Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2015-10-22
Electrotransfer is performed in an instrument that receives electroblotting cassettes and that contains an integrated power supply, controls, and a display that allows the user to monitor and control each of a plurality of cassettes individually through electrical contacts within the housing that mate with corresponding electrical contacts on the cassettes.
Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2015-10-06
An image sensor assembly having a sensor window positioned in front of an image sensor, having structure and/or characteristics to prevent the formation of condensation on the sensor window. Structure to prevent the formation of condensation includes thin films which can have anti-condensation, anti-reflective, electrically conductive, and/or thermally conductive properties. The sensor window can further have a textured surface to displace water so as to avoid condensation formation on the window surface. The sensor window, and in some embodiments a frame, can be maintained at an elevated temperature proximate to the image sensor during operation to prevent the formation of condensation.
Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2015-10-29
In one aspect, compositions and methods for reducing reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibition in RT-PCR are provided. In some embodiments, the RT inhibition reducer is a phosphorothioate oligodeoxycytosine (SdC), phosphorothioate oligodeoxyadenine (SdA), phosphorothioate oligodeoxythymine (SdT), or phosphorothioate oligodeoxyguanosine (SdG).
Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2015-07-31
Improved flow cells, as well as systems and methods for using the improved flow cells, are provided.
Bio Rad Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2015-07-02
Method of performing a multiplexed digital assay. The method may include (1) partitioning a sample containing at least two distinct targets into droplets; (2) amplifying the at least two distinct targets within the droplets; (3) detecting light from the droplets indicative of the presence or absence of each distinct target in each droplet; and (4) calculating a level of each distinct target based on the detected light.