Isothermal Amplification

Isothermal Amplification is becoming more and more popular as a simple and cost effective alternative to standard PCR.

Your general advantages:

  • No PCR Cycler necessary
  • Fast protocols
  • High reliability & specificity

The most famous “isoAmp” is LAMP.

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So what is LAMP (Loop-mediated isothermal Amplification) exactly?

Did you know that this method of Isothermal Amplification can be performed in only 5-10 minutes without big technical equipment like a PCR Cycler or similar devices?

Learn about this and more in our new video-tutorial “Overview of Loop-mediated isothermal Amplification”.

Schematic illustration LAMP

Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) uses 4-6 primers recognizing 6-8 distinct regions of target DNA. A strand-displacing DNA polymerase initiates synthesis and 2 of the primers form loop structures to facilitate subsequent rounds of amplification.

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NEB Scientists have recently published a well respected paper on highly-specific detection of pathogens of the tropical disease “river blindness” through LAMP and a simple color change.

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Visualizing the successful Isothermal Amplification using a simple color change! How does it work?

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WarmStart LAMP Kits

For simple and reliable LAMP experiments as an alternative to PCR we now offer WarmStart LAMP Kit (DNA & RNA) and WarmStart Colorimetric LAMP 2X Master Mix (DNA & RNA).

These Master Mixes contain – by NEB’s scientists in silico created, unique Designer Versions of Bst DNA Polymerase and a Reverse Transcriptase – optimized fpr Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification on DNA and RNA.

The new WarmStart LAMP 2X Master Mixes (DNA & RNA) are best suited as a fast and reliable analyzing method alternative for PCR in any Molecular Biology lab as well as in the field or DNA tests outside the lab.

  • Reliable amplification of DNA and RNA templates in only 5-50 minutes!
  • Simple, isothermal application without a PCR Cycler.
  • Detection of amplification through fluorescence (#E1700) or by eye through color change (#M1800).

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WarmStart® LAMP Kit (DNA & RNA) E1700S 100 rxns In den Shop wechseln Produktinformationen
WarmStart® LAMP Kit (DNA & RNA) E1700L 500 rxns In den Shop wechseln Produktinformationen
WarmStart® Colorimetric LAMP 2X Master Mix (DNA & RNA) M1800S 100 rxns In den Shop wechseln Produktinformationen
WarmStart® Colorimetric LAMP 2X Master Mix (DNA & RNA) M1800L 500 rxns In den Shop wechseln Produktinformationen

As of: 03.01.2019

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