Application Note: Ultrapure water free from biologically active impurities suitable for PCR
30 November 2020

PCR techniques are in widespread use through the life science sector for amplification of genetic material, from fundamental genomic research through to advanced biomedical and forensic applications. The need for reagents and solutions free from nucleases (DNase, RNase) which could cause breakdown of oligonucleotides is widely recognized, however, the influence of other waterborne contaminants is rarely considered. These could cause problems with the test results so it is vital that water should be used which is free from waterborne contaminants.