System offers consistent, precise and accessible quantitative PCR analysis for single-plex and duplex assays
Bio-Rad Laboratories, a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, has announced the launch of the CFX Duet Real-Time PCR System to support researchers in developing single-plex and duplex quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays.
The CFX Duet System offers the robust thermal performance and proprietary, accurate optical shuttle system of Bio-Rad’s CFX Opus System, with thermal gradient functionality to enable optimisation in fewer runs.
The CFX Duet is a two-colour system that is factory calibrated for common dyes and, without the need for passive reference dyes, allows the precise quantification of up to two targets in genotyping and multiple gene expression analyses.
An additional fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) mode supports protein melt analysis for basic protein characterisation. The CFX Duet System utilises CFX Maestro Software for easy experimental set-up and analysis, and to deliver customised reports without exporting data to other programs.
“We are pleased to expand our portfolio of qPCR instruments with the CFX Duet System to help customers run single-plex and duplex assays with a software that matches the robust thermal capabilities of our premium CFX Opus formats,” said Steven Blakely, Director for Gene Expression and Software Technology, Bio-Rad.
“The versatile CFX Duet System allows users to quickly get started with gene expression, genotyping, quantification and thermal gradient optimisation, as well as protein characterisation using FRET.”