Real Time PCR Webinars

Learn More About Real-Time PCR and Applications

Learn more about Life Technologies™ innovative real-time PCR technologies, including instrumentation, assays and reagents. Highly experienced product development and application scientists are positioned to deliver the best educational experience to both experts and novices. Our real-time PCR educational curriculum offers you hands-on training at our facilities or in your own lab to complement our portfolio of web-based training courses and videos. The webinars below are designed to introduce you to our products and the applications that they enable.

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March 28 2014 Beyond the limits with digital PCR—High accuracy in quantifying next generation sequencing libraries View Webinar
December 5 2013 Expanding the PCR toolbox with Digital PCR – A review of absolute quantification and mutation detection applications on the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System
In this webinar, you will learn about how digital PCR expands the application boundaries of traditional real-time PCR by enabling absolute quantification without the use of a standard curve. With real world examples, you will see how you can go beyond measuring Ct to detecting individual molecules – gaining additional sensitivity and precision for a variety of experiments.

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August 2013 Beyond the limits with digital PCR—high precision in copy number variation
In this webinar, you will learn about how digital PCR brings you beyond the limits of real-time PCR for copy number variation analysis.  Copy number variation, a major cause of structural variation in the genome, plays an important role in human disease. Determination of copy number variation requires both precision and accuracy. Real-time PCR is commonly used to validate copy number variation in populations. However, it may require many replicates to get the precision needed. Digital PCR allows you to go beyond the limits of real-time PCR. With the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System, a simple and affordable digital PCR platform, obtaining precise and accurate absolute quantification for your nucleic acid targets is absolutely attainable.
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April 2012 Fundamentals of Real-Time PCR

Explore the foundation for learning the intricacies of real-time PCR. This webinar is designed for novice users, but experienced users will benefit, too. We will examine applications, instrumentation, chemistries, PCR phases, thresholds, and Ct values. Designed and delivered by one of our experienced field application engineers, this is the first in a series of six webinars that will cover assay design, normalization, reagent choices, theory of analysis, and demonstrations of real-time PCR software.

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  Introduction to Digital PCR

Digital PCR is the next generation of nucleic acid quantification that allows you to go beyond the limits of real-time PCR methods.  With new technologies now available, such as the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System, obtaining absolute quantification for your nucleic acid targets is now easier than ever.
In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of digital PCR, how it works, and how you can use it for your applications to require more sensitivity and precision.  You will also learn how the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System employs a chip-based technology to perform simple and robust digital PCR.

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January 2012 Robust cDNA Synthesis With SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase

A critical component of gene expression research is achieving robust cDNA synthesis. Suboptimal reverse transcriptase reactions can lead to low yields of cDNA or truncated cDNA. Learn why SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase, which has been engineered for higher thermostability, can provide higher yields of full-length cDNA for complete gene expression.

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