Best Practices and Benefits of qPCR Automation

Life Sciences, Laboratory Technology, Cell and Gene Therapy,
  • Friday, November 03, 2023

The quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) has transformed the world of molecular biology methodology by enabling fast, high-throughput detection and quantification of DNA and RNA in real time. qPCR plays a vital role in addressing today’s healthcare questions, with applications ranging from gene expression analysis to mutagenesis studies. The revolutionary technique amplifies DNA in samples, enabling scientists to measure minute concentrations of analytes accurately. However, qPCR’s biggest strength also leads to its biggest challenge: any contamination in the sample, no matter how small, is also amplified, therefore increasing the need for qPCR automation.

Once contamination has been introduced into a qPCR experiment, it cannot be removed. It is, therefore, crucial to prevent contamination of the sample in the first place. While contamination can be effectively minimized during the liquid handling steps, manual processes in qPCR experiments inherently bring additional risks of introducing contamination and error, such as adding the wrong sample to the wrong well. Scientists can overcome this by qPCR automation processes such as liquid handling to minimize human intervention and therefore eliminate the risk of accidental contamination.

With over 50 years of experience, Gilson has the knowledge, expertise and equipment to support the scientific community in maintaining complete confidence in qPCR sample integrity. In this webinar, attendees will learn the fundamentals of qPCR automation and related techniques, as well as the many benefits that automation brings to the lab. Attendees will discover how labs can implement automation with practically no learning curve.

Join this webinar as the featured speaker will explore strategies for qPCR setup and related workflows using the PIPETMAX® and the best practices for workflow optimization, liquid handling and customization. They will also cover pre-written methods, popular software choices and training opportunities.


Jeremy Poulet Benedetti, Gilson

Jeremy Poulet Benedetti, PhD, Applications Specialist, Gilson

Jeremy Poulet Benedetti, PhD is an Applications Specialist for Gilson’s automated liquid handling line. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the Université de Paris (France). He now brings his lab and automation expertise to support scientists in their journey of automation and verifiable results.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to biotechnology and industry professionals in the following roles:

  • Lab Managers (industrial and academic)
  • Lab Technicians (industrial and academic)

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • How to easily implement qPCR automation in the laboratory
  • The primary differences between manual vs. automated qPCR analysis
  • The benefits of qPCR automation
  • How to get started with automation/software

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Gilson is a family-owned global manufacturer of sample management, purification, and extraction solutions for the life sciences industry. We help researchers advance the pace of discovery by creating easy-to-use lab devices that improve reproducibility and traceability. Since 1957, we’ve been developing innovative products, such as the first continuously adjustable-volume pipette, PIPETMAN®. By partnering closely with the scientific community, we have advanced our portfolio offerings, adding automated pipetting systems and chromatography instruments, plus intuitive software management capabilities. Backed by worldwide R&D, service, and support, Gilson strives to enable verifiable science and to make lab life easier for our customers.

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