Posts Tagged ‘PCR’

Bio-Rad: Educating the next generation

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 05-16-2012

Several years ago, Bio-Rad Laboratories released the highly successful music video “The PCR Song.” The song, which boasts great lyrics and a catchy tune, went viral receiving over 1 Million views since its release. There have been many attempts to copy Bio-Rad’s success and hundreds of knock-off videos have been posted to YouTube. One thing is for sure, The PCR Song has helped spread awareness about PCR technology among the lay public and is inspiring a whole new generation to learn more about cutting edge science.

Here is the latest PCR Song remix posted by budding future scientists:

Here’s the original video:

Great video explanation of droplet digital PCR

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-21-2012

The QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system from Bio-Rad Laboratories is the third generation of PCR technology. The system provides an absolute measure of target DNA molecules with unrivaled performance in precision, accuracy, and sensitivity for quantitative PCR applications. Watch the video below to learn more about this powerful technology.

Related posts:
Introducing the 3rd Generation of PCR
Video Introduction to Droplet Digital PCR
An Advanced Look at Droplet Digital PCR

Introducing the 3rd Generation of PCR

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-01-2011

QuantaLife, which was recently acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories, produces an innovative droplet digital PCR system that provides quantification of target molecules with unprecedented precision and sensitivity. In the videos that follow, QuantaLife’s VP of Application Development Dr. Serge Saxonov, introduces Droplet Digitalâ„¢ PCR and explains various aspects of the technology.

Making sure you are in control of your gene expression analysis

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 09-27-2011

Learn which factors affect gene expression analysis and how Bio-Rad Laboratories can help.

New discovery may save endangered animals from extinction

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 09-05-2011

Drill primate; Photo credit: San Diego Zoo

Starting with normal skin cells, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first stem cells from endangered species. Such cells could eventually make it possible to improve reproduction and genetic diversity for some species, possibly saving them from extinction, or to bolster the health of endangered animals in captivity.

A description of the accomplishment appeared in an advance online edition of the journal Nature Methods on September 4, 2011.

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