During standard PCR cycling, primer-dimer formation and other nonspecific primer annealing can occur while the machine is heating up.  This can be detrimental for tough PCR reactions. It is possible to perform a manual hot-start by adding the enzyme or other critical reaction component after the tubes reach melting temperature.  But using a hot start product makes the process much easier. 

Our Cesium enzymes are double cold-sensitive mutants of Taq or Klentaq1 DNA Polymerases.  They provide an automatic hot start for PCR due to suppressed activity at low temperatures.

Our RockStart buffer can be used with any enzyme to provide an automatic hot start.  

Table of Matching Products
Product Name Cat # Amount Price Purchase
Cesium Klentaq AC 240 100 ul (2,000 X 25 ul rxns) $190.00
Cesium Klentaq AC LA 250 100 ul (2,000 X 25 ul rxns) $190.00
Cesium Klentaq C 280 100 ul (2,000 X 25 ul rxns) $190.00
Cesium Klentaq C LA 290 100 ul (2,000 X 25 ul rxns) $190.00
CesiumTaq 200 100 ul (2,000 X 25 ul rxns) $190.00
CesiumTaq LA 210 100 ul (2,000 X 25 ul rxns) $190.00
Enzyme Combo 500 variable $280.00
Enzyme Combo LA 510 variable $280.00
RockStart Rock100 100 rxns $50.00