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by Angelo DePalma, PhD
Digital PCR (dPCR) is a gene amplification method particularly suited to detecting and quantifying rare genes.

Bio-Rad's 'iScript™ Supermix vs. Brand X' Commercial Wins Telly Award

by Bio-Rad Laboratories
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) 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 June 16. 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

Digital PCR for GMO Quantification

by Dany Morisset
Food testing labs have traditionally used conventional PCR and quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) to detect the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and feed. When quantification is required, GMO content in these samples is expressed in relative terms as the ratio of the quantity of the transgene, which is the nucleic acid fragment introduced in the host genome, to that of an endogene, a gene normally found in the host genome. 

Emerging Applications of Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR Technology Highlighted at the 2013 Digital PCR Conference

by Bio-Rad Laboratories
Since its introduction in 2011, Bio-Rad Laboratory’s Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™) technology has demonstrated the potential to be a transformative technology, particularly in clinical applications. At the second annual CHI Digital PCR Conference in San Diego, CA, Oct. 7–9, 2013, 12 scientists using Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR systems will highlight ddPCR applications that have advanced their research.

Bio-Rad Receives Frost & Sullivan 2012 North American Market Penetration Leadership Award in Quantitative and Digital PCR Instrumentation

by Other Author
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. today announced it has received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 North American Market Penetration Leadership Award in Quantitative and Digital PCR Instrumentation. This annual award honors the company that has demonstrated excellence by growing market share at the fastest rate in its industry, as measured by revenues or units sold.

Bio-Rad Acquires Cell Sorting System from Propel Labs

by Other Author
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products today announced that they have acquired a new cell sorting system from Propel Labs.