:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-10-2013
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and Bio-Rad have demonstrated that Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology can dramatically improve the sensitivity, precision, and throughput of a popular assay for telomerase activity.
Currently, researchers are investigating telomerase activity as a biomarker for cancer diagnosis and as a target for anticancer drugs. Measuring it’s activity more sensitivity may enhance our understanding of it’s role in diseases.
This research was presented at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 9.
You can view the press release here: http://bit.ly/12KJyUk
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-27-2013
Needless to say, unbiased reviews of products on corporate websites are often hard to come by. However, if you are in the market for new equipment, Biocompare has a wide selection of unbiased reviews on numerous products that are worth reading before you purchase.
Recently, a scientists at the Cancer Center in the Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Instituted, wrote a review of Bio-Rad Laboratories Trans-blot Turbo System. In his 7 point review, Dr. Dayong Zai provided some useful tips such as the importance of getting rid of all the bubbles prior to transfer and cleaning the system thoroughly once the transfer has finished. The review gave teh Trans-blot Turbo thumbs up for its ease of use, fast transfer times and reproducible results and a thumbs down for the bad smell produced once the transfer has completed.
To read the full review visit the Trans-blot Turbo System from Bio-Rad on the Biocompare website.
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-12-2013
As part of the recently-launched Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program, students in the sixth and seventh grade at Jefferson Middle School conducted the Genes in a Bottle™ experiment under the guidance of Science Ambassador, Dr. Lisa Eccles. An article subsequently appeared in Jefferson, Tennessee’s newspaper, The Standard Banner. The Science Ambassador concept has earned high praise from scientists and teachers alike. Even more important, the program has garnered rave reviews from students, who are able to conduct an exciting molecular biology experiment by themselves under the guidance of real scientists, who teach them the real-life laboratory procedures required to achieve success. Read the full article that appeared in The Standard Banner.
For more information about the Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program, please visit www.bio-rad.com/scienceambassadors