PCR / qPCR
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic put the world's laboratories under pressure. Here's how lab technicians worked to overcome the initial challenges.
Here, we describe the five main benefits of using the PipettePilot qPCR/PCR template for your COVID-19 testing, including access to sample information, how the program intuitively guides you through your workflow, and more.
Using Gilson Liquid Handling Tools to Improve SHIELD T3 Saliva-based COVID-19 Test Workflow Efficiency
I-COVID is a rapid saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We had the opportunity to interview Christian Messmacher, Chief Operating Officer of SHIELD T3, about the company, how their I-COVID test is expanding testing, and how he uses Gilson liquid handling tools to help facilitate the testing workflow.
Here we show how our Gilson portfolio of products fits into RT-LAMP COVID-19 testing workflows. Each step of the process is illustrated with a description of the products and how they can help to improve the quality of your results and enhance your sample integrity.
In today’s clinical environment, COVID-19 testing is of paramount importance and is growing in numbers on a daily basis. Here we show how our Gilson portfolio of products fit into the qPCR COVID-19 laboratory workflow.
Here, we discuss SHIELD T3, an organization founded by the University of Illinois to help expand the use of the I-COVID test. We describe their testing method and how Gilson liquid handling products are used to facilitate the workflow.
Dr. Ed Campbell is a molecular virologist at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine whose research focuses on molecular mechanisms of viral infection and inflammation. Recently, he has taken on a new role as founder of SafeGuard Surveillance, a company running COVID-19 surveillance testing for school districts in the suburban Chicago area.
In this study, functional RNA was quantitated by RT-qPCR using the GoTaq® Probe 1-Step RT-qPCR System after two different extraction methods. To enhance the pipetting accuracy and consistency, PIPETMAX was used to reduce pipetting errors inherent in manual methods.
Integrating automated liquid handling systems, like PIPETMAX®, into your RT-qPCR workflows for detecting SARS-CoV-2 can help remove the risk of manual errors in sample transfers.