMan chemistry and robust assay designs deliver accurate, reproducible, and reliable results
Easy—convenient single-tube format and simple workflow provide an easy path to trusted results; no optimization required
Relevant—extensive collection of predesigned human assays offers direct access to content that is relevant to your research
Tested—all human SNP genotyping assays are functionally tested to ensure allelic discrimination

Approximate ship time
4–6 days in North America and 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays require only three reaction components for PCR: purified genomic DNA (1–20 ng), the assay solution, and TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix (or another compatible master mix) (sold separately).

All assay designs are the product of our bioinformatics pipeline, optimized over the course of more than a decade by leveraging manufacturing and assay performance data. TaqMan Assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents.

All of our predesigned TaqMan Assays are covered by the TaqMan Assays qPCR Guarantee.*

Recommended master mix (sold separately): TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix

*Terms and conditions apply. For complete details, go to www.thermofisher.com/taqmanguarantee.

Custom TaqMan™ Gene Expression Assay, VIC (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems Custom TaqMan Gene Expression assays, VIC, are the custom version of our predesigned TaqMan assays for quantitative real-time PCR. Custom TaqMan Gene Expression assays consist of a pair of unlabeled PCR primers and a TaqMan probe with a dye label (VIC) on the 5’ end and a minor groove binder (MGB) and nonfluorescent quencher (NFQ) on the 3’ end.

Features include:
Easy to use—just add cDNA and master mix and run the qPCR—no melt curves required
Specific—TaqMan assays use proprietary MGB-containing probes that can be up to 15 bases shorter than non-MGB probes, improving the specificity of the assay
Sensitive—TaqMan assays are ideal for measuring low levels of expression or low-abundance targets
Accurate—identify small fold-changes with high accuracy of quantitation
Gold-standard TaqMan qPCR chemistry—TaqMan assays draw on Thermo Fisher Scientific's bioinformatics assay design pipeline to help ensure high specificity and minimal cross-reactivity, even for gene variants with high sequence homology
Ideal for multiplexing—combine one FAM-labeled and one VIC-labeled assay to create a duplex assay for two different gene targets in the same qPCR well
Sequences provided—with every Custom TaqMan Gene Expression you design and order

Approximate ship time
Made to order: 4–6 days in North America, 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan Gene Expression assays are the gold standard in real-time PCR gene expression studies, built on more than 20 years of experience. Each assay includes target primers and a sequence-specific probe optimized for the best functional performance. No additional design, optimization, or melt curve analysis is needed. Available in a wide variety of formats and species, new assay designs are constantly added to help meet your research needs. TaqMan assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents.

Recommended master mix: TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix

See also: Custom Plus TaqMan RNA Assays, designed using the full bioinformatic power of the TaqMan Assay design pipeline.

Custom TaqMan™ SNP Genotyping Assay, human (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays use TaqMan 5´-nuclease chemistry to amplify and detect specific polymorphisms in purified genomic DNA samples. Each assay enables genotyping of individuals for a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and consists of two sequence-specific primers and two TaqMan minor groove binder (MGB) probes with non-fluorescent quenchers (NFQ). One probe is labeled with VIC dye to detect the Allele 1 sequence; the second probe is labeled with FAM dye to detect the Allele 2 sequence.

Custom TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays can be easily designed at no extra charge by submitting target sequences confidentially to our secure Custom Assay Design Tool.

Benefits:
Proven—gold-standard TaqMan chemistry and robust assay designs deliver accurate, reproducible, and reliable results
Easy—convenient single-tube format and simple workflow provide an easy path to trusted results; no optimization required
Flexible—obtain assay designs for any SNP in the human genome using our secure Custom Assay Design Tool, at no extra charge
Tested—all custom human assays are subjected to a functional test on 20 unique DNA samples

Approximate ship time
4–6 days in North America and 6–10 days in Europe

The free Custom Assay Design Tool can generate assays for the detection of SNPs, MNPs, and indels of up to six bases. These custom assays are designed, synthesized, formulated, optimized, and quality control tested.

TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays require only three reaction components for PCR: purified genomic DNA (1–20 ng), the assay solution, and TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix (or another compatible master mix) (sold separately).

All assay designs are the product of our industry-leading bioinformatics pipeline, optimized over the course of more than a decade by leveraging manufacturing and assay performance data. TaqMan Assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents.

Recommended master mix (sold separately): TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix

VetMAX™ NDV Reagents (Applied Biosystems™)

Note: The name of this product has changed. It was previously called TAQMAN NDV REAGENTS EACH.

TaqMan® NDV Reagents enable one-step, real-time, RT-PCR amplification of Newcastle Disease Virus RNA and Xeno™ RNA Internal Positive Control.

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

TaqMan™ Gene Expression Assay, VIC primer-limited (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan Gene Expression Assays, VIC primer-limited, are used for quantitative real-time PCR analysis of gene expression and consist of a pair of unlabeled PCR primers and a TaqMan probe with a dye label (VIC) on the 5’ end and a minor groove binder (MGB) and nonfluorescent quencher (NFQ) on the 3’ end. These assays are primer-limited and ideal for multiplex reactions looking at two different gene targets in the same qPCR well.

Features include:
Easy to use—just add cDNA and master mix and run the qPCR—no melt curves required
Specific—TaqMan assays use proprietary MGB-containing probes that can be up to 15 bases shorter than non-MGB probes, improving the specificity of the assay
Sensitive—TaqMan assays are ideal for measuring low levels of expression or low-abundance targets
Accurate—identify small fold-changes with high accuracy of quantitation
Extensive content—over 1.8 million predesigned assays available for over 25 different species
Gold-standard TaqMan qPCR chemistry—TaqMan assays draw on Thermo Fisher Scientific's bioinformatics assay design pipeline to help ensure high specificity and minimal cross-reactivity, even for gene variants with high sequence homology
Ideal for multiplexing—combine one FAM-labeled and one VIC-labeled assay to create a duplex assay for two different gene targets in the same qPCR well
Ideal for control assays—use a VIC primer-limited assay for high-expressing endogenous control genes

Approximate ship time
Made to order: 4–6 days in North America, 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan Gene Expression assays are the gold standard in real-time PCR gene expression studies, built on more than 20 years of experience. Each assay includes target primers and a sequence-specific probe optimized for the best functional performance. No additional design, optimization, or melt curve analysis is needed. Available in a wide variety of formats and species, new assay designs are constantly added to help meet your research needs. TaqMan assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents. All of our predesigned TaqMan Gene Expression assays are covered by the TaqMan Assays qPCR Guarantee.*

Recommended master mix: TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix

*Subject to terms and conditions. For complete details, go to www.thermofisher.com/taqmanguarantee.

TaqMan™ MGB Probe (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan MGB (minor groove binder) probes are dual-labeled probes used for real-time PCR applications using TaqMan chemistry. TaqMan MGB Probes incorporate a 5' fluorescent reporter dye and a 3' nonfluorescent quencher (NFQ). The NFQ offers the advantage of lower background signal, which results in better precision in quantitation. Custom TaqMan MGB probes are HPLC-purified and available with FAM, VIC, TET, and NED reporter dyes.

Shorter, more specific probes
TaqMan MGB probes include a MGB moiety at the 3’ end that increases the melting temperature (Tm) of the probe and stabilizes probe/target hybrids. This means that TaqMan MGB probes can be significantly shorter than traditional probes, providing better sequence discrimination and flexibility to accommodate more targets.

Nonfluorescent quencher (NFQ) maximizes sensitivity
TaqMan MGB probes incorporate an NFQ to absorb (quench) signal from the fluorescent dye label at the other end of the probe. The properties of the NFQ combined with the short length of the MGB probe result in lower background signal than with non-MGB NFQ probes. Lower background means increased sensitivity and precision in your data.

Guaranteed yield
The unit size you select is based on the minimum amount we will deliver, not on synthesis starting amount.

Approximate ship time
4–6 days in North America, 5-10 days in Europe

We also offer:
• Applied Biosystems custom primers and other types of TaqMan probes. Learn more ›
• TaqMan MGB probes and primers available as predesigned and pre-formulated TaqMan Assays. Learn more ›
• Commercial manufacturing products and services, including OEM and GMP oligo manufacturing. Learn more ›

Need a different dye or concentration or a larger lot size? The TaqMan Custom Assay and Oligo Service offers custom products that you can tailor to meet your experimental needs. Learn more ›

TaqMan™ Liquid Biopsy dPCR Assay (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqMan Liquid Biopsy digital PCR assays combine the TaqMan fluorogenic 5’ nuclease chemistry with digital PCR methodology to provide a sensitive, wet-lab validated solution for accurate detection of low-frequency mutant alleles in cancer research.

TaqMan Liquid Biopsy dPCR Assays have been optimized to work with digital PCR and droplet digital PCR systems to achieve the high performance required to detect and quantify mutations present at very low frequencies and have been wet-lab tested and are guaranteed to perform on the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3D and Bio-Rad QX-100 and QX-200 systems.

Overview of sensitive mutation detection using TaqMan Liquid Biopsy dPCR Assays:
Optimized digital PCR performance—wet lab–verified TaqMan assays targeting over 100 common cancer mutations
High sensitivity—detect and quantify rare mutant prevalence to ≤0.1%
Cost-effective and convenient—single-tube format includes both wild type and mutant alleles
Streamlined analysis—advanced algorithms for better quantification of rare mutations
Guaranteed performance—assay replaced or account credited if you are not satisfiedif it doesn’t perform in accordance with our guarantee
Custom design support—guidance available for Custom TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays on the QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System that are not part of this wet lab–verified collection.

All of our predesigned TaqMan Assays are covered by the TaqMan Assays qPCR Guarantee.*

*Subject to terms and conditionsTerms and conditions apply. For complete details, go to www.thermofisher.com/taqmanguarantee.

TaqMan™ SNP Genotyping Assay, mouse (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays use TaqMan 5´‑nuclease chemistry to amplify and detect specific polymorphisms in purified genomic DNA samples. Each assay enables genotyping of individuals for a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), and consists of two sequence-specific primers and two TaqMan minor groove binder (MGB) probes with non-fluorescent quenchers (NFQ). One probe is labeled with VIC dye to detect the Allele 1 sequence; the second probe is labeled with FAM dye to detect the Allele 2 sequence.

The predesigned TaqMan SNP Genotyping Mouse Assay collection consists of over 10,000 assays. For targets of interest that are not covered by the predesigned assay collection, Custom TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays are available to meet your research needs.

Benefits:
Proven—gold-standard TaqMan chemistry and robust assay designs deliver accurate, reproducible, and reliable results
Easy—convenient single-tube format and simple workflow provide an easy path to trusted results; no optimization required
Guaranteed—if you are not satisfied with the performance of a TaqMan Assay, we’ll replace it at no cost, or credit your account*

Approximate ship time
4–6 days in North America and 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays require only three reaction components for PCR: purified genomic DNA (1–20 ng), the assay solution, and TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix (or another compatible master mix) (sold separately).

All assay designs are the product of our bioinformatics pipeline, optimized over the course of more than a decade by leveraging manufacturing and assay performance data. TaqMan Assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents.

All of our predesigned TaqMan Assays are covered by the TaqMan Assays qPCR Guarantee.*

Recommended master mix (sold separately): TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix

*Terms and conditions apply. For complete details, go to www.thermofisher.com/taqmanguarantee.

Custom TaqMan™ Copy Number Assay (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan Copy Number Assays use gold-standard TaqMan MGB probe chemistry to evaluate the copy number of genomic DNA targets using Applied Biosystems real-time PCR instruments and software. TaqMan Copy Number Assays are run together with a TaqMan Copy Number Reference Assay in a duplex qPCR reaction; the copy number assay detects the target sequence, and the reference assay detects a sequence that is known to be present in two copies in the diploid genome. The results are then analyzed by the relative quantitation method using Applied Biosystems CopyCaller Software.

