The PowerPlex® ESX 17 and ESI 17 Fast Systems are designed for human identification applications including forensic analysis, relationship testing and research use. These kits can be used for both casework and database samples, simplifying workflows. These systems meet the ENFSI recommendations for DNA profile sharing across Europe and allow co-amplification and detection of D3S1358, D8S1179, D18S51, D21S11, FGA, TH01, vWA, D2S441, D10S1248, D22S1045, D1S1656, D12S391, D2S1338, D16S539, D19S433, SE33 and Amelogenin.
These systems provide all materials necessary to amplify STR regions of human genomic DNA, including a hot-start thermostable DNA polymerase. Rapid cycling technology enables amplification to be done in less than 50 minutes. Additionally, the kits have superior tolerance to common inhibitors and superior sensitivity to obtain full profiles from low-level DNA and are robust enough to genotype degraded DNA samples through the use of miniSTR loci.
These two STR systems can be used to complement each other when analyzing degraded or challenging samples to maximize recovery of allelic information from as many loci as possible and allow confirmation of results obtained with the other system.
This system is compatible with Spectrum and Spectrum Compact CE Systems and Applied Biosystems® 3130, 3130xl, 3500 and 3500xL Genetic Analyzers.