AccuPower® HotStart PCR PreMix

Hot Start PCR master mix, unique Hot Start method for DNA amplification

AccuPower® HotStart PCR PreMix is a PCR master mix containing a thermostable DNA polymerase, thermostable pyrophosphatase, reaction buffer, dNTPs, tracking dye, and patented stabilizer in a ready to use hotstart PCR master mix.

Bioneer uses a unique enzyme-mediated HotStart PCR that provides robust and reliable results. Bioneer’s Top DNA Polymerase is inhibited at lower temperatures (< 70°C) by pyrophosphate. However, Top DNA Polymerase is rendered fully active at temperatures above 70°C via pyrophosphate hydrolysis with our thermostable pyrophosphatase. This prevents the formation of mis-primed products and primer-dimers during the reaction set up process resulting in improved PCR specificity. It is ideal for nucleic acid amplification reactions involving complex genomic or cDNA templates, very low copy targets, and multiplex reactions.


Features and Benefits

  • Ease of use: Just add template and primers and start your PCR, dNTPs, buffer and enzyme are provided
  • Stability: Stable at room temperature for a month and for 2 years in a -20°C freezer


  •  HotStart: Unique enzyme mediated HotStart results in greater specificity and more robust reactions

5' to 3' exonuclease activity: No
3' to 5' exonuclease activity: No
Terminal transferase activity: Yes
Fragment Size: Up to 12 kb


HotStart PCR up to 12 kb
PCR with complex genomic templates/low copy
Templates cDNA
Multiplex PCR reactions

Figure 1. Specificity comparison between AccuPower® PCR PreMix and AccuPower® HotStart PCR PreMix. 50 ng human genomic DNA was amplified into 2.5 - 3 kb fragments with the two products.

A: AccuPower PCR PreMix
B: AccuPower HotStart PCR PreMix
Lane M: 1 kb DNA Ladder (D-1040)
Lane 1: 2.5 kb product
Lane 2: 3.0 kb product

Figure 2. Specificity comparison of multiplex PCR with various HotStart PCR reagents. Each PCR mixture with 2 ng of human genomic DNA and 2 pairs of primers (p53 + p55 and p55 + p63) was incubated for 2 hours at 37°C prior to performing multiplex PCR.


M: 100 bp DNA Ladder (D-1030)
A: AccuPower® HotStart PCR PreMix
B: Control – AccuPower® PCR PreMix
C: Company T's antibody mediated HotStart Taq DNA polymerase (0.5 U)
D: Company A’s antibody mediated HotStart Taq DNA polymerase (1.0 U)

AccuPower® Hotstart PCR PreMix

AccuPower® Hotstart PCR PreMix

• AccuPower® PreMix series - 2010 Brochure

Quality Assurance
Bioneer is the holder of Quality Management System Certificates for the following standards.

ISO 9001:2008 - certificate

EN ISO 13485:2003 / AC:2009 - certificate