Master mixes for research, biopharmaceutical, and clinical applications—TaqMan, TaqPath, and SYBR Green

Applied Biosystems offers optimized real-time PCR master mixes, reagents, and kits for use cases from basic research to biopharmaceutical and clinical testing. To help ensure optimal results, our application-specific master mixes are specifically formulated for peak performance.

For gene expression analysis and virus detection, Applied Biosystems master mixes are available with both TaqMan and SYBR chemistries. For applications that require peak lot-to-lot performance consistency and product traceability, Applied Biosystems TaqPath master mixes are manufactured in an ISO 13485-certified and FDA-registered facility that adheres to the principles of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP). TaqPath master mixes are also available for genotyping applications, such as SNP and CNV analysis.

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Recommended qPCR master mixes by application



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TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix
for -step
TaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mixes 
for 1-step

Viral detectionTaqMan Fast Virus 1-Step Master Mixes
for viral RNA targets



TaqPath qPCR Master Mix
for 2-step
TaqPath 1-step RT-qPCR Master Mix
for 1-step


TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix
for human or animal samples only (for plant samples, please visit our Agrigenomic section )

Microbe & pathogen detectionTaqPath Bactopure Microbial Detection master mixes
for microbial DNA targets
TaqPath 1-step RT-qPCR Master Mix
for viral RNA targets

SYBR Green


PowerTrack SYBR Green Master Mix
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With Sample-to-Answer Kits, crude sample lysates can be used directly in real-time PCR or one-step RT-PCR. No nucleic acid purification is required:

Looking for qPCR reagents for molecular diagnostic test development? 
See our molecular diagnostic section

Looking for qPCR multiplexing solutions? 
See our qPCR multiplex applications section

Real-time PCR master mix selection tool

Select from our full selection of optimized Applied Biosystems™ and Invitrogen™ real-time PCR reagents to find the one that’s right for your desired application, detection chemistry, format, and running mode.


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* For Research Use Only. 

** General purpose reagent. For laboratory use. (Can also be used for research.)