Who’s watching over swimmer safety at America’s beaches? Go inside one agency tasked with pioneering new methods for water quality monitoring, and see how its scientists are employing Droplet Digital PCR technology to check coastal waters for harmful pathogens.
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.
New Premium Hard-Shell Microplate for Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast and ViiA 7 Fast Real-Time PCR systems
Bio-Rad introduces new Hard-Shell 96-well Semi-skirted low profile PCR plates for optimal performance with a variety of real-time PCR systems.
Stability during thermal cycling and uniformity of wells are important features in any PCR plate for obtaining reliable results. Bio-Rad’s new Hard-Shell® plates are stable, prevent warping and shrinkage, and are designed for optimal thermal transfer and recovery of samples.
Pathway analysis is an efficient approach for studying a large number of related gene targets in a single experiment. Bio-Rad Laboratories and Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of system biology tools, have partnered to provide predesigned pathway panels for gene expression analyses using real-time qPCR. This tech report describes how Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR™ pathway panels were curated and designed using a ranking strategy developed by Thomson Reuters.
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.
The MIQE guidelines have set a new standard for publishing qPCR results to ensure integrity in the scientific literature and increase experimental transparency. One of the key guidelines focuses on the proper design and experimental validation of primer assays used in qPCR. This tech report describes the design and wet-lab validation of PrimePCR assays and how they comply with the MIQE guidelines.