The next-generation DuPont Qualicon BAX® system Q7 is the result of a strategic alliance between DuPont Qualicon and Applied Biosystems Group.
The BAX® Q7 combines the ease-of-use and superior performance of the current BAX® system with additional technologies from Applied Biosystems that result in a highly flexible PCR instrument and future new assays that exploit the technology. The BAX® Q7 offers advanced DNA-based detection of microbes in environmental samples and food throughout the supply chain.
While totally compatible with current BAX® system assays, the new BAX® Q7 instrument can use both real-time and end-point detection methods. It has the ability to detect up to five different dyes used for probe-based detection, as well as intercalating dyes, allowing the use of the best chemistry to match the needs of the assay. It completes 40 cycles of PCR in less than two hours, leading to faster results.
The BAX® Q7 is a major step-change in PCR detection systems. Innovations in the new instrument will enable development of BAX® Q7 assays that provide new and meaningful information on food samples, such as presence and amount of multiple microbes in a single sample. This, in turn, will help food companies make informed business decisions at an earlier point in the process.
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