An intuitive touch screen and a reliable performance can make a big difference in PCR. In this video, customers explain how Bio-Rad’s T100 thermal cycler helps them make the most of their PCR experiments.
Obtaining accurate quantitative PCR data depends on choosing and validating the proper reagents for a given experiment. These new tutorials present the knowledge base needed to understand the parameters involved in reagent selection in order to get the best results from real-time PCR procedures.
Digital PCR at the Next Level: Users Find Many Applications for the QX100™ Droplet Digital™ PCR System
The QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system gives researchers an improvement in PCR precision and sensitivity. See how this innovative digital PCR system is enabling companies to create better products, improve workflow efficiencies, and validate results with greater accuracy than previous methods allowed.
Dr. Tim Inglis of the University of Western Australia seeks better ways to conduct surveillance and respond to outbreaks of tropical infectious diseases. For over a decade he’s been developing detection assays for a slate of pathogens. Find out how Bio-Rad’s MiniOpticon Real-Time PCR system allows him to effectively run these assays in such remote locations as the Kimberley Wilderness in Australia’s Top End.5
The PX1 PCR Plate Sealer efficiently seals microplates used in thermal cycling. This heat sealing method consistently delivers reliable data by helping eliminate sample evaporation during PCR.4
The significant drop in leprosy worldwide is attributed to the development of antimicrobial multidrug therapy (MDT). Resistance to rifampicin — the backbone of MDT treatment — has appeared. Controlling leprosy transmission requires routine surveillance for mutations in the drug target genes before, during, and after the course of treatment. New high resolution melt (HRM) assays offer leprosy researchers a faster, more economical method to investigate resistance targets.
This tech report describes an automated method of RNA extraction using the Aurum total RNA 96 kit and its use in a magnetic–bead based automated process. Results show that throughput can be easily increased with the Aurum total RNA 96 kit and that the automation protocols yield more reliable results, particularly when high sample volumes are used.4
The proprietary warp-free Hard-Shell plates have a reputation as premium plates and were widely used on Bio-Rad, MJ, and Applied Biosystems instruments for the Human Genome Project. Now, researchers can use the same high-quality Hard-Shell plates on Roche LightCycler 480 instruments.5
Not all cDNA synthesis kits have the same capacity to protect the integrity of RNA. An optimal level of RNase inhibitor is critical for powerful RNase inhibition and efficient reverse transcription. The iScript™ cDNA synthesis kit comes with a 5x iScript reaction mix and iScript reverse transcriptase, which is also blended with a potent RNase inhibitor.