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Product Watch: Sigma-Aldrich KiCqStart Primers

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Sigma-Aldrich this week released its KiCqStart Primers, a series of primer pairs designed to quantify gene expression using two-step or one-step SYBR Green I qPCR.

According to Sigma-Aldrich, it designed the primers using bioinformatics tools "to avoid qPCR pitfalls such as off-target amplification" and to comply with minimum information for publication of quantitative real-time PCR experiments, or MIQE, guidelines.

The product is available as three ranked sets of forward and reverse primer pairs for human, mouse, and rat genes.

The KiCqStart primers are the first of several new pre-designed products being offered by Sigma-Aldrich to complement the custom product design work that has traditionally comprised the core of its Sigma Life Science business (PCR Insider, 6/7/2012).

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