The basics about probe-based qPCR

There are two options with qPCR, either you use intercalating dye or fluorescent probes for target detection. This time we are going to talk about probe-based qPCR. Whether you are new to the technique or just need a refresher, there is something here for everyone.

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SOLIScript® - technology from mythology

Anyone even only slightly familiar with Greek mythology knows about the chimera - a mythological creature with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail with the head of a serpent. What ancient Greeks came up with thousands of years ago hasn’t disappeared in the modern world. This time around the chimeras aren’t just part of stories, but actually exist in the world with us, for example chimeric enzymes.

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Everything you need to know about testing monkeypox

There is a viral disease going around this year called monkeypox. It is endemic to West Africa from where it spread to other regions of the world that are currently non-endemic. To prevent this virus from spreading any further it is crucial to implement reliable diagnostic and testing methods.

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PCR test

During the last couple of years PCR tests have become quite well-known, mostly in relation to the COVID-19. In reality, using PCR tests to diagnose diseases has been around for some time and it’s becoming increasingly more popular and diverse, allowing for better pathogen detection not just in the field of medicine, but also in other areas such as agriculture.

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