This webinar featuring Mikael Kubista, founder and CEO of TATAA Biocenter, along with Douglas Scientific Business Development Executive Ross Higgins, will define several key performance metrics of qPCR instruments such as dynamic range, Cq uniformity, sensitivity, and resolution, and further discuss their importance in practical terms. Using data from characterization and verification studies performed on the IntelliQube instrument from Douglas Scientific, we will also review approaches to evaluating these metrics, including assays and software tools that streamline the analysis and interpretation of performance testing results.
Characterizing the Performance of qPCR Instruments
Video Apr 13, 2016
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