How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

Researchers have identified several variants of SARS-CoV-2 since they sequenced the original viral strain responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic from clinical samples in Wuhan, China. Four variants, UK (B1.1.7), B1.1.7 +E484K, South African (B1.351, 501v2) and Brazilian (B1.1.28, P1), are of particular concern. The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that these variants have the potential to...

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Addressing COVID-19 together: LGC, Biosearch Technologies and Shanghai Liferiver Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Posted on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 @ 10:13 AM

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Custom Oligos, Genomics, Coronavirus

Photoblog: Behind the scenes of oligo synthesis

Posted on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

OLIGO SYNTHESIS PHOTO GLIMPSE We’ve recently captured our talented manufacturing teams hard at work building oligos. ...
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Posted on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

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Know Your Oligo Mod: BHQ® (Black Hole Quencher®) Dyes

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

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Celebrate World DNA Day 2015

Posted on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

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Know Your Oligo Mod: Phosphorothioate Bonds

Posted on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

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Know Your Oligo Mod: Methylene Blue

Posted on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

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Delivering Oligos by Nanomole Units

Posted on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

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Topics: Real-time PCR, Custom Oligos

The New Favorite Reference Gene: 36B4, a.k.a. RPLP0

Posted on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 @ 08:06 AM

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Topics: Real-time PCR, Custom Oligos, Referral from the Doctor

FDA Awards Biosearch Technologies $3.4 MM Contract

Posted on Mon, Oct 05, 2009 @ 07:48 AM

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Custom Oligos, Food Safety, Biodefense

Labeling Oligos with Internal BHQ Dyes

Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 @ 08:16 AM

  When to use an internal Black Hole Quencher (BHQ) label in a fluorescence-quenched probe for real-time qPCR. When the ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Product Information, Custom Oligos

Salt-Free Primer Pair Option Now Available

Posted on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 @ 08:08 AM

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Topics: Real-time PCR, Product Information, Custom Oligos

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