ZyGEM NZ manufactures recombinant enzymes on-site according to ISO 18385:2016, (minimizing the risk of human DNA contamination in products used to collect, store and analyze biological material for forensic purposes).

In forensic labs, DNA analysis must be done expeditiously, with minimal process and maximum workflow efficiency. Three critical words describe how our line of DNA extraction products enable forensic DNA analysis - rapid, simple and inhibitor-free.

We leverage a proprietary extremophile protease whose activity is highly temperature-dependent, and capable of rapidly digesting non-nucleic acid components in a sample.  A single-step extraction provides process simplicity (that can be automated) while generating high-quality PCR-ready DNA. This unique chemistry avoids conventional solid phase extraction and, inherently, the PCR-inhibitory reagents (IPA and guanidine) associated with conventional methods. The resultant chemistry provides simple, hands-free DNA extraction in a process that approaches direct-to-PCR methods.

Using the ZyGEM PDQeX System, work flow is hands-off and fully automated. And using ZyGEM disposable extractor cartridges protects the integrity of your samples and the safety of your staff.

PDQeX System

The PDQeX 2400 is a robust DNA extraction system that prepares PCR-ready DNA within 7-20 minutes or less. Its small footprint (200 x 200 mm), disposable extractor cartridges and 24 sample capacity make it perfectly suited to the needs of all types of laboratories, protecting the integrity of the sample and the safety of lab personnel.

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PDQeX Kits

PDQeX forensicGEM Blood

PDQeX forensicGEM Blood is formulated for forensic applications including DNA extraction from liquid blood, bloodstains and storage card blood for PCR/STR-ready DNA in approximately 12 minutes.

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100
XBX0100
500
XBX0500
1000
XBX1000

PDQeX forensicGEM SexCrime

PDQeX forensicGEM SexCrime takes advantage of our Acrosolv reagent which lyses sperm without needing chemicals that inhibit qPCR or STR amplification (such as SDS, mercaptoethanol and/or DTT).

Product Codes

100
XSC0100
500
XSC0500
1000
XSC1000

PDQeX forensicGEM Tissue

Perfect for larger tissue samples such as flesh, PDQeX forensicGEM Tissue uses a formulation of enzymes called Histosolv to disrupt solid tissue and extract large amounts of DNA from a small initial sample to liberate PCR/STR-ready DNA in approximately 13 minutes.

Product Codes

100
XTI0100
500
XTI0500
1000
XTI1000

PDQeX forensicGEM Standard

This kit provides automated DNA extraction from a wide range of samples including buccal, vaginal, cigarette, disperse tissue and solid tissue (such as hair follicles). It is rigorously prepared and tested to ISO standards (ISO18385).

Product Codes

100
XBU0100
500
XBU0500
1000
XBU1000

Manual Extraction

forensicGEM Universal

forensicGEM Universal is a reagent kit that extracts DNA from a wide range of forensic samples including blood, bloodstains, cigarettes, saliva, buccal swabs, sample on stage cards and solid tissue (such as hair follicles) in a standard thermocycler in under 20 minutes.

Product Codes

100
FUN0100
500
FUN0500
1000
FUN1000

forensicGEM SexCrime

forensicGEM SexCrime is a reagent kit that uses our proprietary sperm-head lysis reagent Acrosolv. The kit is ideal for producing high-quality DNA from semen, semen stains and vaginal swabs.

Product Codes

100
FSC0100
500
FSC0500
1000
FSC1000

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