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14 RAQs about digital PCR

June 28, 2024

Our dPCR expert, Dr. Jan Rohde, delivers simple answers to rare digital PCR questions.

Pause, rewind, replay: Our Digital PCR Festival 2023 on demand

October 24, 2023

A summary of 18 fascinating talks on applied, translational and biopharma research supported by dPCR from our Digital PCR Festival. Now available on-demand.

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Spotlight on nanoplate dPCR applications: A growing catalog of published research

October 23, 2023

Read about how researchers worldwide are using the QIAcuity Digital PCR System to accelerate their work in various applications.

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Five tips on how to design your first (or 15th) dPCR multiplex assay

September 15, 2023

Five tips on how to ace your first dPCR multiplex assay design or to do it better the second time around.

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How your sneakers tie into digital PCR and liquid biopsy

July 10, 2023

Exploring the connection between digital PCR and liquid biopsy, including why and how to use dPCR for your liquid biopsy analysis.

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Four applications of dPCR fundamental to cancer genomics

May 23, 2023

Learn how digital PCR contributes to cancer genomics research in applications such as analysis of gene fusion, copy number variation and epigenetic changes.

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Answers to your burning questions on AMR detection technologies revealed

April 20, 2023

Our AMR webinar Q&A session covered a lot of useful info – from sample prep tips to advice on NGS- and dPCR-based AMR detection. We’ve compiled it all in our blog post.

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Why your dPCR assay needs dMIQE guidelines

March 10, 2023

Discover dMIQE guidelines, how they make your dPCR data more credible, easier to understand and simpler to reproduce.

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dPCR and NGS: Better Together?

February 15, 2023

Discover dPCR and NGS, including their benefits, limitations, complementarity and how to use dPCR for NGS library quantification.

Illuminating the secret world of proteins with digital PCR

November 28, 2022

Digital PCR doesn’t have to be limited to DNA and RNA quantification any longer. Find out how Protein Interaction Coupling (PICO) technology extends dPCR's reach beyond genomics into proteomics and interactomics.

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Top 10 FAQs on sensitive mutation analysis of cfDNA by dPCR

July 15, 2022

Here are some common questions about liquid biopsy sample analysis answered by our in-house scientific experts. The article introduces the power of two: a workflow that starts with high-volume sample processing and ends with ultra-low mutation detection to produce reliable results.

Your microbial DNA detection questions answered

July 14, 2022

How to set up a dPCR microbial DNA detection experiment, analyze multiple targets in one reaction and tackle viral RNA targets – all answered in this article following a scientific webinar. Learn about the new dPCR assays that identify microbial species, antibiotic resistance genes and virulence genes rapidly from diverse samples.

Small sensors, big effects: liquid biopsy biosensing for cancer therapies

June 9, 2022

Dr. Kevin Koo demonstrates the successful use of LNA technology in blocking non-target sequences during liquid biopsy analysis.

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Top 10 FAQs on optimizing dPCR assays on the QIAcuity

October 29, 2021

Following a live webinar, the expert answers researchers’ questions about best practices and guidelines for optimizing digital PCR assays on the QIAcuity system.

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CRISPR revolution: Gene editing and the power to control evolution

August 25, 2021
Imagine a world where genetic diseases, or even HIV or cancer, could be cured by simply editing them out of your DNA. At first, it seems unrealistic, but it might not even be that far away. We may be lucky enough to see a time when gene editing becomes…
CRISPR revolution: Gene editing and the power to control evolution

Getting ahead of the next outbreak: the predictive power of wastewater monitoring

July 27, 2021

When dealing with a global pandemic such as COVID-19, every day counts. To better respond to a local surge in infections, early detection is of vital importance.

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Answering your questions about successful gene expression analysis by digital PCR

February 16, 2021

Performing a successful gene expression analysis on the QIAcuity Digital PCR System requires considering few parameters, including sample input, dilutions and proper controls. 

Webinar recap: Introduction to digital PCR on the QIAcuity

February 16, 2021

What are the fundamental aspects of performing a successful digital PCR (dPCR) assay on the QIAcuity instruments? That was the subject of a 2020 webinar featuring Dr. Andreas Missel, Director R&D at QIAGEN. 

Webinar wrap up: Oncogenic mutation detection on the QIAcuity Digital PCR System

February 15, 2021

Thanks to the high sensitivity, superior precision and absolute quantification, digital PCR can detect low abundance targets, targets in complex mixtures, allelic variants and monitor small changes in frequencies of targets across a wide range of samples and applications.

Top questions from our CNV analysis by digital PCR webinar

February 12, 2021

Copy number variations (CNVs) are key players introducing both natural genetic diversity and biological dysfunction in humans and are often associated with complex diseases such as cancer, obesity, neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases.

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Know about Ivo Rimann: Q&A with the highest scorer of our digital PCR quiz

October 22, 2019

We're happy to announce that Dr. Ivo Rimann is among the top three scorers and is the highest scorer of our recent digital PCR quiz. Ivo is currently a Staff Scientist at the Scripps Research Institute, California, USA. A special congratulations to Ivo.

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How AllTaq Kits improve everyday PCR

June 30, 2019
Working with DNA samples requires a lot of accuracy and precision. Anyone who has ever run a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is very aware of how time consuming and complex this technique is. There are so many rules to follow and steps…
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Introducing Q-Rex – the king of convenience

January 21, 2019
New customizable plug-and-play software for the Rotor-Gene Q simplifies workflow and analysis Q-Rex consists of a core software that drives the RGQ hardware. It enables experiment setup, data acquisition and performs basic analyses, plus…
Q-Rex – the king of convenience

Let us make your lab life easier – PCR covered with confidence

May 1, 2018

Biomarker discovery, gene regulation and cancer research all have one thing in common: the demand for increased throughput, reduced costs, higher assay sensitivity and reliable data normalization...

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