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Promega Launches Sanger Sequencing Chemistry Compatible With All Capillary Electrophoresis Platforms

ProDye™ Terminator Sequencing System brings Sanger sequencing to any size laboratory

Madison, WI USA. (October 19, 2021)

Research labs performing Sanger sequencing can now use Promega chemistry on any capillary electrophoresis (CE) platform. The ProDye™ Terminator Sequencing System, launched today by Promega Corporation, can be implemented on any CE instrument, including the benchtop Spectrum Compact CE System.

More than 40 years after its invention, Sanger sequencing remains the gold standard for DNA sequencing. It is often used for mitochondrial sequencing and de novo sequencing, or to confirm results from next-generation sequencing (NGS). Even as NGS becomes less expensive, Sanger sequencing remains the most cost-efficient method for sequencing shorter pieces of DNA.

“The workflows for sequencing already exist,” says Jay Lemke, Sr. Research Scientist at Promega Corporation. “We designed this kit to fit into those workflows as they exist now.”

The ProDye™ Terminator Sequencing System uses a proprietary thermostable DNA polymerase alongside the same dyes contained in the BigDye® Terminator V3.1 Cycle Sequencing Kit produced by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Promega supports the implementation of ProDye™ chemistry on instruments such as the Spectrum Compact CE System, a benchtop CE system launched by Promega in 2020, as well as SeqStudio Genetic Analyzers and Applied Biosystems® Genetic Analyzers.

About Promega Corporation

Promega Corporation is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. The company’s portfolio of over 4,000 products support a range of life science work across areas such as cell biology; DNA, RNA and protein analysis; drug development; human identification and molecular diagnostics. For over 40 years these tools and technologies have grown in their application and are used today by scientists and technicians in labs for academic and government research, forensics, pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics and agricultural and environmental testing. Promega is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors.


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