Original Publication Date: 1 June, 2014
Publication / Source: Personalized Medicine
Authors: Gregory J Tsongalis
In the 1990s, the field of molecular biology was catapulted into the diagnostic arena as the PCR technology offered performance characteristics and turnaround times more suitable for a clinical laboratory setting than all previous molecular techniques. Over the next 10 years, limitations of the PCR were quickly overcome by the introduction of real-time PCR chemistries and instruments that automated amplification and detection, as well as sample extraction in some turnkey platforms .