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Viral RNA Preparation for Molecular Pathogen Detection: A New Application for Chelex 100 Resin and InstaGene Matrix

Although vaccines have helped alleviate the negative impact of COVID-19, its persistence across many areas of the globe reveals a continuous need for rapid, accurate, and economical COVID-19 testing. But is it even possible to isolate and detect viral RNA rapidly and economically? Here we highlight a repurposed tool for improved COVID-19 detection: Chelex 100 Resin and the related InstaGene Matrix for rapid, cost-effective viral RNA preservation and detection.
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End the Cycle of Repeated, Failed Experiments with a Robust Field Guide to qPCR

qPCR has become ubiquitous for nucleic acid detection and quantification and remains the gold standard for a wide array of applications. To help you publish high-quality, reproducible data that reflect true experimental conditions, we’ve developed this comprehensive guide to performing the ultimate qPCR experiment.
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High-Throughput Automated Extraction of RNA Using the Aurum™ Total RNA 96 Kit

This tech report describes an automated method of RNA extraction using the Aurum total RNA 96 kit and its use in a magnetic–bead based automated process. Results show that throughput can be easily increased with the Aurum total RNA 96 kit and that the automation protocols yield more reliable results, particularly when high sample volumes are used.