DATA ACQUISITION

Bio-Rad CFX96 system

20 May 2008

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Bio-Rad Laboratories has released Bio-Rad CFX96, which is a real-time PCR detection system.

The CFX96 optical reaction module builds on the power and flexibility of the C1000 thermal cycler, creating an easy-to-install real-time PCR system that delivers sensitive, reliable detection for real-time PCR applications, including absolute quantification, genetic variation analysis, and gene expression. The flexible, easy-to-use CFX Manager software accommodates the needs of all users, whether performing a real-time PCR experiment or analysing a comprehensive gene expression study.

Key benefits of the CFX96 system include:

  • Long lasting solid-state components with LEDs and photodiodes for reliable results
  • Quick installation and factory-calibrated optics, which enable system set-up in a matter of seconds
  • Fast thermal cycling, which produces results in fewer than 30 minutes
  • A thermal cycler gradient feature, which optimises reactions in a single experiment
  • Minimal sample and reagent usage that offer reliable results obtained with low reaction volumes
  • Experiments that can be tailored to need by use one of several data acquisition modes, including a single channel fast scan option for SYBR Green
  • Software that can send email notification with an attached data file upon run completion and up to four instruments that may be controlled by a single computer

The CFX96 system offers users a way to achieve sensitive target detection in single (or multiplex assays) for a variety of real-time PCR applications in addition to reliable performance and higher throughput options. The CFX Manager software enables rapid quantitative and built-in gene expression analysis and also has powerful data analysis tools.

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