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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.
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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.
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Transitioning from Chemiluminescent to Multiplex Fluorescent Blotting: Things to Consider

Today many researchers are considering changing their western blot detection method from chemiluminescence to multiplex fluorescence. There are several drivers behind this trend. Most significantly, fluorescent detection allows users to multiplex their western blots, enabling simultaneous detection of several target proteins at once, reducing or eliminating the need to strip and re-probe. Other benefits of fluorescence include better dynamic range, more quantitative results, and better signal stability over time.