Medical Laboratory Observer

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March 2017 Product Focus – Liquid Biopsies

MLO201702_ProdFocus-BioRad-QX200Mutation detection with digital PCR

The QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System provides absolute quantification of nucleic acids with a high degree of sensitivity and precision. The technology reduces bias from amplification efficiency and PCR inhibitors, making it ideal for mutation detection and quantification in liquid biopsies. Features include: minimal sample input, 96 sample throughput, convenient assay design, and multiplexing capabilities.
Bio-Rad


 

MLO201702_ProdFocus-Streck-Cell-Free-DNA-BCTBlood collection tube

Cell-Free DNA BCT is a blood collection tube with a formaldehyde-free preservative stabilizing nucleated blood cells. This stabilization prevents the release of genomic DNA, allowing isolation of high-quality cell-free DNA suitable for a wide range of downstream applications commonly used in clinical research studies, drug discovery, and diagnostic assay development. Available in two sizes, 10 mL and 2 mL, the tubes allow convenient sample collection, transport and storage. Cell-Free DNA BCT is for Research Use Only. Not for use in U.S. diagnostic procedures.
Streck