Roche said this week that researchers at Ghent University are using Roche's LightCycler 1536 real-time PCR instrument in various cancer research projects at the university.

Although Roche said that it signed an agreement with Ghent University in general, the instrument will primarily be used in the laboratory of Jo Vandesompele, professor of functional cancer genomics and applied bioinformatics at the university, and one of the pre-eminent researchers in the qPCR field.

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