TriLink Biotechnologies this week launched MitoPrimers for mitochondrial DNA PCR amplification and sequencing in forensic identification.
The company said that the new primers are available in pre-aliquoted "dilute-and-go" vials. TriLink also said that its primers are QC tested with certified standard reference materials.
The high sensitivity of mtDNA PCR amplification and sequencing allows forensic scientists to obtain information from items of evidence associated with homicides or other criminal investigations, body identifications, cold cases, and small pieces of evidence containing little biological material.
TriLink developed the primers with guidance from Rhonda Roby, associate professor of forensic and investigative genetics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to support mtDNA forensic analysis and will soon be releasing a mastermix product that will significantly improve the mtDNA PCR-sequencing workflow," TriLink CEO Richard Hogrefe said in a statement.