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 7th July 2008 Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific announces launch of EasyStrip Snap Tubes for improved PCR workflow and enhanced QPCR sensitivity

EPSOM UK, (July 04, 2008) Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the launch of Thermo Scientific ABgene® EasyStrip Snap Tubes. This new range of PCR strip tubes, with individually attached caps, simplifies the set-up of PCR and QPCR reactions, enhances QPCR results, and allows easier and safer access to samples post-amplification.

EasyStrip Snap Tubes are available in different formats, depending on the required application. For standard PCR reactions, EasyStrip Snap Tubes are available in natural tubes with domed caps. For fluorescent applications, such as quantitative PCR (QPCR), Ultra Clear Caps (available in both white and natural tubes) provide an optically clear window into the reaction for enhanced detection of the fluorescent signal. Combined with the use of white tubes, for higher signal-to-noise ratio and increased reflection of the fluorescent signal, this ensures highly sensitive and consistent QPCR results.

Thermo Fisher Scientific PCR product manager, Melanie Yanek, comments, “EasyStrip Snap Tubes have been carefully designed and manufactured to allow the white tube/clear cap combination that is valuable for sensitive and consistent QPCR results. They are the only individually capped strips available in this format, demonstrating our commitment to providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of today’s life science laboratories.”

The individually attached caps on EasyStrip Snap Tubes allow the tubes to be sealed one at a time, making the aliquoting of samples much easier. The caps provide an excellent seal, virtually eliminating sample evaporation and ensuring reproducible results. In addition, each cap is clearly labelled with a letter on the cap tab to allow easier orientation of the tubes in the machine and on the bench, for improved sample tracking both pre- and post-PCR. After thermal cycling, each sample can be accessed individually, rather than removing an entire cap strip, which reduces the risk of cross-contamination of samples.

Like all ABgene PCR plastic consumables, EasyStrip Snap Tubes are manufactured to the highest standards in a clean room environment, eliminating the need for sterilisation prior to use. Each high-quality batch is certified free from DNase, RNase and genomic/human DNA and is application tested according to stringent QC protocols.

Thermo Scientific ABgene EasyStrip Snap Tubes are available in packs of 250 strips. For further information, visit, contact Melanie Yanek at +44 (0) 1372 723 456 or email Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With an annual revenue rate of more than $10 billion, we employ 30,000 people and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit


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