We are excited to have Dr. Carola Schade presenting a one-hour webinar (including Q&A) about how the QIAxcel system can increase productivity in genotyping and genetic testing laboratories. This webinar focuses on the challenges of typical genotyping applications and describes possible solutions for these, covering aspects from sample purification to detection of end-point PCR products using the QIAxcel system.
The most commonly used method for analysis of genotyping assays based on end-point PCR is gel electrophoresis, using manually poured slab gels. This method is extremely labor intensive and exposes users to hazardous chemicals such as ethidium bromide. In addition, resolution of such gels is often poor and detailed analysis of the data in terms of determination of fragment size can be tedious — especially when the data are to be compared with previously analyzed PCR products.