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New qPCR Instrument installed at CGS


We are pleased to announce the new installation of the Roche LightCycler® 480 II.  It is now available for service with competitive running cost and more applications.  We hope this new instrument brings added value to your research.  The existing instrument, the ABI 7900HT, is still available in parallel.

Applications of LightCycler® 480 II

Gene Quantification
  • Gene detection
  • Absolute quantification
  • Relative quantification/gene expression analysis
Genetic Variation Analysis
  • Melt-curve genotyping with labeled probes
  • Endpoint genotyping
  • High-Resolution Melting (HRM)

Service Charge of LightCycler® 480 II

  1. HK$ 95 per person for first-time usage:  includes operation training, one FREE Roche plate with sealing film, and installation instruction of the Roche official LC480 II data analysis software.
  2. HK$ 95 per run:  includes one 96-well / 384-well plate run and technical support.

For more service details, please refer to platform website:

Realtime PCR platform
Centre for Genomic Sciences
The University of Hong Kong

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