Can I use PCR Mix other than the Quanta Bio mixes recommended by Stilla?
Depending on the application Stilla Technologies recommends the use of naica® multiplex PCR MIX for fluorescently labelled probe-based digital PCR assays or naica® PCR MIX for EvaGreen® dye-based Digital PCR assays for optimal results with Crystal Digital PCR™ for DNA amplification. These reagents are available at 5X and 10X concentrations and Stilla Technologies provides fast cycle or conventional PCR cycling protocols for initial protocol development.
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Stilla Technologies recommends the use of qScriptTM XLT One-Step RT-qPCR ToughMix® for RT-PCR. As an alternative the following PCR mastermixes are validated for the naica® system: PerfeCTa® MultiPlex qPCR ToughMix®, the PerfeCTa® qPCR ToughMix® UNG and PerfeCTa® qPCR ToughMix®. Any other enzymatic mix needs to be evaluated by the user prior to performing experiments, as Stilla Technologies cannot guarantee compatibility of any other enzymatic mix with the naica® system.