Q Chip Launches the ReaX™ Lab-in-a-Bead Technology for PCR
Product News May 25, 2007
Q Chip has launched ReaX™ Lab-in-a-Bead – a gel-based bead for PCR.
The ReaX Mastermix Lab-in-a-Bead range encapsulates all the reagents required to perform PCR in a single dose within the bead. This allows even untrained operators to set up PCR reactions in any thermal cycler system, whilst giving highly reproducible results.
PCR reactions can be taken out of the laboratory, opening up field based applications ranging from bacterial detection to DNA-based security tagging ushering in the era of ‘Lab-in-a-Bead’ technology.
Available in a variety of ready-to-use formats, ReaX Mastermix beads standardise and streamline set-up, and the subsequent PCR reactions are reproducible. They can be used for end-point, qPCR and RT-PCR and with multiple fluorescent chemistries (e.g. SYBR Green, TaqMan).
ReaX Mastermix beads can be stored and shipped at either 4°C or ambient temperature due to their stable nature.
"The launch of ReaX comes on the back of 2 years research and development” said Q Chip's Product Manager Dr Nanette Bartram. “ReaX will enable Q Chip to enter the PCR reagent market with a competitive product which offers customers complete flexibility over existing liquid or lyophilized reagents as well as maximum convenience, reproducibility and reliability."
As well as the off-the-shelf ReaX range, Q Chip is also launching the ReaX Custom Bead Service whereby customers can specify exactly which primers, Taq polymerase and fluorescent chemistry they require in a ReaX bead and Q Chip manufactures these to the precise specifications.
The ReaX Custom Bead Service provides customers with a high quality end-product and service tailored specifically to their individual needs.