PCR and Real-Time PCR Kits

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Teach PCR and real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) with these hands-on lab activities that engage students with real-world contexts. Students will amplify and analyze DNA from forensic (simulated), human, agricultural, and environmental samples to explore the utility of PCR and qPCR in crime scene investigation, medicine, food analysis, and ecology, among other applications.

PCR Kits

  • DNA Barcoding Kits

    DNA Barcoding Kits

    Students incorporate PCR, DNA sequencing, and bioinformatics as they genetically identify species of fish, mammals, insects, or fungi using a DNA barcode.

  • Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics Kit

    Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics Kit

    Students use pre-made DNA samples to simulate DNA profiling as commonly used in forensic laboratories.

  • PV92 PCR Informatics Kit

    PV92 PCR Informatics Kit

    Students extract DNA from their cheek cells or hair follicles and then use PCR and electrophoresis to fingerprint their own DNA.

  • GMO Investigator Kit

    GMO Investigator Kit

    Students extract DNA from food samples and then apply PCR and DNA electrophoresis to test for the presence of two GMO-associated DNA sequences.

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Real-Time PCR Kits

Educational Resources

PCR

 

Real-Time PCR

  • Real-time PCR Basics — Editable Powerpoint File

    Real-Time PCR Basics
    (PPT 5.7 MB)

    An editable presentation that explains how real-time PCR works and how it can be used for quantitative purposes.

  • Real-time PCR Applications Editable File

    Real-Time PCR Applications
    (PPT 4.3 MB)

    An editable presentation that explains how real-time PCR works and several of its real-life applications.

  • Webinar: Discover Real-Time PCR for the Classroom

    Webinar: Discover Real-Time PCR for the Classroom (1:00 Hour)

    Narrated by David Palmer, PhD, this webinar covers the basics of real-time PCR with a unique explanation of the calculation of starting DNA quantities from real-time PCR data.

Equipment

PCR Equipment

  • T100 Thermal Cycler

    T100 Thermal Cycler

    The 96-well T100 Thermal Cycler offers an intuitive touch screen and reliable performance in a compact footprint for performing PCR in the classroom.

  • C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler

    C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler

    The C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler can accommodate different throughput needs with easily interchangeable reaction modules that swap in seconds.

Real-Time PCR Equipment

  • CFX Duet Real-Time PCR System

    CFX Duet Real-Time PCR System

    Designed for 2-channel multiplex capability and without stand-alone operation, Wi-Fi connectivity, or BR.io compatibility, the CFX Duet System is the perfect choice for many teaching laboratories.

  • CFX Opus Real-Time PCR Systems

    CFX Opus Real-Time PCR Systems

    Available in 96-well (5-color detection) and 384-well (4-color detection) formats for multiplex assays, the CFX Opus Real-Time PCR Systems offer flexible options for stand-alone or remote operation and data retrieval. It represents Bio-Rad’s premium offering for real-time qPCR.


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