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The IDEXX RealPCR Modular Platform

Standardized. Streamlined. Efficient.

RealPCR platform with single components standardized to work together. Run multiple targets on a single plate and purchase individual components only when you need them.

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Challenges of traditional PCR

Purchasing separate test kits increases inventory and decreases flexibility in ordering.

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Running individual targets on separate plates increases time to results.

Running separate real-time PCR cycling programs increases the investment in real-time instruments.

Benefits of the modular RealPCR platform

Purchasing individual components as needed improves inventory and provides flexibilty in ordering.

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Running RNA and DNA targets side by side rather than on separate plates is cost-effective and reduces waste.

Using a single cycling protocol ( <70 minutes) for all reactions and analyzing results at the same time is faster.

Eco-friendly real-time PCR
  • Electronic inserts easily accessible with a QR code
  • Lyophilized reagents to eliminate the need of dry-ice shipments
  • Reagents in small pouches to minimize packaging material

Quality control starts with each component

  • Pooled positive control includes all RealPCR targets
  • Internal control included in all target mixes, many of which include a host-specific and nucleic acid-specific internal sample control for complete control of the PCR workflow
  • Laboratory monitoring tools and guidelines available to check for laboratory contaminations

Standardization streamlines workflow

  • RealPCR extraction kits for spin column-based and magnetic bead-based extraction of both DNA and RNA from a wide range of sample types
  • RealPCR modular reagents for maximum flexibility and standardization in workflow

Mic qPCR instrument

  • Small-sized 4-channel qPCR instrument for 48 samples
  • Easily scalable for larger sample volumes by connecting multiple instruments to one computer
  • Validated on all IDEXX RealPCR reagents
  • Minimum installation and service requirements
  • Complete thermal uniformity due to circular platform and magnetic induction
  • No reference dyes, calibration, or cross-talk compensation

Documents and resources

For validation reports, additional resources, or to learn more, please contact us.
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