Bio-Rad Adds Six New Genomes to Line of PrimePCR™ Assays for Real-Time PCR

Date: 
2/19/15

Hercules, CA — February 19, 2015 — Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) today announced the launch of predesigned PrimePCR™ Assays for six of the most common model organism genomes used for gene expression analysis: rhesus monkey, zebrafish, yeast, cow, rabbit, and pig.

Hercules, CA — February 19, 2015 — Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) today announced the launch of predesigned PrimePCR™ Assays for six of the most common model organism genomes used for gene expression analysis: rhesus monkey, zebrafish, yeast, cow, rabbit, and pig.

Assay validation is one of the most important steps in qPCR but is sometimes overlooked because researchers may be unaware of its critical importance in generating accurate results. In addition, validating assays can be laborious and time-consuming, especially when assays do not work and need to be redesigned and reordered.

PrimePCR Assays and custom plates are now available for six additional genomes.
PrimePCR Assays and Custom Plates are now available for six additional genomes.

Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR Assays are fully validated in wet labs or in silico using the same algorithms and design rules. All assays are guaranteed to perform, and the raw validation data are available to customers. Researchers can use PrimePCR Assays to follow industry best practices known as MIQE (minimum information for publication of quantitative real-time PCR experiments).

The new PrimePCR Assays are available in SYBR® Green- and probe-based formats for a wide range of targets, as PreAmp assays for preamplification, and as control assays and templates. Bio-Rad also added more than 1,000 predesigned, wet-lab validated disease and pathway PrimePCR Panels for the rat genome to the existing library of 20,000 fully validated PrimePCR rat genome assays for qPCR.

For more information on Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR products, please visit www.bio-rad.com/PrimePCRpr2

About Bio-Rad 
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For more information contact:
Kate Smith
Bio-Rad Laboratories
510-741-5307
kate_smith@bio-rad.com

Ken Li
Chempetitive Group
312-997-2436 x 112
kli@chempetitive.com