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RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a unit of the Human Genetics Institute of Rutgers University, has just been named a RainDance Center of Excellence by RainDance Technologies. This award makes RUCDR a leading reference site and service provider for RainDance products.

RUCDR is the world’s largest university-based biorepository and is integral in the study of genetic causes of common, complex diseases. The team at RUCDR currently employs the ThunderBolts Cancer Panel, a product of RainDance Technologies. This tool provides quick and practical profiling of tumor samples stored in RUCDR’s biorepository. The unit also utilizes the RainDrop Digital PCR System, which is utilized for quality scoring and quantitation of DNA prior to next-generation sequencing.

Dr. Andrew Brooks, Chief Operating Officer of RUCDR Infinite Biologics, recognizes the large role these technologies play in RUCDR’s research.

“The combination of the ThunderBolts Cancer Panel and the RainDrop Digital PCR System provide us with a solution for ultra-sensitive nucleic acid detection in tissue, FFPE, and plasma,” he said in a news release. “RainDance offers us a unified platform that is central to our work with researchers globally, by extending the use of valuable samples and allowing us to extract critical insights from limited quantities of biomaterial.”

Roopom Banerjee, President and CEO at RainDance Technologies, appreciates the role RUCDR plays in the research community.

“As one of the largest biobanks worldwide, RUCDR sets the standard for implementing novel technologies to lead breakthroughs in disease research,” Banerjee said in the release. “We are pleased to work with the RUCDR team to showcase the performance advantages of sensitivity, ease of use and affordability that our products are truly capable of delivering for our customers.”

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