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PCR Types Performed by the xxpress® Thermal Cycler

To read the white paper, click here. Introduction Since the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was first described by Kary Mullis in 1983, the process has been greatly developed and modified, originating a new range of PCR techniques and applications. This [...]

Adenovirus Type B Detection Using the xxpress qPCR Thermal Cycler

Adenovirus Type B Detection Using the Primerdesign genesig® Kit and xxpress® qPCR Thermal Cycler The Primerdesign genesig® Adenovirus Type B (AdVB) Kit is designed for the in vitro quantification of AdVB genomes. The kit is designed to remain specific to [...]

Ultra-fast qPCR with the xxpress® qPCR Thermal Cycler

Over the last few years, qPCR has become a reference technique in the field of molecular biology due to its simplicity, sensitivity and specificity, which is reflected in the high number of publications using this method. However, qPCR is still [...]

Outstanding Return on Investment with the xxpress® qPCR Thermal Cycler

There are many benefits to the xxpress® qPCR thermal cycler, one very attractive quality being the outstanding return on investment (ROI) it provides. This is an important factor for many institutions when looking to invest in a new piece of [...]

High-Resolution Melt with the xxpress® qPCR Thermal Cycler

A high-resolution melt (HRM) is a powerful, post-PCR analysis technique, used to identify the DNA products present. This method has a wide variety of uses from determining the specificity of a PCR reaction to detecting mutations and polymorphisms. It is [...]

Polymerase Chain Reaction: The Past, Present and Future

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR), sometimes described as ‘molecular photocopying’, is a laboratory technique that allows researchers and technicians to amplify DNA or RNA from as little as a single strand. The technology was first created in 1983 by Biochemist [...]

Standard Dilution Series with the xxpress® qPCR Thermal Cycler

The success of a qPCR reaction is evaluated using a standard dilution series, the data from which is used to calculate the reaction efficiency and R2 values. Efficiency can be defined as the increase in amplicon per cycle, whilst R2 [...]

Thermal Uniformity with the xxpress® qPCR Thermal Cycler

qPCR is a molecular biology technique that utilises temperature cycles to amplify and quantify DNA. Thermal uniformity is essential when performing qPCR to ensure repeatable, reliable results. Undershoots can prevent reaction steps from reaching completion, whilst overshoots can cause the [...]

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PCR, from the past to the future

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR), sometimes described as 'molecular photocopying', is a laboratory technique that allows researchers and technicians to replicate and amplify DNA or RNA from small or damaged samples, even down to a single strand. The technology was [...]

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