PREMIER Biosoft Releases Version 7 of Beacon Designer with Support for Scorpions® Assays
Product News Aug 09, 2007
PREMIER Biosoft International has announced the world wide release of Beacon Designer 7.0. Beacon Designer is a desktop tool for designing real-time PCR assays. Version 7.0 includes support for designing Scorpions® primers and probes.
Scorpions® are diagnostic tools for the specific detection of PCR products in real-time. Scorpions® are reported to perform better under cycling conditions, making the technology ideal in numerous applications such as environmental analysis, viral load testing and pharmacogenomics.
"With the release of Beacon Designer Version 7, PREMIER Biosoft International has further expanded the supported chemistries of what was already the most comprehensive real time PCR oligo design tool available" says Kay Brown, V.P. Business Development and Marketing. "It is the tool of choice in labs world-wide. We are proud to have organizations such as NIH, FDA, CDC, USDA, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Unilever as our customers."
Beacon Designer designs oligos for SYBR® Green, TaqMan®, LNA™ spiked TaqMan®, MethyLight, molecular beacon, NASBA® and FRET assays. Beacon Designer also enables the design of compatible probes for proven SYBR® Green assays, resulting in cost savings.