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Title: Amplification efficiency and thermal stability of qPCR instrumentation: Current landscape and future perspectives
Authors: Rogers-Broadway, KR
Karteris, E
Keywords: Quantitative polymerase chain reaction;Thermal uniformity;Amplification efficiency
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Spandidos Publications
Citation: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 10: pp. 1261-1264, (2015)
Abstract: Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is a method of amplifying and detecting small samples of genetic material in real time and is in routine use across many laboratories. Speed and thermal uniformity, two important factors in a qPCR test, are in direct conflict with one another in conventional peltier‑driven thermal cyclers. To overcome this, companies are developing novel thermal systems for qPCR testing. More recently, qPCR technology has developed to enable its use in point‑of‑care testing (POCT), where the test is administered and results are obtained in a single visit to a health provider, particularly in developing countries. For a system to be suitable for POCT it must be rapid and reliable. In the present study, the speed and thermal uniformity of four qPCR thermal cyclers currently available were compared, two of which use the conventional peltier/block heating method and two of which use novel heating and cooling methods.
Description: This is a final draft version of the publication following acceptance by the journal.
ISSN: 1792-1015
Appears in Collections:Brunel OA Publishing Fund
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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