Founded in 2001 by pioneers in qPCR, TATAA Biocenter is Europe’s leading provider of gene expression profiling services and a prime organizer of hands-on training in quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). Our offer comprises the entire field of qPCR services, including commissioned services and research projects, hands-on training and highest quality products.
TATAA Biocenter offers a full range of real-time qPCR services and contract research to Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies and takes part in several EU funded research projects and national R&D efforts.
TATAA Biocenter develops and performs a broad spectrum of hands-on courses in qPCR world-wide, covering all aspects from basic introductory courses for users entering the field of qPCR to advanced application based courses.
TATAA Biocenter develops high-quality products for quantitative real-time PCR applications which are available in our webshop or from any of our distributors. We also provide a carefully chosen selection of products from other well-known brands within the life science field.
TATAA Biocenter offers users the possibility to perform their own experiments at TATAA Genomics Core Facility. The aim is to make state-of-the-art qPCR technologies and know-how related to nucleic acids analysis available to academic researchers as well as commercial enterprises.
TATAA Biocenter has permanent facilities in Gothenburg (Sweden), San Francisco (California), and Prague (Czech Republic) as well as collaborations with leading universities and biotech companies worldwide, further developing real-time PCR technology and applications.
About quantitative real-time PCR
PCR is a key technology in life science research and molecular diagnostics in which a segment of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) is copied, or “amplified”, so that it can be more readily analyzed. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is a modification of standard PCR that provides greater quantitative accuracy because the amplified DNA is measured in real-time.
qPCR can be used for:
- Quantification of gene expression and proteins
- Detection of microbes in food and soil samples
- Diagnostic quantification of pathogens
- Analysis of mutations (SNP)
- Detection of genetically modified organisms (GMO)
- Forensic testing