Molecular Biology Reagents for Food Analysis

Discover the range of products Lucerna-Chem provides supporting food analysis: 

  • State-of-the-art sample collection tools
  • State-of-the-art sample disruption
  • Vast range and choice of nucleic acide extraction kits
  • Reliable PCR analysis reagents

Sample Disruption

FastPrep-24™ 5G bead beating grinder and lysis system

The FastPrep-24™ 5G instrument is most advanced lysis, homogenization & grinding for genomics, proteomics, or other chemical analysis from any sample type including yeast, fungi, bacteria, soft tissues, cells, fecal or soil samples, teeth, bones, hair and building materials. Read more.

  • Short processing time, intuitive handling
  • Provides the highest yield of DNA, RNA and Proteins
  • Processes any sample type with highest quality results
  • Suitable for lysis of highly contagious samples
  • Interchangeable adapters: 2ml, 4.5ml, 15ml and 50ml tube adapters

Choose from a vast range of sample lysing matrices. Read more | Order

Sample Collection & Preservation

DNA/RNA Shield

DNA or RNA transport and storage medium for any biological sample. It preserves genetic integrity and expression profiles of samples at ambient temperatures and completely inactivates infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, & parasites).

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Collection Devices

Upgrade the quality and preservation of your samples with Zymo Research sample collection kits and devices using ground-breaking reagent technology to protect nucleic acid for analysis and storage!

Sample Type
DNA/RNA Shield Reagent
Fecal Collection Tube
Swab Collection Tube
Blood Collection Tube
Saliva Collection Kit
Lysis Tubes
Urine Collection & Buffer
Swab Samples
Environmental Samples
Vector (Tissue & Insect

DNA / RNA Extraction and Purification

Direct-zol™ DNA/RNA

Purify RNA and DNA in 7 minutes into separate fractions with just one spin-column, directly from a sample in TRIzol, TRI Reagent® or a similar acid-guanidinium-phenol based reagent. Bypass chloroform, phase separation and precipitation steps.

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TRI Reagent®

A cost-effective and efficient method for isolation of total RNA or simultaneous isolation of RNA, DNA and proteins. It allows for a comprehensive analysis of gene expression in a variety of samples of human, animal, plant, yeast, bacterial and viral origin.


FastDNA Kits

MP Biomedicals offers a comprehensive range of nucleic acid extraction kits and reagents designed to reliably and robustly generate high yields of high-quality genomic DNA, plasmid DNA, RNA or total nucleic acid from a variety of sample types.

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Quick-DNA Kits

The Quick-DNA Kits are the easiest DNA isolation kits for rapid isolation of total DNA (e.g., genomic, mitochondrial, viral) from a variety of biological sample sources. Whole blood (fresh or stored), buffy coat, buccal cells, cells from culture, saliva, and other biological liquid samples.

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PCR solutions

SolisFAST® qPCR Products

SolisFAST® DNA Polymerase is an in silico designed enzyme with fast extension rates and a programmed tolerance to inhibitory substances.

  • Extremely inhibitor tolerant
  • qPCR results in 30 minutes
  • up to 5-plex assays
  • low- and high-copy targets
  • robust performance
  • 30-day stability at room temperature
  • ice free shipping

Read more about the performance at high inhibitor levels.

SolisFAST® Probe qPCR Mix

Extremely fast and highly sensitive probe-based qPCR Mix that has been optimized for detection and quantification of up to five targets

UNG available to prevent cross-contamination. More details.

SolisFAST® SolisGreen® qPCR Mix

SolisFAST® SolisGreen® qPCR Mix is a 5x-concentrated ready-to-use solution optimized for fast, highly sensitive and reproducible dye-based qPCR assays.

SolisFAST® Endpoint PCR Products

A complete range of enzymes and master mixes for highly processive, thermostable and robust PCR reactions. Due to Stability TAG technology, the enzymes and master mixes have an enhanced stability at ambient temperature with no activity loss up to 1 month.

  • PCR Results in 20 minutes
  • multiplexing for up to 18 targets
  • fast hot-start (30 sec – 3 min)
  • low- and high-copy targets
  • 5x concentration
  • ice free shipping

Read more about the exceptional stability of the SolisFAST® products.

SolisFAST® Master Mix,
Ready to Load

Ultra fast endpoint PCR Master Mix that includes novel in-silico designed SolisFAST® DNA Polymerase for robust and accurate target detection. Includes two tracking dyes.

UNG available to prevent cross-contamination. More details | Order

HOT FIREPol® Blend Master Mix Ready to Load

This mix contains two carefully optimized enzymes – the HOT FIREPol® DNA polymerase and a proofreading polymerase and features both the 5’→ 3’ exonuclease activity as well as the 3’→ 5’ proofreading activity.

5x fidelity vs Taq.