Posted 2nd November 2018 by Jane Williams
Triple-d PCR enhances digital PCR sensitivity and precision for liquid biopsies
Digital-droplet PCR (ddPCR) has been implemented in diverse fields such as cancer biomarkers, viral load detection, prenatal screening, organ donor rejection, or library assessment for next generation sequencing. Detection of emerging resistance or minimal residual disease via ddPCR in liquid biopsies is also growing rapidly.
Posted 23rd April 2018 by Jane Williams
The Digital PCR track at the 4Bio Summit covered the benefits and future development of dPCR, comparisons between dPCR and qPCR and other technologies such as NGS, strategies to convert to a dPCR platform and applying the technology to precision medicine.
If you weren’t able to attend the 4Bio Summit, enjoy these free slides from Ward De Speigelaere, Anthony Magliocco and Nasrin Sarafan-Vasseur.
Posted 5th March 2018 by Jane Williams
In celebration of International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Global Engage is pleased to present a series of blog posts this week, showcasing the work of several key women in the field of science. The theme for this years’ International Women’s Day is ‘Press for Progress’ so we caught up with Patricia Silveyra, a full-time Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, to discuss what she thinks needs to be done to achieve gender equality for women in science.
The Future of Droplet Digital PCR and Blood-Based Assays: An Interview with Gary Pestano and Hestia Mellert
Posted 26th January 2018 by Jane Williams
We caught up with Dr. Gary Pestano, VP, Development and Operations, Biodesix, and Dr. Hestia Mellert, Director, Development, Biodesix, at the 5th qPCR and Digital PCR Congress at 4Bio, where we discussed novel applications, single-cell technology, and the future of ddPCR and PCR.