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CFX Maestro Software

Turn complex qPCR data into beautiful results.

Performing qPCR and managing your data can be complex. But it doesn't have to be. Discover common qPCR data pitfalls and how using a single software solution for qPCR can help.


MANAGING qPCR DATA IS DIFFICULT

three reasons why


3
COMMON WORKFLOWS CAN INCREASE ERROR RATES

Researchers often use four or more different software tools for qPCR


3 |

Statistics and
in-depth analysis


4 |

Graphing and
data Visualization


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Reference
gene selection

This is time consuming and can also increase data error rates.

what’s the solution to these
three problems?
A single software for:

Data collection|Statistics|Data visualization|Publication-quality graphing

1
qPCR Generates Significant Amounts Of Data

Just ONE PLATE



GENERATES OVER
5,000
DATA POINTS

A MULTI-PLATE STUDY




CAN EASILY CREATE
100,000
POINTS OF ANALYSIS



LARGE
AMOUNTS
OF DATA TO
MANAGE

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Spreadsheets are commonly used but are error-prone
63%

of researchers
export qPCR data*

but errors in spreadsheets are common

1%

of all cells
have an error**

88%

of spreadsheets
contain errors**

19.6%

spreadsheet errors come from:

  • Automatic conversion of some gene names to dates
  • Copy/paste errors
  • Autocorrect errors
  • Formula propagation errors
  • Misaligned data errors

* These data are from report commissioned by Bio-Rad and completed by Actionable Research, Inc. in 2016.
** Panko RM (1998). What we know about spreadsheet errors. J End User Comput 10, 15–21.
*** Ziemann M et al. (2016). Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature. Genome Biol 17, 177.

of papers submitted
to top journals
contained spreadsheet
gene name errors***


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Data collection and
ΔΔCq calculation

Plate Setup and Run


CFX Maestro Software

Real-time PCR Data Collection, Statistical Analysis, and Graphing Tools in One Integrated Package



CFX Maestro Software is real-time PCR software that not only collects data, but can manage your data through the entire qPCR process. Visualize your data, perform statistical analysis, and generate publication-ready graphs, all using one easy-to-learn software package.

Data Analysis

Customizable Graphing Tools

Plate Setup and Run

Design your plate setup and experiments with flexible and intuitive tools that support reference gene selection and streamline experimental design.

Data Analysis

CFX Maestro Software helps you to quickly turn instrument data into information, featuring statistical analysis tools and multi-plate study analysis.

Why We Designed CFX Maestro Software

Work Anywhere, on PC or Mac

Work on your own computer, anywhere, without the need for an Internet connection. With CFX Maestro Software and CFX Maestro Software for Mac, both PC and Mac users can utilize the integrated data analysis, statistics, and publication tools of CFX Maestro.

Built for CFX Instruments

CFX Maestro Software was built to work with Bio-Rad CFX Real-Time PCR Instruments. These instruments feature:

  • An optical design that ensures superior data uniformity
  • Block controls for accurate target temperatures
  • 2–5 color multiplexing
  • Thermal gradient to optimize run temperatures
  • Automation compatibility and LIMS integration

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Explore CFX Maestro Software

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Success Stories

What Researchers Have to Say About CFX Maestro Software


I always struggle to teach data analysis to my students. This is going to make teaching and managing data much more consistent and easy.

This is amazing. I haven't updated my CFX Software in years, but with the new ANOVA features, I'm definitely going to share it with my lab.

I'm always working on posters last minute. It's always a chore. Integrated graphing and customization of images is going to make it so much easier for me.

How CFX Maestro Helps Advance Research

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