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TransPlex® Whole Transcriptome Amplification Kit

DNA polymerase separate.


Quality Level


whole genome amplification: suitable

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.


General description

TransPlex®, a Whole Transcriptome Amplification (WTA) method, allows for representative amplification of nanogram quantities of total RNA in less than 4 hours without 3′-bias. Microgram quantities of amplification product generated from tissue, cultured cells, formalin-fixed samples, or serum are suitable for downstream applications such as qPCR and microarray analyses.


TransPlex® Whole Transcriptome Amplification Kit has been used to synthesize double-stranded cDNA. It has also been used in the amplification of cDNA.
Suitable for use with downstream applications including:
  • qPCR
  • microarray analysis
  • cloning

Features and Benefits

  • Amplification of total RNA in less than 4 hours with less than 30 minutes of "hands-on" time
  • Only 5 ng of starting material required to produce a highly representative library from total RNA
  • Microgram quantities of amplification product generated from intact RNA from tissue, cultured cells, serum, or degraded RNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples


The WTA process involves two steps. In the first step, sample RNA is reverse transcribed with non-self-complementary primers composed of a quasi-random 3′ end and a universal 5′ end. As polymerization proceeds, displaced single strands serve as new templates for primer annealing and extension. The resultant OmniPlex cDNA library, comprised of random, overlapping 100 - 1000 base fragments flanked by universal end sequence, is then amplified by PCR with the universal primer to produce WTA product.

Legal Information

TransPlex is a registered trademark of Rubicon Genomics, Inc.

Kit Components Also Available Separately

Product No.

  • W4502Water, Nuclease-Free Water, for Molecular Biology

  • D7295Deoxynucleotide Mix, 10 mM, Molecular Biology Reagent


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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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