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Complex Genetic Testing Simplified

Asuragen, a Bio-Techne brand, provides best-in-class molecular diagnostic products to improve the way patients are treated in genetics and oncology. Our diagnostic systems, which include proprietary chemistry and software, are designed for use with widely available instruments to ease adoption and quickly expand lab test menus. Our diagnostic tests and companion diagnostics partnerships address current and emerging clinical needs in reproductive health, cancer diagnosis and monitoring and inherited disease. 

The Asuragen Genetics portfolio employs our proprietary molecular chemistry and informatics capabilities to solve unmet testing needs in inherited genetic disorders. The technology overcame a 20-year challenge by reliably amplifying the FMR1 gene. This allowed researchers to gain a deeper understanding of fragile X syndrome, the most common known inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism. Over the last few years, we have extended the AmplideX chemistry to other complex inherited genetic disorders. These include debilitating disorders that are caused by pathogenic expansions in DMPK, HTT, and C9orf72 genes.

Our easy-to-use kits with shared workflows reduce complexity for the lab, provide streamlined implementation, and quick expansion of lab test menus with offerings that are designed for use with widely available instruments.


Save time with one shared workflow to analyze three common genetic targets


AmplideX PCR/CE CFTR Kit*

Informed by recent large-scale, population studies**, this assay has been designed to provide the broadest coverage of the U.S. population of any available targeted CFTR kit.


AmplideX PCR/CE SMN1/2 Plus Kit*

With a simple PCR/CE workflow that provides results in under 4 hours, this assay not only gives SMN1 and SMN2 copy number information but also provides variant status information for gene duplication and disease modifier variants.


AmplideX PCR/CE FMR1 Reagents*

With a PCR-only workflow, that eliminates the need to do southern blot and provides reliable, robust results, this product has become the gold standard for FMR1 testing worldwide.

*For Research Use Only. Not For Use in Diagnostic Procedures. ** Based on data from Beauchamp KA, et al. Genet Med. 2019