forensicGEM Universal

192,00 €

forensicGEM Universal

Extracts DNA from forensic samples including saliva (liquid, swab, stains, storage card – FTA), blood (liquid, swab, stains, storage card – FTA), and tissue (solid, hair)

Produces high-quality single-stranded DNA proven for use with STR, PCR, qPCR and whole genome amplification

Each kit contains forensicGEM, Histosolv, BLUE buffer, RED+ buffer and ORANGE+ buffer

# of ReactionsProduct CodePrix
50 rxns PUN0050 192,00 €
100 rxns PUN0100 363,00 €
500 rxns PUN0500 1723,00 €
1000 rxns PUN1000 3265,00 €

MicroGEM’s forensicGEM Universal kit is the perfect solution for forensic sample processing where speed, sample size and sample integrity are critical. Our temperature-controlled extraction process allows for lysis without purification. It uses a novel cocktail of temperature-dependent enzymes rather than detergents and reducing agents, such as SDS, mercaptoethonol, and DTT, that inhibit qPCR and STR analysis. Hands-free, single-tube processing means DNA yields are maintained, processing time is quick, and opportunities for contamination are minimized. This is the perfect approach for processing high volumes of samples when quick turnaround is critical and when DNA extraction from small volume forensic samples is required.

  • Simplified, hands-off workflow provides STR, PCR and qPCR-ready DNA in 15 minutes
  • No purification steps makes it possible to extract DNA in very small volumes
  • Quick sample prep frees up technician time, reduces lab costs, and speeds up response time
  • Reduced handling protects the integrity of the sample
  • Compatible with existing thermal cyclers, making it easy to automate for quick DNA extractions.
  • Single tube processing results in significant reductions in the cost of consumables and hazardous/plastic waste


Quick-Start Guide: forensicGEM Universal (pdf)

Safety Data Sheet: forensicGEM Universal (pdf)

App Note: Extraction of DNA from cigarette butts using forensicGEM Universal (pdf)

Final Report: Pre-Extraction Separation of Mixed Source DNA Samples Through Micromanipulation and Direct PCR Short Tandem Repeat Typing of Cells. New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 2016. Released by the Office of Justice Programs’ National Criminal Justice Reference Service (pdf)
A study conducted by the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner demonstrated prepGEM Tissue (part of the forensicGEM Universal kit) had the highest DNA recovery to obtain high fraction profiles from fingerprints and epithelial cells among the methods compared.