Redesigned STR System Provides Most Complete DNA Profiles
MADISON, WISCONSIN (March 12, 2009)
Promega announces a new 16-locus STR system that makes it possible to get complete profiles from inhibited DNA samples. Forensic samples are very often compromised by substances like dirt, fabric dyes or blood. Analyzing these samples with the STR products currently available can mean inconclusive results. The robust and sensitive design of PowerPlex 16 HS means that fewer analyses will need to be repeated, saving both time and money.
The optimized buffer contained in the PowerPlex 16 HS System makes it possible to obtain the most informative results with challenging samples. Full profiles can be achieved with higher levels of inhibitors than previously possible. In cases with very limited DNA, like touch samples, PowerPlex 16 HS proves to be extremely sensitive giving complete profiles with 100pg of DNA and interpretable data with much less sample.
The newly designed STR product comes complete with internal lane standard in addition to hot-start Taq DNA polymerase premixed in the reaction buffer. The simplified protocol requires fewer pipetting steps which reduces the likelihood of human error. Labs can simplify their purchasing and inventory demands with increased performance and inclusion of needed reagent components in one kit, PowerPlex 16 HS provides a single system to process all laboratory samples, from routine database samples to the most difficult, low-level cases.
For more information, visit www.promega.com/powerplex16hs/
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