Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) has published a qPCR compendium edition of the DECODED newsletter, available free of charge online
In issue number 4.2, researchers can read an interview with internationally recognised expert on quantitative PCR, Jo Vandesompele.
Discussing the common issues researchers face when using qPCR and the future direction of the technology, Vandesompele suggests there is a trend towards digital PCR (dPCR).
For those who want to discover dPCR in more depth there is a special article dedicated to the topic – ‘Digital PCR (dPCR) – what is it and why use it?’, which gives a detailed introduction into how the technology works and its applications.
As well as practical knowledge and ‘how to’ guides on, for example, primer and probe design, handling oligonucleotides and multiplexing, there are application articles such as the optimisation of multiplex qPCR for detecting infectious diseases and biothreat agents.
In this article scientists at Tetracore, a biodefense company based in Rockville, MD, USA, explain how IDT’s ZEN Double-Quenched probes have been invaluable to their work.
The special edition of DECODED has been compiled to offer something for all researchers interested in qPCR, from experienced users to those new to the technology.
With the release of the compendium, IDT has also re-vamped the DECODED pages with improved navigation and content format.
New articles and practical knowledge will continue to be added, providing a consistent resource to aid scientists in their research.