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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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Countering COVID-19 with the Launch of Two New RT-PCR Kits

Bio-Rad is proud to introduce our new RT-PCR testing kits for COVID-19. These all-in-one kits are designed for sensitive, specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 alone, or simultaneous detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and influenza B. Read on to learn about each kit’s features.
Do More with Less: Five Steps to Great Results Using One-Step Multiplex RT-qPCR
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Do More with Less: Five Steps to Great Results Using One-Step Multiplex RT-qPCR

One-step multiplex RT-qPCR is a technique used to rapidly quantify multiple targets directly from RNA in a single reaction. But proper optimization and validation is essential for its success. These five tips will have you designing primers and probes, selecting reporters, and validating and optimizing your experiments like a pro.
Multiplex RT qPCR in One Step
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New Product Feature: Multiplex RT-qPCR in One Step

Using RT-qPCR for RNA, though critical in several industries, is often met with challenges. Many current options don’t allow for multiplexing or high-throughput operation. Bio-Rad’s new Reliance One-Step Multiplex Supermix was designed to grant researchers the expanded, efficient capabilities they need in RT-qPCR. This article presents some of the performance data from the new supermix and describes how exceptional it is at multiplex detection.
The Universal qPCR Reagent
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One for All — The Universal qPCR Reagent

Passive reference dyes are included in qPCR/RT-qPCR supermixes to compensate for pipetting errors and thermal and/or optical differences in real-time instruments. Our universal line of reagents eliminates the need for spiking in dyes or having to worry about how much ROX your instrument needs. See how your qPCR experiments can also generate more reliable data and be reproducible by anyone.
Understanding the Long Noncoding Transcriptome
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Discover lncRNA: Understanding the Long Noncoding Transcriptome

Learn about the exciting new field of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) and how this newly discovered class of RNA compares to messenger RNA (mRNA).