Molecular biology techniques are revolutionizing biomedical research. This shift depends on molecular technologies becoming user-friendly and intuitive enough that people other than highly trained molecular biologists can operate them safely and effectively. At TATAA Biocenter (Sweden), the Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 6 Pro Real-Time PCR System has proven to be the right tool for the job.
Mikael Kubista speaks in glowing terms about the improvements and conveniences that the QuantStudio 6 Pro system has brought to his company. Kubista particularly appreciates how this device’s compact design makes it ideal for crowded laboratories like his, noting that his first impression of the QuantStudio 6 Pro system was of its compact design: “So small! … We have a lot of equipment in our laboratory, so lab space is limiting and this very, very small footprint is very valuable to us.” Less bench space devoted to qPCR machines means more for everything else that goes on in a busy lab, to everyone’s benefit.
Dr. Kubista also mentioned the benefits to his team of the touch-screen interface and voice commands, the QuantStudio 6 Pro system gives researchers access to advanced and highly sensitive qPCR technology that doesn’t require a separate computer to use and which doesn’t require them to remove their gloves to operate. As quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a notoriously sensitive laboratory technique that requires careful hygiene to both protect samples from human skin and protect devices from potentially dangerous reagents, these features lead to better results and fewer errors.
In lieu of an attached computer, the QuantStudio 6 Pro system is integrated with cloud-storage and remote access services. This integration means that users can book time on the device, set up runs, and then access their data regardless of their preferred computer operating system, allowing MacOS and Windows users to collaborate effectively. Storing data in the cloud protects against losses, fosters cooperation between researchers, and reduces the need for local storage, all features that are particularly useful in large labs with many users.
Quantitative PCR data invites a variety of advanced statistical approaches, and the QuantStudio 6 Pro system delivers its output in standard formats compatible with numerous powerful statistical analysis programs, keeping data accessible in every way it can. Combined with its enhanced sensitivity and ability to use a variety of pre-existing assays, the QuantStudio 6 Pro system stands to bring your quantitative PCR practice into a new and brighter future, much as it has enhanced the operations of TATAA Biocenter.
Hear more of what Mikael Kubista has to say about his experience with the QuantStudio 6 Pro Real-Time PCR system in his video interview. For more information about the QuantStudio line of qPCR solutions, click here.
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