Does this mean the matrix standards have also changed to include the WEN dye?
Yes, due to the ILS dye change, a corresponding dye change has been implemented in our matrix kits. The matrix standards for multicapillary instruments are now provided in a single-tube format with a recommended storage temperature of 4°C—making it more convenient for users.
What changed in the PowerPlex® STR kits?
The pre-amplification components of the STR system (primer mix and master mix) have not changed. The catalog number and product names of the STR kits also have not changed. The only change is that beginning June 10, 2016, the 5-dye PowerPlex® Systems will contain an ILS that is labeled with WEN dye instead of CC5 dye.
How do I choose the right replacement product for evaluation?
The table below highlights the key changes for the ILS associated with PowerPlex® 5-dye STR chemistry. Also included is the first batch information for the PowerPlex® System kits that contain WEN ILS 500 products.