This product overview details the many benefits of MicroGEM’s forensicGEM Sperm extraction kit. forensicGEM Sperm utilizes MicroGEM’s novel thermophilic proteinase and Acrosolv reagent to lyse sperm without the use of qPCR and STR inhibiting chemicals, such as SDS, mercaptoethanol and DTT.

Key advantages:

  • Single-tube DNA extraction in 11 minutes
  • No need for inhibiting chemicals, such as DTT
  • No transfer steps – yield is maximized and opportunities for mistakes and contamination are minimized.
  • High DNA recovery – Minimal loss of nucleic acids during extraction
  • No magnetic beads – No spin-columns
  • Flexibility – suitable for low-throughput to high-throughput extraction with a single protocol
  • Easily automated using standard liquid handling solutions
  • Minimal plasticware required – Reduced waste and supply chain issues


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