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Solar Power Shines as a Bright Alternative to Fossil Fuel: Sustainability Part Two

California, with its abundance of sunshine, has a long history of support for solar energy. For Bio-Rad — headquartered in Hercules, California — solar power made business and environmental sense when considering clean energy alternatives. Bio-Rad’s solar project has proved to be a step in the right direction, mitigating the environmental impact of the company’s energy use, now and in the years to come.
ArticlesGeneral Interest

Green Thinking Sparks New Ideas, Better Programs: Sustainability Part One

Bio-Rad recognizes that reducing shipping associated with consumer products is a direct opportunity to slow greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. Bio-Rad supply centers consolidate shipping and packaging. Small steps collectively lead to big change. This is the first installation in a three-part series on sustainable practices developed on the Bio-Rad campus.
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Bio-Plex® System in Korea — Seeking to Improve Outcomes for Cancer Patients

Dr Hunseok Lee has known since childhood that he wanted to grow up to become a scientist. “You get to wear white gowns, look through a microscope at various substances so small they can’t be seen by the naked eye — those things were very attractive to me when I was young,” says Lee. But the realities of putting research into practice and translating ideas into experiments have proven far more strenuous than the young Lee anticipated.
ArticlesBio-Plex Multiplex AssaysProduct Highlights

New Multiplex Assays for Th17 Cytokine Research

The Bio-Plex Pro human Th17 cytokine panel is a unique blend of magnetic bead-based multiplex immunoassays for the robust and reproducible measurement of 15+1 soluble proteins involved in the T-helper cell type 17 immune response pathway.
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PrimePCR™ Lookup Tool

Use the PrimePCR lookup tool to find assays and panels for your genes of interest.
ArticlesDroplet Digital PCR (ddPCR)Product Highlights

A New Paradigm for Precise Quantitation of RNA

The one-step RT-ddPCR kit for probes creates a new paradigm for the precise quantitation of RNA by combining reverse transcription with Droplet Digital™ PCR (ddPCR™), providing an absolute measure of target RNA molecules with unrivaled precision and sensitivity
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Introducing iTaq Universal Supermixes for Highest Quality qPCR Results on Any Instrument

The iTaq™ universal SYBR® Green supermix and iTaq™ universal probes supermix are ready-to-use 2x supermixes formulated for sensitive, efficient, and reproducible qPCR data on any instrument.
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Third Generation PCR

The McCarroll laboratory studies the biological effects of human genome polymorphism, seeking to define how genome variation influences gene expression and risk of disease.
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Around the World with the ChemiDoc™ MP Imaging System

Bio-Rad has long demonstrated innovation in imaging, with the introduction of the stain-free gel electrophoresis workflow, which was rapidly followed by the launch of the Gel Doc™ EZ imager. Now, this progression continues with the release of the ChemiDoc™ MP imaging system.
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Application of Hexapeptide Libraries for Enhanced Protein Detection in Human Cellular Lysates

Hexapeptide libraries, such as Bio-Rad’s ProteoMiner™ protein enrichment technology, can significantly increase sensitivity of shotgun proteomics analyses of diverse complex samples. Underlying this increased sensitivity is the partial removal of high-abundance proteins leading to an increased representation of low-abundance proteins — a phenomenon described as dynamic range compression. Currently, hexapeptide libraries have been mostly used to increase proteomic detection in fluid samples (eg: saliva, plasma, etc.), but not in cellular lysates.