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Ahram Biosystems develops palm-size portable thermocycler for PCR demands

Ahram Biosystems : 18 June, 2008  (New Product)
Ahram Biosystems has developed a Palm PCR, a palm-size portable thermocycler capable of delivering PCR amplified product in 15 minutes.
'We are very excited to introduce our novel and truly hand-held portable PCR device as it provides not only the fastest amplification but is highly efficient with a wide dynamic range, yet adapting the standard 9mm-spaced well format with a disposable plastic tube,' said Dr Hyun Jin Hwang, Ahram's chairman and chief executive officer.

'The ability to achieve rapid PCR amplification in a fully portable format will not only enable researchers to perform conventional laboratory experiments more effectively, but will also significantly ease other downstream applications such as those requiring in-situ or on-site genomic detection,' said Dr Jane Kim, Ahram's chief scientific officer.

Palm PCR is a battery-powered stand-alone portable thermocycler designed for simplicity and robustness. In spite of its very small size, this powerful device delivers highly efficient and fast amplification for nearly all kinds of DNA samples including the human genome.

Even a single copy of DNA can be amplified in as little as 25 minutes to an amount sufficient for typical agarose-gel detection. The system provides both new and experienced researchers with a highly-functional and easy-to-use way to conduct various PCR experiments.

'It has the lowest power consumption of all the commercially available thermocyclers (less than five Watts) to date, is capable of achieving uniformity better than +/- 0.1 degrees C and can run for more than four hours on a single charge of a Li-ion battery,' added Dr Hwang.
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