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QuantStudio™ 5 Real-Time PCR System, 96-well, 0.1 mL (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio® 5 Real-Time PCR System is designed for users who need superior performance, maximum dye versatility, and security options in a real-time PCR system that is affordable and easy to use. The optimized Design and Analysis software is ideal for both first-time and experienced users. When connected to the Thermo Fisher Cloud, the QuantStudio® 5 system provides access to your data wherever and whenever you want. Using proven OptiFlex® technology (featuring 6 decoupled channels and white LED) and featuring six independent Veriflex® temperature zones, the QuantStudio® 5 96-well system enables improved data accuracy and sensitivity for a broad range of genomic applications. The QuantStudio® 5 system also offers the built-in software features of electronic record security and prevention of unauthorized instrument access to assist with 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

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Features of the QuantStudio® 5 system with 96-well block include:

• Proven OptiFlex® technology (6 decoupled channels/21 filter combinations with white LED) for trusted results
• User account management, locked workflow, and Pause features for greater control of experiment data
• Built-in software features to support compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines
• Secure cloud-based software provides increased accessibility and storage options
• Simplified instrument software with interactive touchscreen for greater ease of use
• 96-well 0.2mL format or 96-well 0.1mL format

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Upload data from the instrument or upload your own files from anywhere you have web access. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use.

Easy to use
The QuantStudio® 5 Real-Time PCR System is compact in form, factory calibrated and is delivered in user-friendly packaging to enable fast and simple installation for immediate use. The interactive touchscreen provides a modern usability experience and the simplified instrument software/pre-optimized protocol templates allow users of any experience level to quickly set up and start a run.

Design and analysis software options:

Option 1: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis cloud software
• Supports web browser-based system configuration with PC or MAC computer
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• Enables secure access of your data when and where you want through the cloud
• No software to install, no licenses and no versions to update

Option 2: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis desktop software
• Supports traditional co-located computer system configuration on Windows® 7 OS
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• No licenses to purchase

Total control
With built-in software features to support compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines, user account management, locked workflow and Pause features, the QuantStudio® 5 system offers users greater control of experiment data

Multiplex performance results that you can trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with OptiFlex® technology. In the 96-well system this technology features 6 decoupled excitation and emission filter channels, for a total of 21 filter combinations, with white LED.

Sensitive data analysis
Detect changes in target quantity as small as 1.5-fold in single-plex reactions and obtain 10 logs of linear dynamic range.

High application versatility
Simple and optimized protocols, reliable assays and reagents, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, and more.

QuantStudio™ 3 Real-Time PCR System, 96-well, 0.2 mL, laptop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio® 3 Real-Time PCR System is designed for users who need an affordable, easy-to-use real-time PCR system that doesn't compromise performance and quality. The simplified Design and Analysis software is ideal for both first-time and experienced users. When connected to the Thermo Fisher Cloud, the QuantStudio® 3 system provides access to your data wherever and whenever you want. Using proven OptiFlex® technology (featuring 4 coupled channels and white LED) and featuring three independent Veriflex® temperature zones, the QuantStudio® 3 system enables improved data accuracy and sensitivity for a broad range of genomic applications.

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Features of the QuantStudio® 3 system include:

• Simplified instrument software with interactive touchscreen for greater ease of use
• Proven OptiFlex® technology (4 coupled channels with white LED) for trusted results
• Secure cloud-based software option provides increased accessibility and storage options
• User account management, locked workflow, and Pause features for greater control of experiments
• 96-well 0.2 mL format or 96-well 0.1 mL format

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Upload data from the instrument or upload your own files from anywhere you have web access. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use.

Easy to use
The QuantStudio® 3 Real-Time PCR System is compact in form, factory calibrated and is delivered in user-friendly packaging to enable fast and simple installation for immediate use. The interactive touchscreen provides a modern usability experience and the simplified instrument software/pre-optimized protocol templates allow users of any experience level to quickly set up and start a run.

