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This product has been replaced with a newer model

Chai has discontinued manufacturing the original OpenPCR. It has been replaced with our newer open source Real-Time PCR machine Open qPCR.

If you'd like to build the original OpenPCR yourself, the open source BOM & designs are available at


  • 16 0.2 mL PCR tube design
  • 1 C/s ramp rates, +/- 0.5 C thermal accuracy, +/- 0.3 C thermal uniformity
  • Heated lid prevents condensation on tubes
  • Controlled via PC/Mac software via USB port
  • 100% open source design

qPCR Machine and PCR Master Mix now available