SOURCE: Fluoresentric, Inc.

Fluoresentric, Inc.

May 12, 2011 17:37 ET

Real-Time PCR Dedicated Sample Preparation Chemistries Have Arrived

PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Biotechnology company Fluoresentric, Inc. announces its real-time PCR dedicated sample preparation kits, Direct-2-PCR™, BACT-2-PCR™, and HiT-4-PCR™ which are significant improvements to existing products. Each kit is specifically designed to rapidly isolate DNA or RNA in buffers specifically formulated to perform exceptionally with real-time PCR detection, quantification, and genotyping applications.

Direct-2-PCR™ ( is a simple three step protocol that isolates viral and/or genomic DNA and RNA from nasal or buccal swabs. It is ideal for genotyping, pathogen screening, forensics applications, and 1-step and 2-step RT-PCR. Direct-2-PCR™ sample preparation can be completed in less than 10 minutes with less than 2 minutes of hands-on time per sample, compared to 10 minutes of hands-on time per sample with similar technologies. The Direct-2-PCR™ sample preparation requires little technical expertise, and no complicated equipment. All materials are provided in easy-to-use dropper vials and are storable at ambient temperature so it is terrific for in-field sample collection.

BACT-2-PCR™ is a simple protocol designed to isolate bacterial DNA from any sample. BACT-2-PCR™ is ideal for difficult to lyse organisms including Mycobacteria, but gentle enough for DNA isolation from even mammalian culture cells. Unlike other bacterial lysis systems that require bead-beating and other expensive equipment that can take up to an hour to process, BACT-2-PCR™ can be done in as few as 10 minutes for simple bacteria and in less than 35 minutes for Anthrax and M. tuberculosis with nothing more than a heat-block and a microfuge.

Hit-4-PCR™ is a real-time PCR specific version of commonly used 96-well filter plate DNA extraction systems. Other 96-well sample preparation systems use salts and alcohols which are not compatible with real-time PCR, the Hit-4-PCR™ system replaces those incompatible chemistries with ones best suited for real-time PCR.

FL is a real-time PCR assay design and development company with specific expertise in multiplex real-time PCR assays. FL offers a broad range of real-time PCR services and products. Visit us online at or by phone at 800.808.0490.

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