"The Biometra devices have proven to be very robust and reliable for complex PCR reactions."
Prof. Dr. Ralf Küppers, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the Institute of Cell Biology (Tumor Research), University of Duisburg-Essen
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PCR for complex research projects
Prof. Dr. Ralf Küppers teaches and conducts research at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He was one of the first scientists to establish a completely new PCR methodology in research practice. Thanks to his work, the cellular origin of HodgkinLymphome is known today. For his research, he has relied on PCR expertise from Biometra and Analytik Jena for more than 30 years.
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. It is a process that stimulates the sequences of nucleic acids to multiply through targeted temperature control. The nucleic acid obtained in this way can in turn be used for further PCR runs and further multiplied. Thanks to the PCR procedure, viruses or hereditary diseases, among other things, can be genetically detected. Today, the method is part of the standard repertoire in every molecular biology laboratory. Biometra, now part of Analytik Jena GmbH, was one of the first companies to offer the thermal cyclers required for PCR to a broad scientific market. The PCR specialists from Göttingen quickly earned an excellent reputation. To this day, the Biometra brand stands for outstanding PCR instruments worldwide. One person who has achieved great things for science with the use of Biometra devices is Prof. Dr. Ralf Küppers
Prof. Küppers, who teaches and conducts research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, is one of the pioneers of single-cell PCR. As part of his doctorate, he and his colleagues established a so-called multiplex single-cell DNA PCR for the first time to analyze individual B cells or B-cell lymphoma cells. Thanks to this methodology, significant progress has been made in Hodgkin's lymphoma research. Single-cell PCR made it possible to determine the cellular origin of this disease. Prof. Küppers and his colleagues Prof. Rajewsky and Prof. Hansmann received the renowned German Cancer Aid Award, which is awarded for outstanding research in the field of oncology. Biometra's PCR Instruments have accompanied Prof. Küppers for a very long time. "I have been using Biometra thermal cyclers since my time as a PhD student in Cologne. To this day, I have remained loyal to the company," says Prof. Küppers, who has used many of these devices over the years.
"I have been using BiometraThermocycler since my time as a PhD student in Cologne. To this day, I have remained loyal to the company."
Prof. Dr. Ralf Küppers, University of Duisburg-Essen
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"Robust and reliable"
The list of PCR cyclers that Prof. Küppers has used for his research over the years and still uses today reads like a Biometra brand history: UNO, UNO II, TGradient 96, TProfessional 60, TOne, TRIO and TAdvanced. He has already used almost every themocycler model. Prof. Küppers particularly appreciates the reliability of the PCR thermal cyclers of the Biometra series: "The Biometra devices have proven to be very robust and reliable for complex PCR reactions. Especially the TRIO block and the gradient function are very helpful for testing different conditions for new PCRs in parallel." The devices are also particularly easy to program and operate, Prof. Küppers continues. He is particularly impressed by the sales and service of Analytik Jena: "Both the accessibility and the quality of the technical service are excellent and in sales we always have a contact person who is committed to our concerns and wishes."
About Prof. Küppers and the University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Ralf Küppers has held the Chair of Molecular Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2004. He studied biology at the University of Cologne, where he also received his doctorate and habilitation. The University of Duisburg-Essen has over 40,000 students and about 5,800 employees. Biomedicine is one of the university's research priorities. For more information, see www.uni-due.de/zmb .