Design and analysis software options:

Option 1: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis cloud software
• Supports web browser-based system configuration with PC or MAC computer
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• Enables secure access of your data when and where you want through the cloud
• No software to install, no licenses and no versions to update

Option 2: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis desktop software
• Supports traditional co-located computer system configuration on Windows® 7 OS
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• No licenses to purchase

Results you can trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with OptiFlex® technology, which features 4 coupled excitation and emission filter channels with white LED.

Sensitive data analysis
Detect changes in target quantity as small as 1.5-fold in single-plex reactions and obtain 10 logs of linear dynamic range.

High application versatility
Simple and optimized protocols, reliable assays and reagents, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, and more.

QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System, 96-well Fast, laptop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System advances your research further by enabling a broad range of real-time PCR-based applications through its multiplexing capabilities and interchangeable block formats. With a simplified workflow, intuitive software, automation capabilities, and touch-screen interface, the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system offers exceptional reproducibility with minimal well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument variation.

Features of the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System include:

• Increased application versatility through the accomodation of 4 different block types
• Compatible with over 8 million TaqMan® assays for gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, or protein expression experiments
• The intelligent design of the QuantStudio™ platform combined with Applied Biosystems® instrument reliability and accuracy
• Easy-to-use software, responsive touch-screen, automation capabilities, and effortless block exchange without the need for any tools

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use. These software tools are compatible with Mac or PC as well as most Applied Biosystems instrument file types.

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The QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system accommodates the interchange of a 96-well, 96-well Fast, 384-well, or TaqMan® array card block. The system is delivered with one block type (a 96-well Fast block in this case); other block types may be purchased separately. In addition, a Twister® Robot Automation Accessory is available for this system to support high throughput workflows. For a more value-priced system that does not support TaqMan® array cards or automation (but that can be upgraded to do so at a later date), please see our QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system. And for the ultimate in flexibility, consider the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system, which also accommodates TaqMan® OpenArray® plates.

Accomplish More, Faster
Run hundreds of real-time PCR reactions effortlessly using TaqMan® Array 384-well microfluidic cards. And when integrated with the Twister® Robot Automation Accessory (available separately), the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system maximizes your throughput capabilities.

High Application Versatility
Simple workflows, reliable assays and reagents, multiple formats, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, High Resolution Melt (HRM), and Protein Thermal Shift™ experiments.

Results You Can Trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with the OptiFlex™ system, which features 6 decoupled excitation and emission filter channels with 21 filter combinations for maximum multiplexing and chemistry flexibility.

Sensitive Data Analysis
Detect changes in target quantity as small as 1.5-fold in single-plex reactions and obtain 10 logs of linear dynamic range.

QuantStudio™ 3 Real-Time PCR System, 96-well, 0.1 mL (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio® 3 Real-Time PCR System is designed for users who need an affordable, easy-to-use real-time PCR system that doesn't compromise performance and quality. The simplified Design and Analysis software is ideal for both first-time and experienced users. When connected to the Thermo Fisher Cloud, the QuantStudio® 3 system provides access to your data wherever and whenever you want. Using proven OptiFlex® technology (featuring 4 coupled channels and white LED) and featuring three independent Veriflex® temperature zones, the QuantStudio® 3 system enables improved data accuracy and sensitivity for a broad range of genomic applications.

Quantstudio 3/5 Firmware and Design & Analysis Software >

Features of the QuantStudio® 3 system include:

• Simplified instrument software with interactive touchscreen for greater ease of use
• Proven OptiFlex® technology (4 coupled channels with white LED) for trusted results
• Secure cloud-based software option provides increased accessibility and storage options
• User account management, locked workflow, and Pause features for greater control of experiments
• 96-well 0.2 mL format or 96-well 0.1 mL format

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Upload data from the instrument or upload your own files from anywhere you have web access. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use.

Easy to use
The QuantStudio® 3 Real-Time PCR System is compact in form, factory calibrated and is delivered in user-friendly packaging to enable fast and simple installation for immediate use. The interactive touchscreen provides a modern usability experience and the simplified instrument software/pre-optimized protocol templates allow users of any experience level to quickly set up and start a run.

