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Quantabio qScript Ultra Flex Kit and qScript Ultra SuperMix

Quantabio has launched the qScript Ultra Flex Kit and qScript Ultra SuperMix for the synthesis of first-strand complementary DNA. The qScript Ultray product family features Quantabio's new reverse transcriptase technology that significantly improves performance, speed, and ease of use, the company said. Other features of the new products include enhanced thermostability, with optimal RT activity from 55° to 60° C (65° C maximum); 10-minute reaction time with a total protocol time of 13 minutes; and a wide linear dynamic range with consistent and efficient cDNA conversion from 2.5 μg  to about 1 pg of total RNA, Quantabio said.

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