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IDT further optimizes ZEN™ probes for qPCR

Jan 20, 2012

ZEN double-quenched probes can now be combined with a range of fluorescent dyes

CORALVILLE, IA (19th December 2011) – Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the world leader in oligonucleotide synthesis, has expanded its ZEN™ double-quencher probe portfolio to offer a new range of quencher/dye combinations. The probes are now available with a choice of five fluorescent dyes, FAM, HEX, TET, MAX or JOE, providing additional experimental flexibility. Part of the PrimeTime® qPCR product line, ZEN™ double-quenched probes generate less background while increasing experiment end point signal, significantly boosting qPCR sensitivity and precision when compared to more traditional probes. Data illustrating the power of utilizing the ZEN system can be found by downloading the ZEN™ overview brochure from the IDT website. To learn more about ZEN Double-Quenched Probes and other PrimeTime qPCR products, visit


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