Posts Tagged: PCR

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Q&A with digital PCR quiz winner, Laurent Starck

We’re happy to announce that Laurent Starck is among the top three scorers of this year’s digital PCR quiz. Laurent is a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany. A special congratulations to Laurent! How did you first get interested in science and nano neuroscience research? As long… Read article →


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New tool helps scientists, veterinarians shed light on koala chlamydia infections

Fast, accurate testing is important when studying infections in a wildlife setting. That’s why researchers in Australia, looking to improve on the time required by traditional PCR tests to detect chlamydia infections in koalas, created a new, rapid point-of-care diagnostic tool. Their research was published in Microbiology Open. The loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay gives… Read article →


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At the crossroads – qPCR and dPCR

When it comes to molecular biology and genomics research involving nucleic acid quantification, scientists often find themselves standing at the crossroads. Which quantification technique to choose to achieve research goals efficiently – the more precise and robust digital PCR (dPCR) or the more standardized and familiar quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). The choice is application dependent…. Read article →


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How AllTaq Kits improve everyday PCR

Working with DNA samples requires a lot of accuracy and precision. Anyone who has ever run a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is very aware of how time consuming and complex this technique is. There are so many rules to follow and steps where potential mistakes can be introduced. But, does it have to be that… Read article →


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Introducing Q-Rex – the king of convenience

New customizable plug-and-play software for the Rotor-Gene Q simplifies workflow and analysis Q-Rex consists of a core software that drives the RGQ hardware. It enables experiment setup, data acquisition and performs basic analyses, plus a suite of plug-ins that expand the capacity of Q-Rex with specific analytical capabilities. It allows you to easily create the… Read article →