Kits minimize steps involved in RT-PCR protocol.

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Verso(TM) cDNA synthesis kits and one-step reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kits combine reverse transcription enzyme, priming options, and optimized buffers to generate full length cDNA. They utilize Verso RT Enzyme that offers dynamic range for maximized sensitivity, allowing users to detect wide range of starting template concentrations. Several kit options are available to meet users' specific needs.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Range of RT-PCR Kits Offering Enhanced Sensitivity and High Yield of Full Length cDNA

EPSOM UK, 23 April 2007 - Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, has introduced a new range of Thermo Scientific Verso(TM) cDNA synthesis kits and one-step reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kits. These kits combine a new reverse transcription enzyme, improved priming options and optimised buffers to generate high yield of full length cDNA. Designed to save time by minimising the steps involved in the RT-PCR protocol, the kits allow users to benefit from optimum flexibility and sensitivity in an easy to use format.

The new Verso RT Enzyme utilised in the kits has an improved dynamic range which maximises sensitivity and allows users to detect a wider range of starting template concentrations. The enzyme mix also includes an RNase inhibitor which significantly reduces RNase contamination whilst simplifying pre-RT setup steps.

Verso RT-PCR kits offer laboratories the flexibility of using anchored oligo dT or random hexamers in a reaction. The combination of these primers in the reverse transcription step gives greater coverage and yield of cDNA from RNA, resulting in greater reaction efficiency.

Several kit options are available in the Thermo Scientific Verso range to meet individual users' specific needs. These include kits incorporating the ReddyMix(TM) buffer system which save time by allowing PCR products to be loaded directly onto an agarose gel. Kits are also available with Thermo-Start(TM) DNA polymerase in the master mix for maximum specificity in the PCR reaction.

The Verso RT Enzyme is also included in a new range of Thermo Scientific Verso QRT-PCR kits for QPCR users.

For more information on pack sizes and samples please speak to your local Thermo Scientific representative or contact Melanie Yanek, PCR Product Manager on +44 (0) 1372 840536, email: or visit

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With an annual revenue rate of more than $9 billion, we employ 30,000 people and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.


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