Bio-Rad Launches CFX Duet Real-Time PCR System

BP Elements, BioPharm International's BP Elements, June 2022, Volume 1, Issue 6

BioRad Laboratories CFX Duet System is designed to help researchers develop singleplex and duplex quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays.

Bio-Rad Laboratories announced the launch of the CFX Duet Real-Time PCR System on May 26, 2022. The CFX Duet is designed to help researchers develop singleplex and duplex quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays.

According to a company press release, the CFX Duet is a two-color system that is factory calibrated for common dyes, allowing for the precise quantification of up to two targets in genotyping and multiple gene expression analysis without the need for passive reference dies. The device features thermal gradient functionality to enable optimization in fewer runs.

An additional fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) mode supports protein melt analysis for basic protein characterization. The device uses CFX Maestro Software for easy experimental setup and analysis, allowing it to deliver customized reports without exporting data to other programs.

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio of qPCR instruments with the CFX Duet System to help customers run singleplex and duplex assays with a software that matches the robust thermal capabilities of our premium CFX Opus formats.” said Steven Blakely, director for gene expression and software technology, Bio-Rad, in the press release. “The versatile CFX Duet System allows users to quickly get started with gene expression, genotyping, quantification and thermal gradient optimization, as well as protein characterization using FRET.”

Source: Bio-Rad Laboratories