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.
Researchers are having success applying Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™) technology across many different fields. Here are two such success stories, one involving the application of ddPCR in detecting mutations in iPS cells, the other in predicting allele-specific variation in human brain development.
Bio-Rad’s Universal Real-Time PCR App – Everything You Need to Know about Real-Time PCR at Your Fingertips
Bio-Rad’s Universal Real-Time PCR Kits and Reagents work on all real-time PCR systems. Now you can easily compare performance data and get supporting documents for these kits and reagents using Bio-Rad’s new tablet and web app. Learn more and download the app here.
Transforming Cancer Research: Droplet Digital PCR Plays Integral Role at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Droplet Digital PCR has major implications for cancer studies, where the ability to accurately measure biomarkers may result in important insights into cancer genesis and progression. Find out about new findings on micro RNA and Tumor Infilitrating Lymphocytes made possible by ddPCR technology.
Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR probe assays gave researchers a powerful, reliable set of investigative tools utilizing SYBR® Green detection chemistry. Now Bio-Rad is adding a number of new assays to the PrimePCR portfolio, bringing the benefits of PrimePCR assays to many new applications for both real-time PCR and Droplet Digital™ PCR platforms.
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.
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.
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 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.