Bio-Rad iQ-Check Kits Receive AOAC INTERNATIONAL and AFNOR Approval for Use with the CFX Opus Deepwell Real-Time PCR System


HERCULES, Calif.—Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader in life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that AOAC INTERNATIONAL and AFNOR have approved the CFX Opus Deepwell Real-Time PCR System for use with Bio-Rad iQ-Check Real-Time PCR Kits.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL has approved the thermal cycler for use with all iQ-Check kits. To obtain approval, a validation study was performed, as part of the AOAC Performance Tested Methods Program, that demonstrated no differences in results between the iQ-Check and reference methods.

AFNOR has approved the instrument for use with the iQ-Check Salmonella spp., Listeria spp., L. monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and Cronobacter spp. PCR Kits. The validation follows the ISO 16140-2:2016 standard and AFNOR technical rules.

The CFX Opus Deepwell Real-Time PCR System offers a modern user experience with flexible connectivity options, high-performance thermal uniformity, and cloud connection capabilities while maintaining the same performance standards customers have come to trust. The certificates are available at

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