Polymerases and Amplification Technologies

Luna® qPCR & RT-qPCR Products

Fluorescence-based quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is the gold standard for the detection and quantification of nucleic acids due to its sensitivity and specificity. Luna products from NEB are optimized for qPCR or RT-qPCR, and are available for either intercalating dye or probe-based detection methods. All Luna products provide robust performance on diverse sample sources and target types.

Each Hot Start Taq-based Luna® qPCR master mix has been formulated with a unique passive reference dye that is compatible across a wide variety of instrument platforms, including those that require a ROX reference signal. This means that no additional components are required to ensure machine compatibility. The mixes also contain dUTP, enabling carryover prevention when reactions are treated with NEB’s Antarctic Thermolabile UDG (NEB #M0372). A blue visible dye assists in tracking the reagents when pipetting into clear, multi-welled PCR plates. The reverse transcriptase, featured in the Luna RT-qPCR products is a novel, engineered WarmStart® enzyme developed for robust performance and increased thermostability. These features, combined with rapid, sensitive and precise real-time qPCR performance, make Luna the universal choice for all your qPCR and RT-qPCR experiments.

  1. Overview of qPCR

    Learn the basics of qPCR in this short animation.                                                                                                  

  2. “Dots in Boxes" Visualization of qPCR Data

    Learn how we analyzed plates and plates of qPCR data, and how Luna stacks up to the competition.

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