Custom TaqMan Copy Number Assays are an option for targets of interest that are not covered by the predesigned assay collection. The GeneAssist Copy Number Assay Tool enables you to submit your own premasked custom target sequences for assay design or primer/probe pair sequences for assay formulation, at no extra charge. The design process for Custom TaqMan Copy Number Assays does not include up-front bioinformatic sequence analysis or in silico QC, but the designs can be compared with the human/mouse reference assays for compatibility in duplex reactions.

Benefits:
Flexible—generate assays for any target of interest using the GeneAssist Copy Number Assay Tool, with no species limitations
Specific—gold standard TaqMan chemistry with minor groove binder (MGB) probes increase assay specificity by enabling shorter probes
Reproducible—robust assay designs developed with our optimized algorithms deliver accurate, reproducible, and reliable results
Easy to interpret—CopyCaller Software provides the calculated copy number and predicted copy number, along with confidence value and z-score quality metrics
Fast and simple—setup to primary analysis in 3–4 hours

Approximate delivery time
4–6 days in North America and 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan Assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents.

TaqMan Copy Number Reference Assays are sold separately.

Recommended master mix (sold separately): TaqMan Genotyping Master Mix

TaqMan™ Non-coding RNA Assay (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan Noncoding RNA assays are used for quantitative real-time PCR analysis of RNA expression and consist of a pair of unlabeled PCR primers and a TaqMan probe with a dye label (FAM) on the 5’ end and a minor groove binder (MGB) and nonfluorescent quencher (NFQ) on the 3’ end.

Features include:
Easy to use—just add cDNA and master mix and run the qPCR—no melt curves required
Specific—TaqMan assays use proprietary MGB-containing probes that can be up to 15 bases shorter than non-MGB probes, improving the specificity of the assay
Sensitive—TaqMan assays are ideal for measuring low levels of expression or low-abundance targets
Accurate—identify small fold-changes with high accuracy of quantitation
Gold-standard TaqMan qPCR chemistry—TaqMan assays draw on Thermo Fisher Scientific's bioinformatics assay design pipeline to help ensure high specificity and minimal cross-reactivity, even for gene variants with high sequence homology

Approximate ship time
Made to order: 4–6 days in North America, 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan Gene Expression assays are the gold standard in real-time PCR gene expression studies, built on more than 20 years of experience. Each assay includes target primers and a sequence-specific probe optimized for the best functional performance. No additional design, optimization, or melt curve analysis is needed. Available in a wide variety of formats and species, new assay designs are constantly added to help meet your research needs. TaqMan assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents. All of our predesigned TaqMan Gene Expression assays are covered by the TaqMan Assays qPCR Guarantee.*

Recommended master mix: TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix

*Subject to terms and conditions. For complete details, go to www.thermofisher.com/taqmanguarantee.

Custom Plus TaqMan™ RNA Assay, VIC primer-limited (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems Custom Plus TaqMan RNA assays, VIC primer-limited, are the custom version of our predesigned TaqMan assays for quantitative real-time PCR. Custom Plus TaqMan RNA assays consist of a pair of unlabeled PCR primers and a TaqMan probe with a dye label (VIC) on the 5’ end and a minor groove binder (MGB) and nonfluorescent quencher (NFQ) on the 3’ end.

Features include:
Easy to use—just add cDNA and master mix and run the qPCR—no melt curves required
Specific—TaqMan assays use proprietary MGB-containing probes that can be up to 15 bases shorter than non-MGB probes, improving the specificity of the assay
Sensitive—TaqMan assays are ideal for measuring low levels of expression or low-abundance targets
Accurate—identify small fold-changes with high accuracy of quantitation
Custom content—easily design an assay for over 20 species
Ideal for multiplexing—combine one FAM-labeled and one VIC-labeled assay to create a duplex assay for two different gene targets in the same qPCR well
Ideal for control assays—use a VIC primer-limited assay for high-expressing endogenous control genes
Designed using the full bioinformatic power of the TaqMan Assay design pipeline, which uses proprietary algorithms that have generated millions of assay designs and is regarded as the benchmark in the industry for qPCR design

Approximate ship time
Made to order: 4–6 days in North America, 6–10 days in Europe

TaqMan Gene Expression assays are the gold standard in real-time PCR gene expression studies, built on more than 20 years of experience. Each assay includes target primers and a sequence-specific probe optimized for the best functional performance. No additional design, optimization, or melt curve analysis is needed. Available in a wide variety of formats and species, new assay designs are constantly added to help meet your research needs. TaqMan assays have been cited in over 40,000 publications and are backed by more than 350 patents.

