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Digital PCR Conference: Applications and Advances

Conference Proceeding CD Now Available
  • Speaker Presentations
  • Poster Abstracts
  • and More!


Thank you for your interest in Digital PCR! Please review it's new sister conference Integrating Digital PCR, taking place April 11-12, 2013 in Boston, MA.

Integrating Digital PCR (April 11-12, 2013 - Boston, MA) 

Over a decade ago, real-time PCR set the standard for sensitive DNA quantification with researchers relying heavily on the process for disease research, diagnosis, and preventative medicine. Today, digital PCR is poised to make a significant impact in the diagnostics field. By allowing for detection of nucleic acids at higher resolution and lower target levels, digital PCR has the ability to identify diseases earlier in progression, providing an advantage for diagnostics and preventative medicine. Its ability to precisely analyze nucleic acids at a molecular level makes it ideal for tasks such as detecting copy number variation and point mutations. This meeting will evaluate novel digital PCR technologies for research, demonstrate innovative amplification techniques, and present strategies for solving common research bottlenecks.

Event Features 

  • Pre-Conference Digital PCR Technology Primer 
  • Sessions On:
    • How digital PCR works in tandem with existing methods such as NGS and microfluidics
    • Digital detection applications in cancer, pre-natal screening, and cell-free DNA
    • The next wave of digital devices
  • Panels Addressing:
    • Practical considerations for implementing digital PCR in your lab
    • NGS vs digital PCR


Kenneth Kinzler Kenneth W. Kinzler, Ph.D., Professor, Oncology; Director, Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center 


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Scientific Advisory Board 

Jim Huggett, Ph.D., Science Leader, Nucleic Acid Metrology, LGC

Kenneth W. Kinzler, Ph.D., Professor, Oncology; Director, Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins University,The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Darren R. Link, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Vice President, R&D, Raindance Technologies, Inc.

Pre-Conference Short Course*

9:00 am-12:00 pm


• An Introduction to Digital PCR

   Jim Huggett, Ph.D., Science Leader, Nucleic Acid Metrology, LGC

• Principles of Digital PCR and Measurement Issues: The Certification of Cytomegalovirus Standard Reference Material (SRM 2366) as a Model for Future SRMs

   Ross Haynes, Biological Science Technician, Biochemical Science Division,
   National Institute of Standards and Technology

• Billion Reactions. Digital Answers: The Next Generation of PCR is Here

   Michael Samuels, Principal Research Scientist & Scientific Liaison, Raindance Technologies, Inc.


* Separate Registration Required