Design and analysis software options:

Option 1: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis cloud software
• Supports web browser-based system configuration with PC or MAC computer
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• Enables secure access of your data when and where you want through the cloud
• No software to install, no licenses and no versions to update

Option 2: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis desktop software
• Supports traditional co-located computer system configuration on Windows® 7 OS
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• No licenses to purchase

Results you can trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with OptiFlex® technology, which features 4 coupled excitation and emission filter channels with white LED.

Sensitive data analysis
Detect changes in target quantity as small as 1.5-fold in single-plex reactions and obtain 10 logs of linear dynamic range.

High application versatility
Simple and optimized protocols, reliable assays and reagents, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, and more.

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.

TaqMan™ Fast Advanced Master Mix (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix delivers accurate quantification and dependability in less time on an array of qPCR instrument platforms. It provides best in class performance, including the widest quantifiable range, in both single and duplex reactions, even with challenging targets. TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix contains AmpliTaq Fast DNA Polymerase, uracil-N-glycosylase (UNG), dNTPs with dUTP, ROX dye (passive reference), and optimized buffer components. It is supplied at a 2X concentration.

Features of the TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix include:
Best-in-class performance—superior sensitivity, accuracy, dynamic range, and specificity compared to standard mixes in standard mode
Engineered for enhanced benchtop stability—stable at room temperature for up to 72 hours in preassembled reactions
Optimized for multiplexing—validated for duplexing with exogenous and endogenous internal positive control assays
Reduced run times (<40 minutes) on fast and standard instrumentation—optimized for fast mode on fast instruments and fast cycling conditions on standard instruments
Seamlessly transitions into your experiments—validated with TaqMan assays for gene expression and microRNAs, and TaqMan array micro-fluidic cards

Best-in-class performance
TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix has been designed to provide performance equal to or better than standard master mixes. It has been benchmarked against the leading suppliers' standard and fast master mixes to help ensure that it succeeds in providing best-in-class sensitivity, accuracy, dynamic range, and specificity. TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix’s dynamic range (up to 7 logs) is the widest in the industry. The impressive sensitivity of the mix is showcased in the figure below which compares the Ct values of TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix and TaqMan Universal PCR Master Mix across a panel of gene expression assays.

Benchtop stability for high-throughput handling and convenience
TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix has been engineered to retain a high level of performance in preassembled reactions for up to 72 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. The figure below shows an assay that was run upon assembly (time 0) and after 72 hours of incubation at 30°C, simulating the most extreme room temperature scenario.

For those with less extreme throughput needs, the enhanced stability of this master mix provides an overall added convenience to your workflow, as you are no longer constrained to immediately running plates upon assembly.

Optimized for multiplexing
We realize that confidence is paramount when it comes to your results. For added confidence in the results in every well, TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix has been designed to help deliver accurate results for duplex reactions using an internal positive control (IPC). The figure below shows results for the experimental target β-actin (gene name: ACTB), which was serially diluted and amplified in single-target reactions and duplex reactions.

Validated for microRNA assays
TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix has been validated for use with multiple real-time PCR applications, including microRNA assays. The formulation provides high specificity and dynamic range, the two most critical performance attributes that define successful results when working with microRNAs. The data in the figure below demonstrate excellent PCR linearity over a 6-log range of input template.

Reduced run times on standard instrumentation
TaqMan Fast Advanced 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. The figure below showcases the impressive results achieved when using TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix under fast thermal cycling conditions on the Applied Biosystems 7300 Real-Time PCR System. The mix has been tested with all Applied Biosystems standard real-time PCR instrumentation (7900HT, 7500, and 7300 systems) to enable success independent of whether or not you own a fast-enabled instrument.

TaqMan™ Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix (Applied Biosystems™)

TaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix is designed for fast, highly sensitive real-time RT-PCR even in the presence of challenging PCR inhibitors. The 4X formulation provides enhanced detection of both RNA and DNA viruses and is ideal for multiplex gene expression studies, even with low target input. The TaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix provides a single-tube format for uniform handling and processing, while delivering qPCR cycling in <30 minutes, helpful when working in high throughput workflows.

