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Serving your Downstream Purification Needs

The Process Chromatography Team at Bio-Rad offers a variety of resources to address scientists’ needs during the downstream purification process. Visit our robust online library, which contains application notes, tutorials, webinars, and more, or contact us to speak with a specialist or request a customized seminar.
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Top 5 Challenges Faced by AAV Developers Today

Adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) are some of the most commonly used viral vectors for gene therapy, supporting approximately 250 clinical trials to date. However, the manufacturing processes are challenging to scale. Read about five key issues that gene therapy manufacturers who use AAVs need to look out for.
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Introducing the Reliance Select cDNA Synthesis Kit

The Reliance Select cDNA Synthesis Kit is the newest reverse transcription product from Bio-Rad. This high-performance kit features Reliance Reverse Transcriptase, a novel chimeric enzyme that delivers superior results across a broad dynamic range, even with challenging samples. The Reliance Select cDNA Synthesis Kit delivers more accurate reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) results, even from samples containing PCR inhibitors or degraded RNA.
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The Role of Aberrant Cytokine Activity in COVID‑19 Disease

Presented by: Kenneth Oh, PhD, Collaborations, Applications, and New Technology Senior Global Manager
Kelly King, PhD, Field Application Specialist II
Brad VanderWielen, PhD, Field Application Specialist II
Candice Cox, Global Marketing Manager, Immunoassays

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Emerging reports from the COVID 19 pandemic include a spectrum of patient symptoms due to the host immune response. In this webinar, Bio-Rad scientists discuss early research and nascent hypotheses about the pathophysiology of SARS CoV 2–induced COVID 19 disease by evaluating cytokine and chemokine profiles, the role of chronic inflammation in comorbidities, and the arc of immune resolution of historical virulent pathogens, such as SARS and MERS.

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A New International Standard to Measure DNA?

From quantifying a patient’s tumor DNA to counting the viral load of an individual infected with COVID-19, the breadth of digital PCR (dPCR) applications continues to grow and fulfill critical scientific needs. dPCR offers the ability to count nucleic acid molecules directly, rather than extrapolating the quantity from standard curves as with many other methods. By harmonizing diagnostic procedures on dPCR platforms, the scientific and medical communities can become more coordinated and efficient.
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Data Standardization

Increasingly, biopharma research & development experimental data are siloed and stored in varying formats. This makes it difficult to search, retrieve and share data. Furthermore, these data are often not interoperable, making it impossible to compare. Data needs to be better managed to be more collaborative, shareable, and interoperable, in order to accelerate research and continue making breakthroughs. Data standardization aims to forge a path toward machine-readable and actionable data that can be found, accessed, and reused with minimal human intervention.
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7 Tips for Purchasing Your Next Cell Sorter

Presented here are some tips to help you avoid buyer’s remorse and make an educated decision about which instrument to purchase. These tips provide you with the tools to make an informed decision when purchasing a cell sorter.
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Introducing the CFX Opus Real-Time PCR Systems —
A Modern Take on Bio-Rad Consistency

Coming soon: The next iteration in Bio-Rad’s tradition of qPCR excellence. The compact CFX Opus Real-Time PCR System is more connected, consistent, and easier to use than ever before, and is available in 96- and 384-well formats. The CFX Opus Systems launch with our new BR.io cloud platform and the latest version of CFX Maestro Software, for complete instrument control and data analysis capabilities.
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Sorting an Old Problem: Are Cells Stressed by Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting?

Fluorescence-activated cell sorting is a valuable tool for research, but could the physical forces of sorting stress the cells, altering their behavior and confounding experimental results? Recent research found that although cell sorting activated p38 MAPK stress signaling, no functional or structural changes were observable. The results indicate that jet-in-air systems such as the Bio-Rad S3e Cell Sorter do not alter cell behavior.
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How to Make a Successful Vaccine

As phase 3 clinical trials of investigational vaccines for COVID-19 begin in the U.S., you may be wondering what it takes to make an effective vaccine? In case you missed it, check out our Hanging with My Chromies podcast, episodes 6 and 10 on vaccine development and viral spread, and learn about the role chromatography plays in making a successful vaccine.
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