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CLARIOstar – measuring sub-picogram levels of dsDNA

The CLARIOstar is the most sensitive Microplate Reader tested for dsDNA Concentration, as shown with Biotium’s new AccuBlueTM NextGen dsDNA Dye. As Genomic DNA sequencing techniques develop, like single cell sequencing, greater sensitivity using lower amounts of DNA is desired. Sensitivity using UV/Vis Absorbance techniques (i.e. 260 nm) is limited by Beer’s law, therefore fluorescence …

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LVF Monochromators in Microplate Readers

Monochromators are optical devices that are used to select a certain wavelength of light that can then be used for a specific analytical purpose. Monochromators appear in a many types of optical instrumentation related to spectroscopy such as spectrofluorometers and absorbance spectrometers. They’ve been sent into the ocean depths, to the outer reaches of the …

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Microplate Based Assays for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative disease is a general term that encompasses any disease that is characterized degeneration of nerve cells leading to cognitive decline and problems with movement. Since nerve cells don’t normally regenerate these diseases are progressive and cannot be cured. Many neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion diseases are characterized by a buildup of protein …

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