PCR Equipment

PCR Equipment The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique is ubiquitous in laboratories and is used in applications such as DNA sequencing, cloning, library generations, mutagenesis, expression profiling, and more. PCR amplifies DNA by copying the nucleic acid strands exponentially. Thermal cyclers denature and anneal DNA strands during amplification and reagents such as enzymes, nucleotides and buffers to build the novel DNA. Automated workstations are available for busy, high-throughput laboratories to simplify workflow. Real time PCR systems have the capability for gene expression analysis, gene detection, mutation detection, methylation analysis, miRNA research, and relative quantification of target genes. In selecting products, it is helpful to work with a vendor that will provide optimized protocols, documentation, and troubleshooting assistance, since the systems can be complex with many sources of error. When choosing equipment, consider the ease of decontamination, protocol flexibility, downstream applications, throughput, budget and laboratory space available.

  • Buying a PCR Machine

    Buying a PCR Machine? Consider These 5 Variables
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    A new PCR machine is a big commitment, both financially and in terms of workload—few pieces of equipment are ...
  • Buyers' Guide to Thermal Cyclers

    Four Keys to Selecting the Right PCR Machine
    Monday, July 15, 2013
    In the market for a PCR instrument? Here are four variables to consider.
  • Twin Guard Series Ultra-Low Freezer

    Twin Guard Series Ultra-Low Freezer
    The Panasonic Twin Guard® Series satisfies an industry demand for safe, long-term storage for the most high-valued materials. Two, ...
  • Ninja TAQ Hot Start Polymerase DNA

    Ninja TAQ Hot Start Polymerase DNA
    Free from animal DNA and highly purified to minimize bacterial contamination, Pharmozyme's Ninja Taq DNA Polymerase is a genetically-...