Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. launched the Bio-Rad CFX384 real-time PCR detection system and CFX Manager software, Security Edition, which can be used to ensure compliance with the regulations published by the US Food and Drug Administration for secure handling of electronic records.
The CFX384 system provides high-throughput, real-time PCR in a 384-well format and can be operated in several control configurations. Researchers can either run a stand-alone system without a computer or up to four instruments from one computer.
Using the Bio-Rad C1000 thermal cycler chassis as the base thermal cycler instrument, the CFX384 real-time PCR detection system incorporates optical technologies and software to deliver sensitive, reliable detection for real-time PCR applications, including absolute quantitation, genetic variation analysis, and gene expression. The system reads each well individually with high sensitivity and no cross talk. Multiple data acquisition modes let runs be tailored to different applications.
The detection system provides multiple scan modes for data acquisition, so runs can be tailored to different detection chemistries. The detection system can be controlled by CFX Manager software (version 1.1).
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 12, No. 5, May, 2009, p.9.