forensicGEM Sperm is a rapid kit for extracting DNA from tough sperm heads. Using temperature controls, this kit requires no reducing agents, such as SDS, mercaptoethanol or DTT, that inhibit qPCR and STR analysis, As a result, DNA yields are maintained, processing time is quick, and opportunities for contamination are minimized making this the perfect approach for differential extractions and y-screening. This kit works with:
- Sperm cells
- Semen stains
- Vaginal swabs
Depending on your laboratory equipment and end-use application, MicroGEM offers two options:
To use your lab’s existing thermocycler or liquid handler, choose the forensicGEM Sperm Kit, optimized with our proprietary enzyme cocktail to rapidly degrade sperm heads and digest the remaining tissue and nucleases.
The kit produces single-stranded DNA suitable for STR, PCR, qPCR.
MicroGEM’s automated technology ensures simple automation with only two steps – quick sample prep and closed tube automated DNA extraction and purification. This method generates double-stranded DNA, suitable for high throughput screening and works perfectly for STR, PCR, and qPCR.