Posts Tagged ‘Bio-Rad Laboratories’

Sorting With Safety

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 07-07-2014

s3-biosafety-system-class-IBio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. announced the launch of its S3™ Biosafety System Class I, an intelligent aerosol containment hood designed for Bio-Rad’s S3™ Cell Sorter. The system adheres to the biosafety requirements of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and protects users and the environment from aerosols created during the cell sorting process.

The S3 Biosafety System Class I encloses the S3 Cell Sorter on the benchtop, providing an alternative to the large and expensive biosafety hoods traditionally used with cell sorters.

Additional benefits of the S3 Biosafety System Class I include:

  • Software control — integrates with Bio-Rad’s S3™ ProSort™ Software, which provides real-time information about biosafety system status, system temperature, and HEPA filter life
  • Fully accessible — offers easy access to the S3 Cell Sorter for cleaning and maintenance via vinyl walls that are magnetically attached to the aluminum biosafety system frame
  • Quiet and energy efficient — generates low vibration and sound levels while specialized fans and low backpressure from the HEPA filter reduce energy usage

For more information about Bio-Rad’s S3 Cell Sorter, please visit www.bio-rad.com/cellsorter.

Get a Free Sample of TGX Stain-Free™ FastCast™ Acrylamide Solutions

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-26-2014

If you hand cast your own gels, TGX Stain-Free FastCast acrylamide solutions will give you a fresh perspective. Request a free sample and experience how these innovative solutions increase the efficiency of your 1-D electrophoresis or western blotting experiments. It truly is happiness in a bottle.

Faster Performance

  • Achieve electrophoretic run times as short as 20 minutes
  • Enjoy protein transfers in as little as 3 minutes using the TransBlot® Turbo™ transfer system

Stain-Free Visualization*

  • Monitor the success of electrophoresis and transfer steps without additional staining
  • Visualize proteins in your gel or blot in less than 5 minutes with Bio-Rad’s stain-free enabled imaging systems

Longer Shelf Life

  • Gels last up to 1 month at 4°C after casting
  • Shelf life of acrylamide solutions is 1 year at room temperature
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* The Quick Start Guide to Stain-Free Imaging provides step-by-step instructions on how to obtain stain-free images from TGX Stain-Free gels. If you do not have access to a Bio-Rad stain-free enabled imager, your gels can be stained using traditional staining methods.

Bio-Rad Commercial Wins Telly Award

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-17-2014

Bio-Rad Laboratories received a Silver Telly Award, the highest honor, in the category Branded Content, Commercials, for its commercial “Bio-Rad iScript Supermix vs. Brand X”. The 35th Annual Telly Awards were announced today. Bio-Rad’s winning commercial compared its iScript™ Reverse Transcription Supermix for RT-qPCR to a product from a leading competitor. This year there were nearly 12,000 entries for Telly Awards from all 50 states and numerous countries. This is the second Silver Telly Award Bio-Rad has won in two years.

The “Bio-Rad iScript Supermix vs. Brand X” commercial was inspired by the many infomercials shown throughout the day and night on TV. Bio-Rad wanted to do something out of the ordinary that would capture the audience’s attention and differentiate its iScript Supermix product line from that of a leading competitor.

“Winning the Silver Telly Award made it clear that our infomercial resonated with viewers,” said Paul Streng, Bio-Rad senior product manager, Gene Expression Division, Life Science Group. “We wanted to do something different that would highlight the benefits of our product in a way in which people could relate. We had a lot of fun with the video. It’s rewarding to get this recognition.”

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “Bio-Rad’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 and honors outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and notable online commercials, video, and films. Winners represent the best work of advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments around the world.

The product featured in the video, Bio-Rad’s iScript Reverse Transcription Supermix for RT-qPCR, is a simple and sensitive first-strand cDNA synthesis kit for gene expression analysis. The supermix reduces chances of error with a one-tube setup and cuts bench time in half.

To learn more about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com.

To view Bio-Rad’s winning video, visit http://bit.ly/iScriptCommercial.

Image Lab™ Software: Learn the Basics from the Experts

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-10-2014

Presented by: Ben Wang, PhD Senior Technical Support Specialist

Presented by:
Ben Wang, PhD
Senior Technical Support Specialist

Join Bio-Rad Laboratories for a 30 minute live webinar developed and delivered by our knowledgeable Technical Support Team.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM Pacific

As you get ready to use your new system, we will provide you with an opportunity to learn the basic features of Image Lab Software. This training will cover the primary tools, as well as how to acquire an image.

Click here to register for the webinar.

A Robust Method for Detecting DNA Methylation

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-09-2014

DNA methylation is one of the most studied epigenetic modifications. DNA methylation plays an important role in a number of physiological processes as well as common diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Recent data have shown a correlation of DNA methylation and disease status. However, there is an unmet need for a sensitive yet robust method to analyze DNA methylation in clinical samples.

In the bulletin “Droplet Digital PCR: Detection of DNA Methylation”, Bio-Rad Laboratories demonstrates teh unprecedented sensitivity, linearity and robustness of DNA methylation detection by ddPCR in a model system for an imprinted gene involved in neurological disorders.

Read “Droplet Digital PCR: Detection of DNA Methylation” for more information.