Can COVID-19 testing be made more sustainable during prolonged uncertainty?

Can COVID-19 testing be made more sustainable during prolonged uncertainty?

In September 2021, Delta persists as the most prevalent variant worldwide due to its high infectivity, causing surges in COVID-19 cases to the point where some areas are reopening mass testing centres. As long as COVID-19 continues to defy expectations and predictions, testing will play a key role in managing the virus - whether it’s for re-introducing activities that provide a sense of normalcy or for the surveillance of emerging variants. With some local governments incorporating mandatory testing requirements into their re-opening strategies, there is growing concern about the availability and supply-chain resilience in order to access testing reagents and supplies to support another spike in demand.

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Digital PCR – improving reproducible molecular methods in the clinic

Posted on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 08:40 AM

A recent study coordinated by LGC and published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, has demonstrated the potential of ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR

qPCR-based Molecular Diagnostics at the Forefront of Zika Surveillance

Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

As the Zika virus outbreak spreads, a wave of international concern has grown, and scientists have scrambled to ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR

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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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR, Custom Oligos

Nova is the new black

Posted on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

LGC Biosearch Technologies has developed a new qPCR probe format powered by Black Hole Quencher® technology known as ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR

Introducing BHQnova Probes for qPCR - Join the Early Access Program

Posted on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

LGC Biosearch Technologies is announcing the upcoming release of a new qPCR probe format known as BHQnova™ probes. This ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR

Know Your Oligo Mod: 3' Spacer C3

Posted on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

This week, we continue our Know Your Oligo Mod series and we will focus on a very basic, yet extremely versatile ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Oligo Modifications

And the Consensus (Sequence) is...

Posted on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 02:31 PM

Studying the expression level of RNA transcripts is often complicated by the fact that many DNA sequences are ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, RNA FISH

MIQE Goes Digital with Open Access qPCR Guide

Posted on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

Since its inception, qPCR has been recognized as a powerful molecular method. However, the application of this ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR

Molecular Methods Research Finds a New Home

Posted on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

The need for improved diligence in research reporting has been echoed in numerous publications which cast doubt on the ...
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How Much is Your qPCR Assay Really Costing You?

Posted on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

In the setup of a qPCR experiment, one of the first decisions to make is which detection method to use. This generally ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR

BHQplus Probes Optimize Multiplex Competitive qRT-PCR in Diagnostics

Posted on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

In a recent webinar, Dr. James Willey describes a two color fluorometric assay for more robust quantitation of nucleic ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR

A Successful Duo for Accurate, Speedy, and Economical SNP Genotyping

Posted on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) have been widely studied for over 15 years, and have applications in forensics, ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Product Information, SNP Genotyping

Check out our new website qPCR Design Lab @ qPCRdesign.com

Posted on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Biosearch Technologies has launched qPCRdesign.com, a new microsite targeted specifically for your quantitative PCR ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Design Services

Delivering Oligos by Nanomole Units

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

Different oligonucleotide manufacturers deliver probes and primers in a variety of different measured units including ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Custom Oligos

RT-qPCR Molecular Diagnostics Assist Workers at the Forefront of Ebola Outbreak.

Posted on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

The largest recorded Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in history continues to devastate the West African region. This ...
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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR, Biodefense

One Step too Many? Simplify your qPCR Protocol.

Posted on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Don’t waste time performing an extra step. Cut back on pipetting and order a ValuMix™ Assay to have your probes and ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Product Information

30 Years: The Impact of PCR

Posted on Thu, Sep 05, 2013 @ 09:29 AM

Do you remember when the most popular method of DNA amplification involved multiple hybridizations, followed by single ...
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RT-qPCR and the Stellaris FISH Method

Posted on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is a ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, RNA FISH, Referral from the Doctor

qPCR Probes at work: Innovative CLIA test for NSCLC staging

Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

Non-squamous, Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common cause of death in the US and globally, has recently ...
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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR

Factors affecting fluorophore performance in qPCR

Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- In qPCR, fluorescent modified oligos may be either linear or non-linear in ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

Fluorescence Quenching Mechanisms for Dual-Labeled Probes

Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 @ 07:44 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Fluorescent probes are used in biochemical assays to monitor specific events ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

Multiplexing with Xanthenes

Posted on Wed, Jun 08, 2011 @ 09:13 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) was developed as a means to detect the ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

qPCR troubleshooting: interpreting amplification curves and diagnosing problems

Posted on Thu, May 05, 2011 @ 10:15 AM

If you run quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assays, the chances are that you’ve seen some strange looking ...
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Biosearch Technologies and Intelligent Medical Devices, Inc. (IMDx) Finalize cGMP Oligo Supply and Licensing Agreements for Molecular Diagnostic Testing (IVD) Products

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly ...
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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR

Between ROX and a Hard Place

Posted on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 @ 09:12 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- ROX in qPCR Quantitative real-time RT-PCR was developed as a means of ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

Biosearch Technologies and DuPont Qualicon Finalize Agreements for Food Safety Dx

Posted on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 @ 09:24 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly ...
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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Food Safety

