PentaBase A/S, Danmark, August 24, 2023
We at PentaBase proudly announces the publication of the article, "A qPCR technology for direct quantification of methylation in untreated DNA", written by PhD student Kamilla Kolding Bendixen. The article outlines the cutting-edge technology that directly deciphers methylated DNA. Focused on cytosine base methylation, EpiDirect® distinguishes between closely resembling unmethylated and methylated cytosines, eliminating the need for laborious pre-treatment.
Traditionally, differentiation of these states required time-consuming bisulfite conversion, leading to irreversible changes in the DNA. The platform is a breakthrough as it eliminates this step, shortening analysis time to a mere 2 hours, a significant enhancement from the current 2-day process.
The first assay developed on the EpiDirect® platform targets MGMT, a crucial marker for glioblastoma patients. PentaBase's commitment to simplifying workflows and accelerating DNA methylation analysis is exemplified in this landmark achievement.
Learn more about this game-changing technology through the newly published article in Nature Communications and get in touch by reaching out to email@example.com.