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ddPCR Brings Confidence to Leukemia Monitoring

Article   Jan 03, 2019 | by Chinmay Sheth, Marketing Manager, Clinical Diagnostics at Bio-Rad Laboratories

Quantifying Minimal Residual Disease in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Droplet digital PCR is sensitive enough to detect rare DNA sequences such as BCR-ABL gene fusions. From left: the sample is partitioned into 20,000 nanoliter-sized droplets; each droplet undergoes PCR amplification to endpoint, and droplets that contain the target DNA fluoresce; positive droplets are counted to enable absolute and precise quantification of the target sequence.



A Renaissance for Microflow Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry?


First developed in the 1970s, recent developments are making microflow liquid chromatography techniques more robust – enticing researchers to revisit the opportunities it offers for more sensitive, high-throughput analyses requiring smaller sample volumes than standard flow techniques.


Synthetic Biology Rewrites the Rules of the Genome


Synthetic biology (SB) is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of scientific applications. In this article we'll explore work aiming to synthesize genes faster than ever before, expand the genetic alphabet and turn DNA into a storage medium. To this end, we interviewed two leading figures in the field, Emily Leproust PhD, CEO of Twist Bioscience and Floyd Romesberg PhD, a Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Institute.


Overcoming Challenges in Biopharma: Transformational Innovation is Key


Looking at the industry growth and the complexities of biopharma development, it is no wonder that transformational developments are required to better equip laboratories and operations in biopharma.



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