Recommended master mix: TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix

TaqMan™ Mutation Detection Assay (castPCR) (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqMan Mutation Detection Assays are powered by competitive allele-specific TaqMan PCR (castPCR) technology to detect and measure somatic mutations in genes associated with cancer research. castPCR technology is highly specific and sensitive, and can detect rare amounts of mutated DNA in a sample that contains large amounts of normal, wild-type DNA. These assays are compatible with different sample types, such as cell lines, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples, and fresh-frozen tissue samples.

castPCR technology
Competitive, allele-specific TaqMan PCR utilizes an allele-specific primer for mutant allele detection that competes with an MGB blocker oligonucleotide to suppress the wild-type background.

Somatic mutation detection
By combining the power of TaqMan and castPCR technologies, TaqMan Mutation Detection Assays provide:

Higher specificity—designed to block the wild-type and amplify only the mutant
Higher sensitivity—designed to detect somatic mutations down to 1 cancer cell in 1,000 normal cells
Faster workflow—3 hours from sample to result

With 819 assays for 47 known cancer research genes available today like KRAS, BRAF, KIT, JAK2, the TaqMan Mutation Detection Assays provide an innovative tool for your cancer research.

All TaqMan Mutation Detection Assays have undergone extensive testing to ensure verify high sensitivity and specificity.

TaqMan™ Advanced miRNA Human B Card (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems TaqMan Advanced miRNA Human B Card provides the convenience of pre-spotted TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays in a 384-well microfluidic card format. This product contains one micro-fluidic card, enabling accurate quantitation of 384 unique microRNAs in as little as five hours. Four TaqMan Advanced miRNA Assay endogenous controls are included in the card to aid in data normalization. Details about the included assays are available in the Target List file. The assays can detect and quantify the mature form of the miRNA from 1–10 ng of total RNA from tissue.

Note: The TaqMan Advanced miRNA cDNA Synthesis Kit is required for preparation of the cDNA template that is used with the TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays.

The kit enables the analysis of:
• Multiple miRNAs from a single amplified sample
• Samples that are limited in quantity, including serum, plasma, or other biological fluids

Key features include:
Universal reverse transcription (RT)—one RT step for all TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays
Sensitive—detect as few as 60 copies of input miRNA
Specific—detect only mature miRNA and distinguish between highly homologous miRNAs
Small sample input—detect and quantify mature miRNA from as little as 1–10 ng of total RNA or 2 μL of plasma or serum
Versatile—compatible with tissue and biofluids, including serum and plasma

TaqMan Advanced miRNA cards provide all the advantages of TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays in a convenient, pre-configured microfluidic card, minimizing the experimental variability and effort required to run 384 TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays in parallel. With the TaqMan Advanced miRNA cDNA Synthesis Kit, TaqMan Advanced miRNA cards enable a comprehensive expression profile consistent with miRBase v21, providing the ideal miRNA profiling solution.

TaqMan Advanced miRNA cards are compatible with the following Applied Biosystems qPCR instruments: Viia7, QuantStudio 7 Flex, and QuantStudio 12k Flex.

Recommended master mix: TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix

TaqMan Advanced miRNA cards require the use of the TaqMan Advanced cDNA Synthesis Kit, which uses a universal RT chemistry to prepare the cDNA template for use with TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays for detection and quantification of mature human miRNAs in biological samples.

These plates are not compatible with the first-generation TaqMan MicroRNA cDNA Synthesis Kit, which uses an miRNA-specific reverse transcription chemistry.