Posts tagged 'PCR'

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Keep a clean operation whilst using DNA Samples

Biological contamination can creep into your work stations through dirty work surfaces, non-sterile consumables, polluted reagents or through the users own clothing, coughs and sneezes! Successful culture depends on keeping it free from micro-organisms and maintaining aseptic technique. The Grant Bio UV Cabinets helps to maintains aseptic technique with an innovative dual UV system. The UV-a...

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How can I safely dispose of my liquid lab waste and PCR waste?

Safely disposing of liquid waste in the lab, especially liquids in PCR multiwell plates, can be an awkward task. The Handvac units from Welch Ilmvac allow you to quickly, easily and safely draw up waste liquid from used PCR plates to collect it in a waste vessel for later disposal. The specialised attachments available make vacuum aspiration from any container quick and simple, while the ...

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Grant Instruments launch NEW PCR centrifuge..

Grant Instruments have launched a brand new PCR Centrifuge with vortex mixing: The new CVP-2 is an all-in-one PCR Centrifuge/vortex mixer that allows for simultaneous sample prep of multiple samples all at one time. It's versatility stems from being able to hold semi and fully skirted PCR plates with no additional accessories required. [caption id="attachment_7295" align="alignnone" width="20...
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New Techne Combi-block thermal cycler

[caption id="attachment_4172" align="aligncenter" width="500"] New Combi-Block Thermal Cycler from Techne[/caption] Techne has introduced a new Combi-Block for its widely used Prime Thermal Cycler range, providing instrument users with even more flexibility The new Techne Prime Combi-Block has a total capacity of 66 tubes, either 33 x 0.2 ml or 33 x 0.5 ml volume. There is an optional 25°...
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How to test for Horse DNA in Food Samples

Testing for Horse DNA in Meat based Processed Food- Background European Union ministers have called in Europe's law enforcement agency to help tackle the spreading crisis over mislabelled frozen meals containing horsemeat, and promised rapid DNA food testing in an effort to restore consumer confidence. The European Health Commissioner Tonio Borg said the EU was calling on all 27 member ...
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Reservoir 8000 - ideal for low volume pipetting applications

Reagent reservoirs are an essential accessory for a multitude of liquid handling procedures. The Reservoir 8000 is a unique design which enables the user, when pipetting, to provide a new level of accuracy and cost efficiency that will benefit the following applications and more: ELISA assays Cell culture media addition PCR reagent handling, sequencing reactions Kinetic ass...

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Techne PrimeQ real time PCR Reaction Volume

Techne PrimeQ Real time PCR Reaction Volume [caption id="attachment_2983" align="aligncenter" width="273"] Techne PrimeQ Real time PCR[/caption] When using Techne PrimeQ we recommend a sample volume of 20µl, which in itself is economical in the use of costly reagents. The application note A08-001A, which can be found online demonstrates how this can be reduced by half to 10µl with no loss...
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Troubleshooting Micro Volume Nucleic Acid Measurements on the Genova Plus/Nano

Troubleshooting Micro Volume Nucleic Acid Measurements on the Genova Plus/Nano [caption id="attachment_3306" align="aligncenter" width="217"] Jenway genova nano[/caption] •A260 nm Absorbance maximum of nucleic acids The optimal absorbance range for the accurate measurement of nucleic acids is between 0.050 and 1.000 Abs. When using a 1cm path length cuvette in the Genova Plus this abso...
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PrimeQ Real time PCR Filter Selection

PrimeQ Real time PCR Filter Selection  [caption id="attachment_2983" align="aligncenter" width="273"] Techne PrimeQ Real time PCR[/caption] Filter selection When performing experiments requiring detection of more than one fluorophore, it is highly desirable for minimal overlap in signal from each dye. Whilst the choice of fluorophore used is important, the design of the optics for samp...
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Techne's new Prime thermal cyclers

[caption id="attachment_3244" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Techne Prime Thermal Cyclers[/caption] Techne's new Prime thermal cyclers feature a brilliant touch interface The well-established Techne thermal cycler range has been redesigned to provide easier programming and increased instrument flexibility. All Prime models have an enhanced thermal engine, an outstanding colour touch inter...
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New Techne PrimeQ Real-Time PCR System

[caption id="attachment_2983" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="Techne PrimeQ Real time PCR"][/caption] Techne are proud to announce the launch of the PrimeQ real-time PCR system. The Techne PrimeQ Real time PCR instrument has been designed with an open architecture and chemistry format that allows user flexibility in qPCR methods and research pursuits. The accompanying Quansoft® soft...
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How can I keep my samples cool on the benchtop?

The Isofreeze® colour changing racks available form Camlab are manufactured with a gel-filled center section that uses temperature-dependent color-change material, green to yellow or purple to pink. There is a dramatic change to a contrasting color at 7°C, so you can use this indicator to determine when the temperature of the rack, or even a single well, is rising to above standard refr...

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