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Go, Go Gadgets - Research gets APP happy

Go, Go Gadgets
July 13 2011 by Katia Caporiccio
For researchers working in life science, the MIQE qPCR app for iPhone and iPad, sponsored by Bio-Rad, provides resources and checklists needed to ensure MIQE (Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time qPCR Experiments) compliance for qPCR experiments. “In this day and age, everybody has his phone with him at all times,” said Rachel Scott, senior product manager for Gene Expression at Bio-Rad (Hercules, CA). “The immediacy helps with capturing the information as it occurs, on the fly.”

Research gets APP happy
06/23/2011 by Lisa Grauer
These two new iPhone and iPad apps promise to advance your research more than any summer intern.
Bio-Rad’s new MIQE qPCR app also comes equipped with lab tools including extensive qPCR reference information and checklists that allow researchers to ensure MIQE compliance for their qPCR experiments.
“qPCR is a common lab technique used by most life science researchers today, but not everyone conducting PCR is using the technique in a way that ensures its correct interpretation,” said Rachel Scott, Bio-Rad senior product manager. “As a result of misinterpretation of qPCR data, significant scientific conclusions have been retracted for inaccuracies.”
Developed by real-time PCR (qPCR) experts Michael W. Pfaffl, professor of molecular physiology at Technische Universität München, and Afif Abdel Nour, associate professor of nurigenomics at the Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, the MIQE qPCR app helps researchers achieve accuracy, transparency, and reproducibility in their qPCR experiments by allowing them to monitor MIQE compliance via color-coded checklists and progress bars. The app also provides expert advice through direct links to MIQE-related publications and email addresses of qPCR experts.

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