Biobanking

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Still using xylene to manually extract DNA from your FFPE samples?

For decades, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples have been collected and archived for long-term storage. They’re extremely valuable for carrying out research like mutation screening or pathogen detection. In general, deparaffinization of the FFPE tissue sections is achieved by manual xylene pretreatment, which dissolves the paraffin from the tissue, and a series of ethanol washes… Read article →


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How reliable are your samples?

Have you ever been in a situation where you prepared every necessary reagent for your experiment in the proper way, diligently performed every protocol step, and still ended up with background signals or even no signals in your gels, plots and blots? Have you conducted the experiment again while troubleshooting various components, but never found an answer? Wait – did you… Read article →


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QIAcube – Your most dependable companion in the lab!

Ever since I stepped into the lab, it became evident to me that sample purification holds vital importance, significantly contributing to the success of one’s research. The process of nucleic acid extraction and purification was once considered to be complicated, time-consuming, labor-intensive and limited, in terms of overall throughput. With today’s introduction of unique purification… Read article →


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Considerations for choosing the right sample disruption method

Workdays can sometimes seem very long when you have to use mortar and pestle in the lab to disrupt your samples. And sample disruption can be particularly tedious, time-consuming and prone to cross-contamination when having to process a number of different samples at the same time. Although mortar and pestle are still being used today… Read article →


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The Bioscientist Webinar Festival – a pool of educational content

Here at QIAGEN, one of our main aims is to provide you with excellent, actionable resources that will support you in your research and experiments. As a result, we create content on a regular basis that can help you gain insights into important topics of scientific and specialized interest. As part of this ongoing effort,… Read article →