Roche has launched software updates, including high-resolution melting analysis and qualitative detection modules for the LightCycler 96 and new support features for the LightCycler Nano system.
The LightCycler 96 module for high-resolution melting analysis will be used in human genetic disease research applications. It enables detection of known and unknown gene mutations, including Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, deletions and methylated regions. The novel dedicated qualitative detection module for LightCycler 96 enables direct detection and validation of a target gene´s presence or absence.
This module also employs a novel control concept and is designed mainly for customers doing research of infectious diseases.
Features of the LightCycler Nano include advanced gene expression analysis mediated by the import of external standard curves. It also offers an enhanced analysis method for high-resolution melting experiments.
“The launch of these new software tools underlines our ongoing commitment to broadening the innovative features offered by our PCR systems,” said Gerd Haberhausen, head of qPCR and Sample Preparation Systems.
Roche launched the LightCycler 96 System in October 2012 with a variety of analysis methods including endpoint genotyping and absolute and relative quantification. Data generated by the system can be analyzed directly or remotely for translation into publication-ready results in line with MIQE guidelines. The new software also can create PDF or HTML reports.