TechValidate Research on Thermo Fisher Scientific Molecular Biology

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141 Customers Surveyed

1,162 Data Points Collected

23 Published TechFacts

4 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Invitrogen Platinum SuperFi DNA Polymerase Customer Testimonial

Successful amplification with DNA samples containing impurities.

Purchaser, Educational Institution

Thermo Fisher Products and Services Case Study

Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise health care company is based on a May 2019 survey of Thermo Fisher Products and Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Providing robust glycerol-free enzymes that performed in our assays as required without the need for big changes in formulations/ processes. Providing reliable technical support and flexible supply service.”
- R&D Manager

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Thermo Fisher Products and Services:

  • Challenges they were experiencing with their previous supplier(s) that prompted them to evaluate Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes:
    • Difficulty integrating lyophilization-compatible enzymes into existing protocol

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Thermo Fisher Products and Services that the surveyed company uses:

  • Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzyme(s) for which they have included in their molecular assay:
    • Lyo-ready Platinum Taq DNA polymerase
  • Chose Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes for their molecular diagnostics kits for the following reasons:
    • Large selection of enzyme options for reverse transcriptases and DNA polymerases
    • Compatibility with our assay design and platform
    • Proactive rather than reactive partnership (e.g., support, troubleshooting, consulting, etc.)
  • Applications for which they already use Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes:
    • RT-qPCR/qPCR assay
    • Multiplex PCR

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Thermo Fisher Products and Services:

  • Improvements they have achieved using Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes in their assay development:
    • Robust amplification of challenging templates (e.g., low-purity, degraded)
    • Increased sensitivity/yield
    • Reproducible assay with batch-to-batch consistency
    • Minimal optimization
  • Thermo Fisher capabilities compared to other suppliers evaluated or used for lyophilization-compatible enzymes:
    • Breadth of product portfolio and customization capabilities: significantly better
    • Dedicated and responsive customer/technical support: significantly better
    • Scalability to support your future commercialization needs: significantly better

Invitrogen Platinum SuperFi DNA Polymerase Customer Testimonial

This polymerase has been quite helpful on DNA segments that have multiple regions of very tight base pairings along a single strand.

Principal Investigator, Foundation

Invitrogen Platinum SuperFi DNA Polymerase Customer Research

What were your reasons to choose Invitrogen Platinum SuperFi DNA Polymerase?

Low error rate
62%
Amplification of long sequences
46%
Specificity / reduced primer dimers
34%
Convenient setup (e.g., room temperature setup, reduced cycling time, direct gel loading)
30%
Amplification of low-input DNA
29%
Versatility for different applications
27%
Amplification of GC-rich DNA
23%
Amplification of degraded or low-purity DNA
18%

Thermo Fisher Products and Services Case Study

Small Business Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business health care company is based on a June 2019 survey of Thermo Fisher Products and Services customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“It has been very useful for stabilising the assay without a need to concentrate the enzyme in an effort to minimise glycerol level.”
- R&D Manager

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Thermo Fisher Products and Services:

  • Challenges they were experiencing with their previous supplier(s) that prompted them to evaluate Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes:
    • Performance variability

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Thermo Fisher Products and Services that the surveyed company uses:

  • Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzyme(s) for which they have included in their molecular assay:
    • Lyo-ready Maxima reverse transcriptase
    • Ribolock
  • Chose Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes for their molecular diagnostics kits for the following reasons:
    • Better performance with Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes than other commercially available suppliers
    • Compatibility with our assay design and platform
    • Proactive rather than reactive partnership (e.g., support, troubleshooting, consulting, etc.)
  • Applications for which they already use Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes:
    • Isothermal Lamp BART assay

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Thermo Fisher Products and Services:

  • Improvements they have achieved using Thermo Fisher Lyo-ready enzymes in their assay development:
    • Robust amplification of challenging templates (e.g., low-purity, degraded)
    • Increased sensitivity/yield
    • Reproducible assay with batch-to-batch consistency
    • Easy to lyophilize
  • Thermo Fisher capabilities compared to other suppliers evaluated or used for lyophilization-compatible enzymes:
    • Ease of adoption for lyophilization in assay development: best in class
    • Breadth of product portfolio and customization capabilities: significantly better
    • Dedicated and responsive customer/technical support: best in class
    • Scalability to support your future commercialization needs: significantly better
    • Overall performance from lyophilization-compatible enzyme(s): best in class

Invitrogen Platinum SuperFi DNA Polymerase Customer Research

Select the applications for which you already have used Platinum SuperFi DNA Polymerase.

Cloning / subcloning
61%
Direct PCR (e.g., with blood, bacterial colonies)
30%
Sanger sequencing
26%
NGS library amplification
25%
Genotyping
23%
Multiplex PCR
19%
Site-directed mutagenesis
18%
Genetic mapping / testing
10%


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About Thermo Fisher Scientific Molecular Biology

Thermo Scientific molecular biology products include innovative high-quality reagents and plastic consumables designed to deliver reproducibility and performance for every step of your molecular biology workflow. We offer reliable solutions for your molecular biology applications, including these well-known products from Thermo Scientific: FastDigest Restriction Enzymes, GeneRuler DNA Ladders, Maxima Reverse Transcriptases, and Phusion High-Fidelity DNA Polymerases.

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