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RT-qPCR strategies for molecular diagnostics, OEM and customized solutions

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

NEB Scientist Greg Patton, Ph.D., discusses how the molecular diagnostics field improves assay accuracy, robustness, and accessibility, for COVID RT-qPCR testing - including molecular technical advantages, OEM and customized reagent considerations to put upfront, and a tool to monitor for viral variant effects.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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RT-qPCR strategies for molecular diagnostics and OEM

Supersizing Molecular Cloning by Rewriting the Rules for Golden Gate Assembly

Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Read about how NEB scientists have rewritten the rules for Golden Gate Assembly of large multi-fragment targets - using Data-optimized Assembly Design (DAD) and modified protocols they have assembled the entire T7 bacteriophage genome from 52 fragments

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks through College Campus Surveillance Testing

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 By Lydia Morrison, M.S.

COVID-19 pooled testing is an efficient way to monitor viral spread within a community, and the loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay is a major asset for community monitoring because it's inexpensive, fast, and accurate.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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Bioremediation for sustainable clean water

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Read about how bioremediation has the potential to sustainably and economically address the global scarcity of potable water supplies, and how NEB puts bioremediation into practice to process campus wastewater.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Recycling styrofoam

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

Learn what it takes to achieve the most eco-friendly disposal for EPS foam coolers and about some of the sustainable shipping solutions used by NEB to deliver molecular biology tools to scientists around the world.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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