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Roche Molecular PCR

The Evolution of PCR

Since polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, was conceived in 1983, Roche has invested in and developed PCR into what it is today.

This innovative, Nobel-prize winning, technology allows clinicians to diagnose infectious disease, detect genetic variations and mutations, or track down the source of a viral infection – all from the DNA or RNA contained in a single cell or patient sample such as blood, skin cells, saliva or hair.

History of PCR

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has revolutionized the field of molecular diagnostics since its conception in 1983. Roche has played a pioneering role from the start.


Advances in PCR: Roche Innovations

From reverse transcription to real-time PCR, Roche is behind many of the key advancements in the field of polymerase chain reaction technology.