Biosearch Technologies and Seegene Finalize Oligonucleotide Supply and BHQ®, CAL Fluor® and Quasar® Licensing Agreements

Posted on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 @ 08:12 AM

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly ...
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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR

Biosearch Technologies Expands Licensing of QIAGEN Scorpions® Patents

Posted on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:41 AM

Biosearch Technologies today announces that it has entered into a new license relationship with QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QIA, ...
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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Product Information

Taq Facts

Posted on Tue, Aug 03, 2010 @ 08:14 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- When the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was first described, the Klenow ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

Pipetting for qPCR

Posted on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 @ 08:41 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Research trends in laboratories today increasingly steer towards gene ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Lab Method, Referral from the Doctor

Easier Online Ordering through RealTimeDesign™ Software

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 @ 08:32 AM

RealTimeDesign (RTD TM) Software from Biosearch Technologies is an easy to use, yet powerful assay design application ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Design Services

Buy One qPCR Probe & Get One FREE

Posted on Fri, May 14, 2010 @ 09:21 AM

Buy one CAL Fluor® or Quasar® -BHQ® Probe and get a FREE ValuProbeTM BHQ Probe* and calibration standard ($190 in ...
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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR

New Product Line! ValuPanel™ Reagents

Posted on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 @ 08:52 AM

We are pleased to introduce ValuPanel Reagents, a new product line of mission-critical probe and primer sets that ...
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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Product Information, Biodefense

Black Hole Scorpion® Primers - Killer probes for qPCR

Posted on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 @ 08:57 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article-   Scorpions®Primers are dual-labeled FRET probes that combine a Molecular ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Product Information, Referral from the Doctor

Molecular Beacons - Lights in the storm

Posted on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 @ 11:05 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Molecular Beacons are a special type of dual-labeled oligonucleotide probe. ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

Dual-labeled BHQ probes - Performance to “dye” for

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 @ 10:20 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article-   A BHQ® probe is a dual-labeled oligonucleotide covalently labeled with a ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

This Year's MVP (Most Valuable Practice): Touchdown PCR

Posted on Thu, Feb 04, 2010 @ 10:39 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article-   The aim of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method is to amplify or ...
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The Grand Ballet: Wine and Biotechnology

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 @ 11:15 AM

At the third qPCR Symposium, held November 9th -12th in Millbrae, CA, ETS laboratories (ETS) scientist Rich DeScenzo ...
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An Alternative to DNAse I heat inactivation: LiCl precipitation

Posted on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Genomic DNA contamination has been a hot topic for qPCR researchers since ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

A Quick Jump Start to Multiplexing qPCR

Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 @ 10:01 AM

By now, you've no doubt read about the reductions in error, cost and time that can be achieved by multiplexing real ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Design Services

Slope Efficiency Equals Manageable and Corrected PCR

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2009 @ 12:01 PM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article-   ε = m.c.2 (shall I explain? slope efficiency equals manageable and ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

On the Set of "Making of the Swine Flu Test Kit - Inside Biosearch Technologies"

Posted on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 08:29 AM

Biosearch Technologies recently launched a video, Making of the Swine Flu Test Kit - Inside Biosearch Technologies, ...
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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR, Biodefense

Bringing Back a Champion: Competitive Quantitative Real-time RT-PCR

Posted on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 @ 08:08 AM

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Competitive qRT-PCR has become a lost art. Early titans of probe-based PCR ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

BIOSEARCH TECHNOLOGIES TAKES LICENSE TO CDC H1N1 SIGNATURES AND INFLUENZA A SUB-TYPING PATENT

Posted on Wed, Nov 04, 2009 @ 07:47 AM

Biosearch Technologies announced today that the company has licensed from the CDC the novel H1N1 Influenza signatures ...
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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR, Biodefense

Micronics Acquires License to Biosearch Technologies’ Nucleic Acid Assay Chemistries

Posted on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 @ 01:16 PM

    Micronics, Inc., a leading developer of point-of-care molecular diagnostic products, announced today that it has ...
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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR

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

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

A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article- Ribosomes are comprised of two subunits, one small (40S) and one large ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Custom Oligos, Referral from the Doctor

DoD Issues SBIR Grants to Biosearch Technologies

Posted on Thu, Oct 08, 2009 @ 08:13 AM

Biosearch Technologies has been selected for two Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants from the Department ...
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Topics: Announcement, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time PCR

What Genes are Hot, What Genes are Not

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2009 @ 02:41 PM

 A "Referral from the Doctor" Blog Article-  Top 10 Reference Genes for probe-based Real-time PCR in 2009: • Acidic ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Referral from the Doctor

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

Biosearch Technologies will now be offering the option of salt-free primer pairs for purchase with any probe order. A ...
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Topics: Real-time PCR, Product Information, Custom Oligos

Biosearch Technologies is adding more COLOR to qPCR

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 @ 02:07 PM

Since its introduction in 2005, the ValuProbe BHQ Probe has become Biosearch Technologies' most popular product sold to ...
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Topics: Announcement, Real-time PCR, Product Information

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