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The PD1 race picks up pace

If you’ve been following developments in cancer immunotherapy closely, you’ve probably heard of programmed death 1 (PD1/PDCD1, also known as CD279) and PDL1 (CD274). Their interaction is at the center of new immune checkpoint-targeting therapies coming out of the pharmaceutical industry, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb’s nivolumab and Merck’s pembrolizumab (1, 5). What are PD1 and PDL1, and… Read article →


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qPCR from start to finish – get our new technical guide

Over the years, we’ve offered a lot of presentations, and one of the most consistently well-attended is the Introduction to qPCR (view the recording). That’s no surprise – qPCR remains one of the most widely-used techniques for gene expression analysis, offering wide dynamic range, great sensitivity and specificity, and accessibility for most researchers. Now, as a… Read article →




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A winning combination in advanced genotyping

Fast and reliable multiplex PCR using high-quality gDNA Multiplex PCR technology is becoming standard in genotyping studies due to its revolutionary impact on experiments involving large numbers of PCR reactions, yielding major savings in both time and cost of reagents. Nowadays, genotyping and DNA testing applications in research, forensic and diagnostic laboratories all use multiplex PCR… Read article →