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Promega has launched the PowerPlex Fusion System, a 24-locus multiplex assay that incorporates common and informative loci used throughout the world.

The PowerPlex Fusion System enables increased data sharing and greater discriminatory power than previously available STR systems, Promega said. Cycling protocols of less than 90 minutes and reduced sample preparation times can significantly decrease the total time needed to process samples, saving many laboratories more than a half day per 96-well plate, Promega said.

The system works with as little as 100 picograms of input DNA, including difficult samples with lower amounts of template and those containing inhibitors. Streamlined protocols also are provided for reference, database, and paternity testing for a variety of sample types including swabs, FTA card punches, and non-FTA punches such as S&S 903 and Bode Buccal DNA Collector devices, the company said.

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