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Archive | September, 2013

PCR unravels Lyme disease-infected ticks

Lyme disease can cause long term problems, but often people don’t know they are infected after a tick bite so don’t get treatment. A collaboration between faculty and students at a US university used the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to find out how many deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis) actually carry Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that […]

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xxpress takes centre stage in a keynote online seminar

xxpress®, BJS Biotechnologies’ ultra-high speed qPCR system, has been featured in an online seminar PCR Past, Present and Future as a PCR technology of the future by Stephen Bustin, Professor of Allied Health and Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University. Following his involvement with trials of xxpress, Bustin commented: “We are heading towards faster (systems) and […]

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BJS launching xxpress in Germany at Biotechnica 2013

BJS Biotechnologies will be launching its xxpress® qPCR thermal cycler in Germany at BIOTECHNICA 2013 (Hannover, 8-10 October 2013). Designed to be quick, accurate and easy to use, xxpress could save you money as well as time in qPCR by using smaller volumes of reagents than other machines, as well as completely interchangeable sample plates. […]

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