TWT's (Third Wave Technologies') Invader technology sensitivity confirmed:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Third Wave Technologies' (TWT) RNA Invader technology, claimed to be a cost-effective alternative to PCR, can detect changes in gene expression level as small as 20%, according to an assessment published in the July issue of Nature Biotechnology. The assessment, by TWT (Madison, Wisconsin), also confirmed that Invader assays can routinely detect as few as 6,000 copies of RNA, and can detect a single target sequence in a pool of more than 20,000 sequences of closely related RNA. TWT has licensed the technology to Dade Behring.