prepGEM and forensicGEM are well-suited for extracting DNA from FTA cards with blood or buccal swab smears. This application note compares these reagents with other elution methods and provides scores for yield, efficiency, and factors such as time and the potential for contamination. Overall, the MicroGEM approach takes less time, is less prone to error, requires less technical input, is the most secure of the methods tested, and provides high yields of non-inhibitory DNA suited for PCR or forensic profiling.

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forensicGEM Universal

MicroGEM's forensicGEM Universal Kit provides users with a single tube solution for extracting DNA from a variety of forensically-relevant human samples.

Extracts DNA from forensic samples including saliva (liquid, swab, stains, storage card - FTA), blood (liquid, swab, stains, storage card - FTA), and tissue (solid, hair)

Produces high-quality single-stranded DNA proven for use with STR, PCR, qPCR and whole genome amplification

Each kit contains forensicGEM, Histosolv, BLUE buffer, RED+ buffer and ORANGE+ buffer

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prepGEM Universal

Extracts DNA from blood, saliva, and tissue including animal (ear punches, mouse tails, insect) and cell culture

Produces single-stranded DNA for STR, PCR, qPCR, whole genome amplification, amplicon sequencing

Perfect for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing with NGS

Each extraction kit contains prepGEM, Histosolv, BLUE buffer, RED+ buffer, and ORANGE+ buffer

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