A stunning visual design makes sophisticated experiments intuitive to create, and supports advanced functions such as touch-down PCR and controlled ramp rates. A plate layout tool supports relative quantification, and the device is accurate enough to perform genotyping with High Resolution Melt. As the software is delivered via a modern web interface, it works via Mac, PC, or any tablet or mobile device.
Diagnostic developers can leverage the Open qPCR instrument's software to make controlled, automated diagnostic calls. Doing so delivers clear results to field technicians, who can perform the diagnostic using only the embedded touchscreen interface.
Open qPCR uses a unique photodiode-based design to package fluorescent detection inside a small desktop device, and deliver results at a price that’s an order of magnitude lower than other Real-Time PCR machines. A dual-peltier design and a heated lid deliver temperature ramp rates of 5 C/s. And as the CAD designs and software are completely open source, users with specialized needs are free to make any required modifications.
|Samples:||16 wells, 100 - 200 μL tubes|
|Sample volume:||10 - 50 μL|
|Dimensions:||11 x 9.5 x 7.5 inches|
(28 x 24 x 19 cm)
|Weight:||10 lbs (5 kg)|
|Temp range:||0 - 100 C|
|Max ramp rate:||5.0 C/s|
|Min ramp rate:||0.00001 C/s|
|Temp accuracy:||±0.2 C at 65 C|
|Temp uniformity:||±0.4 C at 65 C|
|Lid temp:||Ambient - 120 C|
|Excitation:||454 - 487 nm|
|Detection:||510 - 750 nm (single)|
508 - 532, 573 - 597 nm (dual)
|Fluorophores:||Chai Green, SYBR Green,|
FAM, HEX, VIC, JOE
|Scan time:||1.3 s|
|Design:||Solid-state LED & photodiode|
|Networking:||Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, USB|
|Touchscreen:||5.0 inch, capacitive|
|Device support:||PC, Mac, iPad, Android Tablet|
|Hardware:||Creative Commons Attribution|
|Voltage:||110 - 240 V|
|Frequency:||47 - 63 Hz|
|Avg power:||75 W|
|Peak power:||240 W|
|Temperature:||4 - 50 C|
|Humidity:||20 - 90%|
|Max Altitude:||10,000 feet|
Chai’s quality reagents & consumables deliver first-rate performance at affordable prices. Chai will soon be releasing a Real-Time PCR MasterMix containing Chai Green, a novel intercalating dye, and a line of PCR tubes & strips that are free of DNase, RNase, and pyrogens.
Open qPCR is also fully compatible with the industry-standard tubes and dyes made by other manufacturers.