Capable of generating more than a billion reactions in a single day, the new RainDrop™ Digital PCR System surpasses all existing technologies and establishes a new performance standard in sensitivity, quantitation, and multiplexing. Based on RainDance’s proven picodroplet platform, the RainDrop System transforms the performance of molecular assays by enabling digital answers across a number of important applications including low-frequency tumor allele detection, gene expression, copy number variation, and SNP measurement.
Innovative Design A new gold standard in sensitivity is only possible through the careful consideration of every aspect of the system. The RainDrop System offers a number of innovative droplet-based design advantages.
Automated delivery of filtered oil from sealed on-board reservoirs eliminates any contamination risks from the environment or pipetting
Real-time closed-loop control of droplet creation ensures uniformity both within and across runs
Automated filling of PCR tubes with emulsion avoids possible losses with manual pipetting techniques
All wetted surfaces are single use, eliminating the potential for any carryover of droplets from one sample to the next that can occur with reusable fluid path approaches
Sealed amplicon containment completely eliminates catastrophic contamination issues from spills and other problems with pierced foil designs
Logical channel-to-channel workflow, integrated bar-coding and sample tracking through the RainDrop software eliminate the risk of experiment disasters caused by simple reformatting mistakes in sample handling.