Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
qPCR
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

High-Fidelity PCR Reagents Continue to Propel DNA Research with Unparalleled Accuracy and Speed

Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Bookmark and Share
New proprietary tracking dyes within high-fidelity DNA polymerase and qPCR master mixes facilitate easier, more accurate PCR set-up for researchers.

The Thermo Scientific Phusion Green High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase and Luminaris Color qPCR master mixes utilize proprietary tracking dyes to speed up the pipetting process. By providing a visual confirmation, the mixes are designed to vastly reduce the chance of human error, while also decreasing the number of procedural steps required. Most importantly, the dyes have been engineered not to interfere with the reaction or any downstream applications. 

These new Phusion and Luminaris products form the latest additions to the renowned Thermo Scientific Phusion High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase family. First launched a decade ago, the Phusion High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase was the first DNA polymerase, developed using fusion protein technology to provide a combination of accuracy and speed previously unattainable using conventional enzymes. 

Known for performance with all major PCR applications, the Phusion technology has played a central role in helping researchers accomplish an array of key scientific achievements, including the creation of the first functional synthetic genome. 

“Phusion Polymerase technology has dramatically increased the productivity of labs running PCR,” says Margarita Leckiene, Director of Nucleic Acid Detection & Molecular Tools for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Our philosophy is to simplify customer workflows further and increase the reproducibility of results. We are constantly working to further advance the accuracy and robustness of Phusion polymerase including the most recent innovation of special enzyme formulations that are optimized for NGS applications, offering equal amplification efficiency across entire genomes.” 

This technology, coupled with Thermo Scientific PCR instruments and accessories such as the Thermo Scientific Arktik Thermal Cycler and Thermo Scientific Piko Plate Illuminator, provides an efficient integrated solution that delivers:

DNA amplification with extreme accuracy
Enhanced visual control
Significantly shorter protocol times 

To recognize the impact of the original Phusion polymerase and a subsequent decade of innovation in this area, Thermo Fisher has launched Phusion Fest, an interactive campaign celebrating the importance of PCR in the laboratory. Phusion Fest encompasses a fun, scientific trivia game, special offers across a variety of molecular biology products and free samples of selected Phusion products. 


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Thermo, NewLab Sign Forensic Sample Processing Distribution Agreement
Under the agreement, Thermo Fisher is the sole distributor and servicing agent of the CPA300™ and CPA200™ card processing instruments.
Friday, July 25, 2014
ATCC, CDC and Thermo Partner on Public Health RT-PCR Assay
New technology supports HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance in resource-limited countries.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Biodesign Institute, Thermo Fisher Partner on $9M Radiation Test
Partnership enters a new, $9M phase of a project to produce a diagnostic test to rapidly measure an individual’s level of absorption of ionizing radiation.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Thermo, USDA-ARS and Penn State to Collaborate on Food Safety Testing
Industry, academic and government partners to characterize and develop rapid genetic tests for toxic E. coli species
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Thermo Reports 22% Revenue Rise in Q1 2014
Results include the addition of Life Technologies as of February 4, 2014, and exclude the previously announced related divestitures as of March 22, 2014.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thermo Completes Life Tech Acquisition
The completion of the transaction follows the receipt of all required regulatory approvals.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Thermo Receives EC Clearance for Life Tech Acquisition
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its pending acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific Signs Agreement to Acquire Fermentas, Global Provider of Molecular and Cellular Biology Products
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fermentas International Inc. - a manufacturer and global distributor of enzymes, reagents and kits for molecular and cellular biology research - for $260 million in cash, subject to a post-closing adjustment.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Kits Used by the University of Middlesex to Detect Cancer Biomarkers
Thermo Scientific Verso cDNA Synthesis Kit and ABsolute Blue QPCR Master Mix are being used to detect expression levels of hCG beta-expressing tumor cells.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces ‘ABgene Plate of the Month’ for April 2009
The Thermo Scientific ABgene Semi-Skirted MKII black lettered PCR plate makes plate handling simple in PCR and QPCR applications.
Monday, April 06, 2009
Thermo Fisher Scientific Works with National Teaching Program to Advance Study of Genomes
The program initiated by the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching will provide undergraduates with access to the NanoDrop™ 1000 spectrophotometer.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces "ABgene Plate of the Month”
Company provides opportunities for PCR and QPCR scientists to mark the invention and development of man-made plastics.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Scientific News
RNAi Screening Trends
Understand current trends and learn which application areas are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years.
Simple Technology Makes CRISPR Gene Editing Cheaper
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have discovered a much cheaper and easier way to target a hot new gene editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, to cut or label DNA.
HPV Genomes Show Greater Diversity Than Expected in Cancer Patients
The findings could have implications for eventually understanding why some cervical lesions become malignant.
Rapidly Detecting Drug-Resistant HepC
A nested PCR-based assay has been shown to rapidly and accurately detect drug-resistant strains of the hepatitis C virus.
Researchers Seek Water Test for Invasive Species Detection
Detecting invasive lake and river species using just a water sample would be a dream come true for wildlife managers and regulators in the state and University of Maine researchers may soon make this an inexpensive reality.
New Cell Structure Finding Might Lead to Novel Cancer Therapies
University of Warwick scientists in the U.K. say they have discovered a cell structure which could help researchers understand why some cancers develop.
Ebola Assays Compared in Head-to-Head Analysis
A newly published study has attempted to rigorously evaluate a few of the assays recently granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration to test for Ebola Zaire virus.
Profiling DNA Viruses in Arctic Lakes
The Arctic's freshwater lakes contain viral communities composed of DNA viruses from lineages that are largely distinct from those described elsewhere, a new study suggests.
Polar Distribution of MicroRNAs Discovered within Eukaryotic Cells
A plausible new mechanism contributing to asymmetric cell division.
A New Role for Zebrafish: Larger Scale Gene Function Studies
A relatively new method of targeting specific DNA sequences in zebrafish could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene function and the identification of disease genes in humans.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!