ASHG 2020 Virtual Meeting

PerkinElmer at ASHG 2020 Virtual Meeting

ASHG Virtual Meeting 2020

Meet us at ASHG Virtual Meeting 2020!

The American Society of Human Genetics gets together in a virtual meeting from October 27th October 30th this year. Learn more about the PerkinElmer workflow solutions for human genetics and meet us on our virtual booth!

Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Flu RT-PCR Panel

SARS flu respiratory testing panel

CE-IVD mark for simultaneous Covid-19 and flu test

The PKamp™ Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel assay is a real-time RT-PCR multiplexed test intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, influenza B, and RSV. This workflow enables laboratories to conserve resources while testing a single sample for multiple pathogens.

The PKamp™ Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel assay is CE-IVD marked and intended for in vitro diagnostic use in Europe.

1000 chemagic 360 instruments

chemagic 360 instrument

Commitment is an attitude!

A big thank you to the colleagues in Turku who have produced 1000 chemagic™ 360 instruments in a short period of time!

Viral RNA in 31 Minutes!

Short protocol for chemagic 360 instrument for viral RNA extraction

Extract viral RNA from SARS-CoV-2 associated samples in 31 Minutes!

PerkinElmer chemagen has optimized the protocol for the chemagic™ Viral DNA/RNA 300 Kit on the chemagic™ 360 instrument which enables the viral RNA extraction within 31 minutes. The configuration and the set up stays the same, it is only necessary to install the new protocol version for the chemagic 360 instrument. Please contact the Support Team to install the new protocol version on your chemagic™ 360 instrument.

chemagic 360 instruments in explorer workstations

chemagic 360 instrument in explorer workstation

chemagic™ 360 Instrument as part of explorer™ Workstations for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

chemagic™ 360 instruments in explorer™ workstations for SARS-CoV-2 testing

Maximize your SARS-CoV-2 detection by processing up to 10,000 samples/day! The fully automated explorer™ G3 workstation delivers a complete walk-away, high-throughput automation workflow for SARS-CoV-2 testing. Viral RNA is extracted using chemagic™ 360 instruments with the chemagic™ Viral DNA/RNA 300 Kits. PerkinElmer’s SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests are prepared using a JANUS® G3 PCR workstation and the SARS-CoV-2 specimens are analysed using integrated RT-qPCR instruments.

SARS-CoV-2 testing at DKMS Life Science Lab

High throughput PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 testing by DKMS Life Science Lab

DKMS Life Science Lab is one of the world's largest and most advanced genotyping service providers. During the pandemic they have started to support the SARS-CoV-2 testing with their chemagic™ 360 and MSM I instruments. In the following German publication from Biospektrum, they present now how they have increased their testing capacities to 25,000 SARS-CoV-2 samples / day. In addition, they show the successful pooling of six samples with minimal sensitivity loss.

Highest Sensitivity with PerkinElmer SARS-CoV-2 Testing Solutions

Highest Sensitivity with PerkinElmer SARS-CoV-2 Testing Solutions

The new Nature Biotechnology publication follows up with the variety of EUA authorized SARS-CoV-2 virology tests and the need of standardization. PerkinElmer SARS-CoV-2 Testing Solutions have the lowest LOD (measured in copies / µl).

Which kind of scientist are you?

Which kind of scientist are you?

Have you set up a reliable and optimized system for high-throughput nucleic acid purification? But suddenly the company providing the instrumentations and reagents announces that they are going to discontinue the products and the service? There might be some very valid reasons why that specific provider took that decision, but the net result is threatening your operations, and you need to make some critical decisions moving forward. What are you going to do now?

The great genome sequencing rush

The great genome sequencing rush

Data is the new gold and, with the cost of sequencing steadily dropping, scientists are digging the genome goldmine with relentless enthusiasm. Automatization of the process workflow from DNA purification to data analysis and generation has introduced routine high-throughput processing, unleashing possibilities that go far beyond what anyone could expect just a few years ago. As a result, the field of genomics has expanded exponentially, affecting virtually every aspect of the biosciences.

Batch effects and the reproducibility of genomic studies

Batch effects and the reproducibility of genomic studies

Data reproducibility has recently become one of the most debated topics in the scientific community. The lack of reproducibility has been attributed to a combination of many different factors ranging from poor data collection practices to wrong and misleading analysis methodologies. Due to practical issues linked to the massive number of samples that are analyzed, the field of high-throughput genomics is particularly vulnerable to the problem of data reproducibility. A significant factor contributing to the lack of data reproducibility in genomics is represented by the so-called batch effects.