Key product features:
High sensitivity—4X master mix to amplify both RNA and DNA with improved sensitivity
Consistent results—formulated to handle common RT-PCR inhibitors found in blood, stool, and other difficult samples
Simplified application— one-tube, one-step master mix, offering a single run profile with RNA and DNA, which allows for easy mix-and-match of targets on a plate
Target flexibility—works in singleplex, multiplex, and with exogenous or endogenous internal controls
High efficiency—increased qRT-PCR speed on fast and on standard instruments

High sensitivity
Many common research samples with viral nucleic acids have very low levels of target. We have optimized the master mix for high-sensitivity detection of viral targets. The higher-concentration master mix allows you to set up smaller reactions, which means that you can perform fast cycling protocols and obtain at least the same sensitivity as is expected from standard-cycling qPCR. Alternatively, larger sample input amounts can be added to standard reaction volumes for more accurate quantification of low-titer samples (Figure 1).

Consistent results in the presence of inhibitors
Research samples commonly assayed for viruses include blood, dirt, and tissues. Buffer components and proprietary additives in the TaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix have been optimized to handle RT-PCR inhibitors (Figure 2) to help ensure consistent performance even with these difficult samples, so that you can be more confident in your results.

Flexibility in targets
It is common for labs to test for both RNA and DNA viruses in a variety of samples. To simplify your experiments, a single TaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix protocol has been developed to assay both types of nucleic acid, so you can perform RNA and DNA virus queries next to each other on the same plate using the same handling steps (Figure 3). Additionally, because virus research often includes multiplexed primers and probes and internal reaction controls, we have optimized the master mix to work with multiple target amplicons (Figure 4).

Fast results
The TaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix speeds your time to results and maximizes the use of your real-time PCR instruments with a fast protocol. The high-concentration formulation allows for more target nucleic acid sample to be added in the smaller reaction volumes required to run fast protocols. This enables you to maintain sensitivity with low-titer research samples while improving speed and throughput (Figure 5).

TaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mix provides a reliable and efficient reagent for real-time RT-PCR of virus samples that does not sacrifice accuracy. Its robust performance in the presence of common RT-PCR inhibitors and its convenient and flexible reaction setup allows you to have more confidence in your results.

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."

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* 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.

TaqMan™ Advanced miRNA Human A 96-well Plates, fast (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems TaqMan Advanced miRNA Human A 96-Well Plates, Fast, provide the convenience of pre-spotted TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays in a 96-well fast plate format. This product contains a set of 4 plates for profiling of up to 376 unique miRNAs, and includes endogenous and exogenous miRNA controls for normalization of data results.

Features of the TaqMan Advanced miRNA Human A 96-Well Plates include:
Reproducibility—pre-spotted assays are designed to reduce pipetting error and minimize experimental variability
Sample savings—requires only 2 μL of purified plasma/serum or 1–10 ng of total RNA per sample
Updated content—assay content updated for mirBase v.21
Easy to use—just add a mix of diluted miR-Amp and master mix and run the qPCR; no additional pipetting required
Gold-standard TaqMan qPCR chemistry—TaqMan Advanced miRNA assays draw on Thermo Fisher Scientific's industry-leading bioinformatics assay design pipeline and verification system to help ensure high specificity and minimal cross-reactivity, even for closely-related miRNA families

Product details:
Number of plates: 4
Number of unique miRNAs (not including exogenous controls): 376
Exogenous controls: cel-miR-39-3p, ath-miR159a
Endogenous control: hsa-miR-16-5p
Compatible with the following Applied Biosystems qPCR instruments: Viia7, StepOnePlus, 7500/7500 Fast, QuantStudio 3, QuantStudio 5, QuantStudio 6, QuantStudio 7 Flex, and QuantStudio 12k Flex
Recommended master mix: TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix

Notes
• TaqMan Advanced miRNA plates require the use of the TaqMan Advanced cDNA Synthesis Kit, which uses a universal reverse transcription (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.
• For profiling of miRNAs using miRNA-specific RT, we recommend the TaqMan Array Human MicroRNA A Cards v2.0.

