New QProbe System from Japanese Scientists Offers Cost-Effective, Specific qPCR | GenomeWeb

Scientists at Waseda University in Tokyo and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, headquartered in Tsukuba, have developed a new method for performing qPCR that is more flexible, specific, and cost-saving than the current methods on the market. Called the quenching probe, or QProbe, system, their technique takes advantage of the fact that there is a single fluorescent probe at the heart of quantifying the amount of DNA in the sample and it's attached to the probe and not to the DNA itself. Their work was published in July in Analytical Chemistry.

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