Agilent Technologies Launches Next-Generation, Real-Time PCR Reagents for Improved Detection and Quantification
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced availability of Brilliant III Ultra-Fast QPCR and QRT-PCR Master Mix Kits, offering significantly reduced cycling time and superior sensitivity without compromising the accuracy and reproducibility of nucleic acid quantification.
The Brilliant III Ultra-Fast QPCR and QRT-PCR Master Mix reagents are designed to provide the fastest cycling times on any real-time PCR instrument. These reagents feature a newly engineered Taq, delivering a faster extension rate combined with a novel hot-start technology to minimize non-specific amplification. The ultra-fast reagents allow the completion of real-time experiments in less than 40 minutes, giving researchers quicker access to their data without compromising data reproducibility and quality.
“When compared to other fast QPCR reagents on the market, we observe minimal formation of non-specific and secondary products, providing improved sensitivity to deliver more accurate quantification,” said Nick Price, Ph.D., product manager at Agilent Technologies. “We see time-to-results becoming increasingly important to researchers and are very pleased to offer the rapid-cycling benefits of the Brilliant III Ultra-Fast reagents.”
The kits provide researchers with the flexibility to perform a variety of applications, including gene expression analysis, pathogen detection and SNP genotyping. The reagents are validated across a range of fast, real-time PCR systems and across a range of templates and targets. Earlier threshold cycle detection gives more reliable quantification across the entire range of template concentrations, including high and low concentrations.
The Brilliant III Ultra-FAST QPCR and QRT-PCR Master Mixes represent Agilent’s third generation of real-time PCR reagents to be commercialized.
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