TaqMan™ Array Human IL2 Gene Expression in Activated & Quiescent T-Cells (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® TaqMan® Array Human IL-2 Gene Expression In Activated And Quiescent T-Cells 96-well Plate contains 28 assays to IL-2 gene expression in activated and quiescent T-Cells associated genes and 4 assays to candidate endogenous control genes. All assays are plated in triplicate. Gene Signature Plates are 96-well plates that are pre-configured with the most appropriate TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays for a specific biological process, pathway, or disease state. Each plate contains predefined assays and endogenous controls dried-down in the wells, ready for accurate assessment of an entire gene signature in one simple experiment.

• Affordable; minimum order of three plates; ideal for small, medium or large-sized projects
• Fast delivery; on your bench in days
• Convenient; dried PCR primer and TaqMan® probe sets supplied in a 96- well plate; just add master mix and your sample
• Same TaqMan®Assay Quality, New Format

TaqMan® Array Plates contain the same high quality TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays (PCR primers and TaqMan® probe sets) that have been commercially available for years in a convenient, dried, 96-well format. Extensive tests have found no difference in performance between TaqMan®Assays supplied in the traditional liquid format and assays dried into a TaqMan® Array Plate. Figure 1 shows the results of an experiment comparing the linear range of the two formats, where no difference in performance was observed.

Just Add Master Mix and Sample, and Begin Cycling
Ideal for projects such as validation of microarray and RNAi data, and pathway studies, the plates include just the right amount of TaqMan®Assay in each well: enough for one 20 µl reaction. You can order as few as three Gene Signature Plates, making these an affordable option for many laboratories and minimizing the waste of unused individually purchased TaqMan®Assays. Save a significant amount of time setting up your experiments. Just add master mix and sample, and begin cycling.

Figure 2 is an example Plate Layout with Gene Symbols and Assay IDs

Plate Map Ensures Proper Data Labeling and Easy Re-Ordering
Each pack of TaqMan® Array Plates is shipped with a CD containing the plate configuration map (see Figure 2) along with the details of each TaqMan®Assay. This information is imported into the real-time PCR instrument to enable proper labeling of experimental data and easy access to Assay ID numbers for simple reordering.

Simple to Use
Each TaqMan® Array Plate well contains a single TaqMan®Assay for one 20 µl reaction. The plates can be stored at room temperature or at 4°C. When you are ready to run your assays, simply add PCR master mix and your cDNA sample, seal the plate, and begin cycling on a real-time PCR instrument.

Compatibility
TaqMan® Array Plates have been optimized for use with TaqMan® Gene Expression Master Mix, but are also compatible with TaqMan® Universal PCR Master Mix. For studies using cultured cells, TaqMan® Array Plates are also compatible (and recommended) with the TaqMan® Gene Expression Cells-to-Ct™ Kit. TaqMan® Array Plates must be run on a real-time PCR instrument with 96-well plate capability. The plates have been validated for use on Applied Biosystems® 7000, 7300, 7500 and 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR Systems using standard 96-well blocks, standard PCR cycling conditions, and 20 µl reaction volumes.

TaqMan™ Array, Human EGF Pathway, Fast 96-well (Applied Biosystems™)

These 96-well plates are pre-configured with the most appropriate TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays for a specific biological process, pathway, or disease state. Each plate contains predefined assays and endogenous controls dried-down in the wells, ready for accurate assessment of an entire gene signature in one simple experiment. The TaqMan® Array Human EGF Pathway 96-well Plate contains 92 assays to EGF pathway associated genes and 4 assays to candidate endogenous control genes.

TaqMan™ Salmonella Typhimurium Assay

This Taqman® assay provides a simple, reliable, and rapid procedure for detecting the presence of a specific bacterial or viral target. PCR is used to amplify a DNA target unique to the microorganism, then TaqMan® probe is used to detect and quantify the target in a easy-to-use, single tube format. This assay enables microbial detection capabilities with high-confidence results to will help accelerate your food and environmental testing needs. It has been optimized for use with the included Environmental Master Mix; a negative control is not included with this assay.

