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Thermo Fisher Scientific Absolute Q Liquid Biopsy Assays, Custom Digital PCR Assay Design Tool

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched more than 50 Absolute Q Liquid Biopsy Assays to run on the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio Absolute Q dPCR System. The system is designed to provide accurate and consistent digital PCR results within 90 minutes with minimal hands-on time. The research-use-only assays are pre-designed to identify genetic mutations, including cancer hotspot mutations, to help enable simplification of liquid biopsy workflows.  

The liquid biopsy portfolio includes 20 previously developed assays and covers common genes such as EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA and PK53. The wet lab-verified assays provide sensitive, specific nucleic acid quantification, enabling SNP detection down to 0.1 percent variant allele frequency.  

In addition, Thermo Fisher has launched a Digital PCR Custom Assay Design tool to enable academic and clinical research labs to quickly generate custom dPCR assays. The design tool and assays are suitable for both translational and clinical research settings.