Compatibility with thermocyclers and extraction methods

Fast-track diagnostics kits are compatible with many of the most widely available real-time PCR open- system thermocyclers used in laboratories today

Offering one of the widest ranges of assays available, our kits are an effective way of rapidly expanding the content and usage of expensive instruments occupying a relatively large footprint on the lab bench.

Every kit is validated for use with the following instruments:

  • Applied Biosystems 7500 (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Applied Biosystems 7500 fast (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Applied Biosystems ViiA™7 (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Rotor-Gene 3000 (Qiagen) • Rotor-Gene 6000 (Qiagen)
  • Rotor-Gene Q (Qiagen)
  • LightCycler® 480 (Roche)
  • CFX96™ (Bio-Rad)
  • DX (Bio-Rad™)
  • SmartCycler® (Cepheid)
  • qTOWER³ (Analytik Jena)

Detailed instructions on how to use our kits with each thermocycler can be found on FTD website > Resources.

More instruments are being added all the time, so contact us to find out if we are validating any not in the above list.

Note: our kits use four dyes with distinct excitation and emission wavelengths – green (520nm), yellow (550nm), orange (610nm) and red (670nm). For an instrument to be compatible it must be able to detect in all of these channels.

Our kits are also compatible with the following wide range of automatic, semi-automatic and manual extraction methods:

  • NucliSENS® easyMAG® (bioMérieux)
  • RTP® Pathogen Kit (STRATEC Biomedical AG)
  • RTP® Bacteria DNA Mini Kit (STRATEC Biomedical AG)
  • Duplicα ® Prep (EuroClone®)
  • Maxwell® (Promega)
  • QIAamp DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen)
  • QIAamp MiniElute Virus spin (Qiagen)
  • QIAamp Viral RNA Mini (Qiagen)
  • MagMax™ (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • QIAsymphony® SP instrument (Qiagen)
  • Arrow/ LIAISON®IXT (DiaSorin), SeePrep12™
  • Magtration® System 12GC PLUS (PSS®)
  • DNA preparation with InstaGene™ Matrix (Bio-Rad)
  • NucleoSpin® Blood (Macherey-Nagel)
  • NucleoSpin® DNA/RNA Virus Kit (Macherey-Nagel)
  • MagNA Pure 96 System (Roche)