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Applied Biosystems introduces the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System

Results three times faster than conventional systems

18 January 2005

Applied Biosystems , an Applera Corporation business, has announced the introduction of the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System and an optional upgrade kit for the original 7500 Real-Time PCR System to the Fast configuration.

The 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System is the third Fast PCR system introduced by Applied Biosystems in recent months, and the second Fast Real-Time PCR system. The 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System and the 9800 Fast PCR System were introduced in October 2004.

Designed for scientists performing basic research, the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System significantly reduces real-time PCR run times to less than 40 minutes from around two hours and uses 96-well format PCR reaction plates.

"Because the system employs 96-well format plates, it can easily be integrated into existing laboratory workflows and provides a competitive advantage over other Fast PCR systems that use non-standard formats such as glass capillaries or proprietary tubes," said Carl Hull, Vice President and General Manager, Real-Time PCR Systems and Microarrays, for Applied Biosystems. "In addition, faster run times enable scientists to more easily share the system in multi-user environments, enabling greater productivity."

"As a leader in PCR applications we are pleased to provide our customers with a suite of Fast options to meet various laboratory and throughput needs for both conventional and real-time PCR," said Catherine M. Burzik, President of Applied Biosystems. "Further, this new product provides another advance in our expanding and integrated portfolio of tools for gene expression analysis."

Used with TaqMan® Fast Universal PCR Master Mix, the system supports TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays, Custom TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays, Primer Express® Software-designed assays and TaqMan® Pre-Developed Assay Reagents.

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