As SARS-CoV-2 virus shifts strategies, new products and technologies step up to the challenge
Molecular methods such as quantitative polymer chain reaction (qPCR) have gained significant momentum for use in microbial testing of cannabis. Here are a few key considerations for use of these methods and commercial kits.
The post COVID-19 landscape will incorporate new tools designed to address challenges in both the lab and the field -- technologies that may be essential as we move to higher standards of safety, efficiency, and automation.
Digital PCR or dPCR extends where qPCR falls short, namely in the accuracy and precision of absolute quantitation and the manner in which target DNA is measured. Here we explore details behind the application of this powerful technology.
We review popular technologies and the equipment involved, briefly discussing important aspects to keep in mind when optimizing the technique.