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.

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