Combinati Blog

As dPCR is a relatively new approach to nucleic acid detection and quantification, this blog is designed to be a resource for both new and experienced dPCR users.
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What is the difference between quantitative PCR and digital PCR?

Quantitative PCR (qPCR) and digital PCR (dPCR) are both methods of determining the quantity of a particular nucleic acid target in a given reaction.  To …

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Routine wastewater monitoring: why is digital PCR the best approach?

Routine wastewater monitoring is a more cost-effective way to monitor transmission dynamics because sewage influent effectively pools samples from an entire community.

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Improving Consistency in Wastewater Testing

Wastewater based epidemiology, or WBE, is a method of testing wastewater for the genetic material of pathogens which can be used as a biomarker for …

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Using Wastewater Based Epidemiology to Fight COVID-19

As of December 2020, COVID-19 has infected over 72 million people globally, causing over 1.6 million deaths, with numbers expected to rise through the early …

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Digital PCR versus Droplet Digital PCR: What’s the difference?

What is digital PCR? Digital PCR (dPCR) is an emergent technology poised to become the new gold standard in precise nucleic acid quantitation. However, it …

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Dye Selection for Absolute Q

The Absolute Q® Digital PCR Platform comes in a single optical configuration which is pre-calibrated at the factory. The following compatible dyes may be used …

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