gb Easy PCR Master Mix consists of hot-start Taq DNA polymerase, reaction buffer, dNTP and MgCl2. The Taq polymerase is chemically modified DNA polymerase from Thermus aquaticus. This polymerase is completely inactive at room temperature but it is rapidly activated during the initial denaturation step of PCR. The product falls into a group of TaqMan Real-Time PCR Master Mixes to provide probe-based qPCR.
Oncolytic viruses, which include both naturally occurring wild-type viruses/attenuated viruses and genetically modified viruses, have recently been developed for use in innovative cancer therapies. Genetically modified oncolytic viruses possess the unique ability to replicate conditionally as a unique gene therapy product. Since oncolytic viruses exhibit prolonged persistence in patients, viral shedding and transmission to third parties should be major concerns for clinical trials along with the clinical safety and efficacy.
Shedding is linked to biodistribution studies but unlike biodistribution, which describes how a product is spread within the animal model’s or patient’s body from the site of administration, shedding describes how it is excreted or released from the body.
In Generi Biotech, we have vast experience with qPCR testing in different matrices, most commonly in:
- excreta (feces)
- secreta (urine, saliva, nasopharyngeal fluids etc.)
- skin-related tissue biopsies (pustules, sores, wounds)