Facilities that perform sensitive tests walk the narrow path between performing high quality, reliable tests that are often used to make vital decisions and providing those tests in a cost effective and timely manner. Empirical Bioscience makes that path less daunting with its superior reagents, rigorous process control and deep toolbox of experience in PCR master mixes.
Whether the goal is to find an acceptable match for human tissue or to trace the source of an infectious disease transmitted through contaminated vegetables, every test requires absolute confidence that the reagents are pure, have robust activity and remain potent over time. With the single-minded purpose to be the preeminent provider of PCR reagents, Empirical Bioscience makes it its business to provide only the purest master mixes that have been assayed for the right concentrations of components and found free of rogue DNA and nuclease.
Customers that use Empirical Bioscience components and master mixes say they have been able to simplify tests, perform tests faster and improve accuracy, all the while driving down operational costs.
Empirical Bioscience takes the guesswork out of whether reagents used for tests contain rogue DNA or nuclease that can greatly reduce a shelf life of its products. By rigorously enforcing lot-to-lot consistency, Empirical Bioscience provides top-quality reagents that greatly diminish the chances that standard tests will yield false negatives or false positives due to contamination.
Some of Empirical Bioscience customers include histology labs that match donor tissues with recipients, labs that perform paternity testing and diagnostic genetic testing, and companies involved with pharmacogenomics.
But regardless of the test’s purpose, it’s clear that a well designed recipe made up of pure components saves time, reduces human error and improves accuracy — critical considerations for maintaining profit margins. Empirical Bioscience has extensive experience in designing complex master mixes for multiplexing to save technicians time in conducting tests.
Genetics tests for detection of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus and MAD cow disease have improved the overall safety of the beef and dairy products in the food supply chain during the past decade, and experts say that trend line will only strengthen. Empirical Bioscience products are used by some of the country’s largest institutions involved in the safety of plant and animal foodstuffs, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Michigan State University.
With experience in developing custom master mixes used to test DNA from animals ranging from bacteria to mammals, Empirical Bioscience stands ready to make reagents that can form the backbone of reliable and affordable diagnostics.
Scientists began to apply the genomic tools used to develop new drugs and medical therapies to the plant kingdom in the mid 1990s, fueling explosive growth in the use of advanced PCR techniques to decipher plant genomes. Empirical Bioscience products are being used today in developing tests for detection of diseases caused by fungal and bacterial pathogens in vegetables and field crops of northern and central California.
To supply this burgeoning field of molecular research with the right tools, Empirical Bioscience has developed what it believes to be the most effective G-C enhancer on the market today for research of G-C rich targets and a customized version that can multiplex to save experiment steps. Due to their extensive experience in developing reagents for challenging PCR, Empirical Bioscience experts have been able to develop standard and customized multiplex products that may have more than 75 chemical components to save technicians time as they conduct their experiments.