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Bio-Rad Adds New Genomes to Line of PrimePCR™ Assays for Real-Time PCR

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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. today announced the launch of predesigned PrimePCR™ Assays for six of the most common model organism genomes used for gene expression analysis: rhesus monkey, zebrafish, yeast, cow, rabbit, and pig.

Assay validation is one of the most important steps in qPCR but is sometimes overlooked because researchers may be unaware of its critical importance in generating accurate results. In addition, validating assays can be laborious and time-consuming, especially when assays do not work and need to be redesigned and reordered.

Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR Assays are fully validated in wet labs or in silico using the same algorithms and design rules. All assays are guaranteed to perform, and the raw validation data are available to customers. Researchers can use PrimePCR Assays to follow industry best practices known as MIQE (minimum information for publication of quantitative real-time PCR experiments).

The new PrimePCR Assays are available in SYBR® Green- and probe-based formats for a wide range of targets, as PreAmp assays for preamplification, and as control assays and templates. Bio-Rad also added more than 1,000 predesigned, wet-lab validated disease and pathway PrimePCR Panels for the rat genome to the existing library of 20,000 fully validated PrimePCR rat genome assays for qPCR.