Rotor-Gene Q MDx
For IVD-validated real-time PCR analysis in clinical applications
The innovative Rotor-Gene Q MDx instrument enables high-precision real-time PCR. In combination with QIAGEN CE-IVD-marked PCR kits, the Rotor-Gene Q MDx instrument is highly suited for in vitro diagnostic applications.
The Rotor-Gene Q MDx instrument is intended for in vitro diagnostic use in Europe.
Benefit from the outstanding reliability and sensitivity of QIAGEN PCR kits in your routine testing (see figures "Reliable quantitation of HBV load" and "Highly sensitive detection of HBV DNA"). QIAGEN provides the broadest portfolio of CE-IVD-marked PCR kits for infectious disease (artus kits) and genetic analysis/companion diagnostics (therascreen kits) for any single real-time PCR cycler. Furthermore, this broad portfolio on the Rotor-Gene Q MDx is continously expanding.
Unique rotary design for outstanding performance
The unique centrifugal design of the Rotor-Gene Q MDx makes it the most precise and versatile real-time PCR cycler currently available (see figure "Cross-section of the Rotor-Gene Q MDx"). Each tube spins in a chamber of moving air, keeping all samples at precisely the same temperature during rapid thermal cycling. Detection is similarly uniform. When each tube aligns with the detection optics, the sample is illuminated and the fluorescent signal is rapidly collected from a single, short optical pathway. This thermal and optical uniformity results in sensitive, precise, and fast real-time PCR analysis. The rotary design delivers up to 20 times better thermal precision in real-time cycling compared with traditional block-based instruments. Build up complete confidence in your real-time PCR test by using highly precise rotary technology.
Unrivaled optical range enables multiple applications
The optical channels of the Rotor-Gene Q MDx compliment QIAGEN's CE-IVD-marked assays. With up to 6 channels spanning UV to infrared wavelengths, the cycler is ready to support even the most demanding multiplex applications (see table). In addition, the software allows you to create new excitation/detection wavelength combinations, which means that the Rotor-Gene Q MDx is now compatible with dyes you may want to use in the future.
Minimum maintenance; maximum convenience
The Rotor-Gene Q MDx is engineered to reduce the need for maintenance, and to maximize ease of use. This saves time and costs, and keeps the instrument operational for continuous testing. The outstanding robustness of Rotor-Gene technology is proven in several thousand installations worldwide.
Convenient features of the Rotor-Gene Q MDx include:
Manual and automated workflow
The Rotor-Gene Q MDx supports manual as well as automated workflows. In addition to a broad range of assays for manual sample preparation and assay setup, there are also options for semi- or fully-automated workflows.
Easy routine verification
Certified laboratories may often want to verify thermal accuracy. For most cyclers, this usually requires interaction with a service engineer. With the Rotor-Gene Q MDx, this is not necessary. Instead, the easy-to-use, cost-effective proprietary Rotor-Disc OTV (Optical Temperature Verification) Kit automates temperature accuracy testing. The full procedure takes less than 30 minutes and can be performed by any user.
QIAGEN CE-IVD-marked PCR kits for pathogen detection and genetic analysis enable detection of specific targets.
Software enables quantification and enhances data security
The comprehensive Rotor-Gene Q software package supports all analysis procedures for IVD testing. The powerful and user-friendly software provides simplicity for the routine user, as well as an open platform for the more advanced developer. Software wizards as well as templates for run, processing, and analysis procedures, and various pre-defined report formats, support standardization in your laboratory.
The highest data security, from starting the run to exporting the results, is assured by audit trails, digital signatures, and individual user management. Each Rotor-Gene Q MDx instrument is supplied with an unlimited software user license for your institute, enabling you to access and analyse your test results on as many computers as you want — in the laboratory, or in the office.
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