We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.


Premier Biosoft Releases Version 5.10 of Beacon Designer

Listen with
Register for free to listen to this article
Thank you. Listen to this article using the player above.

Want to listen to this article for FREE?

Complete the form below to unlock access to ALL audio articles.

Read time: Less than a minute

Premier Biosoft International has announced that it has released version 5.10 of Beacon Designer with advanced support for multiplexing, crucial for diagnostic assay development.

Beacon Designer is their oligo design tool for real time qRT-PCR that is designed to support most of the popular qPCR chemistries.

"With the release of Beacon Designer Version 5.10, Premier Biosoft International has taken a step further in making a comprehensive, sophisticated and powerful qPCR oligo design tool available to thousands of labs all over the world," says Kay Brown, V.P. Business Development and Marketing.

"We are particularly pleased with the biologist designed user interface and comprehensive support for multiplexing."

Beacon Designer can design SYBR® Green primers, TaqMan® probes, LNA spiked TaqMan® probes, FRET probes or molecular beacons for real time qRT-PCR and NASBA® assays.

Beacon Designer also enables the design of compatible probes for proven SYBR® Green assays. Beacon Designer uses the sophisticated algorithms to ensure assay success.

Primers are designed avoiding regions of significant homology, identified by automatically interpreting BLAST search results. Primer efficiency is enhanced by designing them in template-structure-free regions.

For multiplexing, Beacon Designer screens millions of primer probe combinations to design primer probe sets for single tube multiplex reactions.