Features of TaqMan® assays:

• Include an internal positive control to monitor your PCR
• Suitable for single or multiplexed assays
• Easy-to-use, single tube format
• Run using universal conditions- analyze multiple assays in the same run
• Robust assay design provides highly accurate, reproducible, and reliable results
• Include passive internal reference based on proprietary ROX™ dye for precise data analysis

This product is for environmental testing, quality control/quality assurance testing, food and agricultural testing, and research purposes only.

TaqMan™ RNase P Assay, VIC™ dye/QSY™ probe (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems™ TaqMan™ RNase P Assay with VIC™ dye-labeled QSY™ probe provides a pre-formulated assay for quantitating human RNase P. This assay enables relative gene expression quantification in cDNA samples when used with other gene expression assays. It consists of a VIC dye-labeled QSY probe plus sequence-specific forward and reverse primers. The assay can be used for multiplex or singleplex PCR reactions. For an assay with ABY™ dye-labeled probe rather than VIC dye-labeled probe, see Cat. No. 4485714.

Benefits of this assay include:

• Eliminate assay design time using pre-designed primers and pre-designed VIC dye-labeled TaqMan probe
• Minimize experimental optimization time
• Use in conjunction with FAM™ dye-labeled predesigned gene expression assays

Save time in assay design, formulation, and testing by using the TaqMan RNase P Assay as your control when quantifying gene expression. This pre-designed probe and primer set enables you to normalize the amount of sample RNA or DNA in a reaction when used with a control sample. Or use it for relative gene expression quantification in cDNA samples when used with other gene expression assays.

The VIC dye is optimized for use with the second filter of our QuantStudio™, ViiA™ 7, and 7500 series real-time PCR instruments.

TaqMan™ MicroRNA Assay (Applied Biosystems™)

Applied Biosystems TaqMan MicroRNA Assays quantitate miRNAs with the specificity and sensitivity of TaqMan Assay chemistry. A simple, two-step protocol requires only reverse transcription with an miRNA-specific primer, followed by real-time PCR with TaqMan probes. TaqMan MicroRNA Assays are:

Highly specific—quantitate only mature miRNAs, not precursors
Sensitive—conserve limited samples, requires only 1–10 nanograms of total RNA or equivalent
Fast, simple and scalable—two-step quantitative RT-PCR assay provides high-quality results in less than three hours

Our TaqMan MicroRNA Assay catalogue is kept up to date with the Sanger database to provide comprehensive coverage with the most current annotation.

Availability and sizes
Made-to-Order assays are available in four different sizes and usually ship within two weeks. Inventoried assays are prepackaged in Small size and are ready to ship. Inventoried assays may be purchased in larger sizes by ordering them as Made to Order.

Species
TaqMan MicroRNA Assays are available for a range of species including human, mouse, rat, Drosophila, C. elegans, and Arabidopsis. We will continue to increase the number of miRNA assays for these species in alignment with the Sanger miRBase Registry.

Assay Components
TaqMan MicroRNA Assays are delivered in two tubes: one containing the RT primer, the other containing the specific pre-formulated TaqMan Assay (TaqMan probe and PCR primer set).

TaqMan miRNA Assay selection guide

 TaqMan MicroRNA AssaysTaqMan Advanced miRNA Assays
DescriptionTaqMan MicroRNA Assays employ a novel target-specific stem–loop primer during cDNA synthesis to produce a template for real-time PCRTaqMan Advanced miRNA Assays employ a universal RT step for a streamlined workflow, and a universal miR-Amp step to enable highly sensitive detection by real-time PCR
RT chemistrymiRNA-specific RTUniversal RT
ThroughputBest for 1–10 targetsBest for >10 targets
Coverage205 species available, coverage for miRBase v.21All human, mouse, and rat miRNAs; coverage for miRBase v.21

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

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