This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to PCR techniques and applications, including qPCR, RT-qPCR and dPCR.
PCR – Highlights
Ensuring Consistency in PCR Experiments
Download this Technology Networks infographic to learn more about PCR, how to optimize your PCR experiments and tips and tricks to avoid issues with your PCR experiments.
An Introduction to PCR
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique that has revolutionized the world of molecular biology and beyond. In this article, we will discuss a brief history of PCR and its principles, highlighting the different types of PCR and the specific purposes to which they are being applied.
qPCR Analysis, How a qPCR Machine Works and qPCR Protocol
In this article, we will consider how qPCR works, experimental requirements, data analysis and applications of the technique.
Automated Liquid Dispensing Supports Versatility in Biotech
Automated liquid handling methods are an attractive alternative to manual approaches, allowing labs to redirect important resources. At SLAS 2023, Technology Networks spoke with Thermo Fisher Scientific to discuss how automated liquid dispensing can support versatility in biotech.
African Amphibians Threatened by Surge in Lethal Contagious Fungus
A contagious and lethal fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has driven hundreds of amphibian species worldwide to extinction. Only amphibian species in Africa had so far escaped, but the present study shows that this reprieve is now likely over.
New Testing Approach Diagnoses COVID-19 With Near-Perfect Accuracy
By monitoring the body’s molecular response to a viral attack, the new method developed by Flatiron Institute researchers and their colleagues can diagnose even asymptomatic patients with 98.4 percent accuracy.
New Method To Detect RNA Viruses Developed
Scientists have developed a new method to detect RNA viruses based on triplex-forming probe technology. This innovative methodology opens up new options for detecting viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the influenza A virus or the respiratory syncytial virus.
Leveling the Field in Ancient DNA Research
Some stories of history are written in ink, and others are written in nucleotide bases. Ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis – the study of DNA from archaeological or paleontological specimens – is perhaps the closest scientists will ever come to a time machine – a window into the past. In this feature article, we explore how inclusion and representation are critical considerations when we look through that window.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Digital PCR Automation Solution
Thermo Fisher Scientific announces the launch of its new digital PCR research solution, The Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ Absolute Q™ AutoRun dPCR Suite.
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Presenting at SLAS2023
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences will have a full team of dedicated professionals and informative programming at the upcoming Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening International Conference and Exhibition.