COVID-19 Research and SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance

LightCycler 480

Rapid high-throughput, plate-based real-time PCR with LightCycler®

During this pandemic, the LightCycler® 480  and the LightCycler® 96 have been used for critical research leading to numerous Emergency Use Authorization submissions for SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Detection Assays.

Both the LightCycler® 480 System (for mid- to high-throughput PCR) and the LightCycler® 96 System (for low- to mid-throughput PCR) are high-performance PCR platforms that provide methods for viral genome detection, gene expression analysis, gene detection, genetic variation analysis, and array data validation.

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The LightCycler® Multiplex RNA Virus Master

The LightCycler® Multiplex RNA Virus Master

The LightCycler® Multiplex RNA Virus Master is a one-step RT-qPCR Master Mix for sensitive and reliable multiplex detection of viral RNA targets and internal controls, is designed for use on both LightCycler instruments.

  • Unique recombinant reverse transcriptase for efficient and robust reverse transcription of RNA isolated from a wide range of materials, including difficult sample materials (e.g., blood, plasma, serum, and stool).
  • Highly sensitive reverse transcription and multiplex qPCR detection.
  • Fast results and specific priming due to an aptamer-mediated hot start protocol.
  • Especially suited for automated workflows due to high thermostability of reverse transcriptase and AptaTaq Fast DNA Polymerase.
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