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TwistDx TwistAmp Liquid Kits

TwistDx recently launched TwistAmp Liquid kits, a range of liquid format recombinase polymerase amplification kits ideal for rapid testing applications and high-throughput laboratory use. RPA is an isothermal DNA/RNA amplification technology that the company says offers the same specificity as PCR but with much faster results – typically within three to 10 minutes.

The new kits are designed to simplify integration of RPA technology into existing laboratory workflows. The liquid format also simplifies the development of miniaturized or custom assay configurations and the creation of bulk master mixes, TwistDx said.

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