Software Update for PCR Systems
The LightCycler 96 and the LightCycler Nano system, both from Roche, have received new software updates. The LightCycler 96 now features advanced high-resolution melting analysis and qualitative gene detection modules and LightCycler Nano system includes new support features. The new LightCycler 96 module for high-resolution melting analysis is valuable in human genetic disease research applications. It enables easy and fast detection of known and unknown gene mutations, including Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, deletions and methylated regions. Analyses can be performed without temperature calibration. 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 in the field of infectious diseases. The new 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 new software tools for the LightCycler 96 and LightCycler Nano systems are supplied on a UBS stick and are also be available to all customers for immediate download online.