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Real-time PCR (also known as quantitative PCR or qPCR) is the simultaneous amplification and detection/quantification of nucleic acids using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). qPCR is a versatile technique and a powerful tool to support your research applications. Find optimized Real-time PCR master mixes, reagents, and kits to power your experiments here.

Which master mix is right for you?

  Good results for gene expression Optimized for broad qPCR applications Convenient and fast
Starting template DNADNARNA
ApplicationsGene expression
DNA quantitation (pathogen detection)
CHiP
Gene expression
DNA quantitation
CHiP
SNP genotyping
microRNA & small RNAs
Copy number variation
Pathway analysis
Mutation detection
Protein analysis
Multiplexing
Virus detection and quantification
High-throughput gene expression
High-throughput screening
RNA quantification
Primer design requiredyes  
RT required,
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Specialized real-time PCR applications

TaqMan® PreAmp Master Mix for Gene Expression
Using rare or precious samples or samples with low genomic content samples
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High-resolution melting
Post-PCR analysis to detect sequence variations using specialized dyes and dissociation programs Learn more

Sample-to-answer
With Sample-to-Answer Kits, crude sample lysates can be used directly in real-time PCR or one-step RT-PCR. No nucleic acid purification is required: