A FAST, ACCURATE, AND PORTABLE REAL-TIME PCR MACHINE
Used by thousands of customers
in research, academia, biotech, brewing, and more.
Single Channel $4,499
Dual Channel $6,499
Precise, repeatable, and accurate qPCR results
Open qPCR's thermal control is so exact that results can be directly compared across runs, eliminating the need to generate standard curves repeatedly.
Amplification plot for 16 replicates of an assay with FAM-labeled probes.
The instrument produces accurate, consistent results every time with a photodiode-based solid-state design, precision temperature control, and advanced software.
Setup instrument, run advanced experiments and analyze test results with ease
Get up and running fast with simple, do-it-yourself setup and calibration. Our web-based application makes it easy to design even the most complex experiments.
Protocol editor lets novice users design even the most advanced experiments.
- Relative quantification
- Absolute quantification
- Melt curve
- High resolution melt
- Genotyping / Allelic discrimination plot
- Reverse transcription (RT-PCR)
- Autodelta, or Touch-down PCR
- Controlled ramp rates
- Multiplexing (requires dual channel)
Our Open API allows integration with custom analytical or laboratory automation systems.
Insanely fast: Run PCR In 20 Minutes
With both heating and cooling rates of 5 °C/s, Open qPCR can run 40 cycles of PCR in 20 minutes, allowing you to get results faster and run more experiments.
Run on your bench, view results at your desk
The Open qPCR machine has a small footprint (11" x 9.5" or 28 cm x 24 cm), so you can use it anywhere you have power. And at only 9 lbs (4 kgs), it's easy to ship.
On-site or remote, you and your team can run and analyze experiments using their favorite browser on a computer, tablet or smartphone.Ethernet
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Industries and applications
Open qPCR detects pathogens, genetic mutations, and dangerous diseases using DNA diagnostics. It is used in a wide range of applications by researchers, educators, industrial microbiologists, forensic experts, biohackers and more.
- Assay optimization for biomedical research
- Gene expression analysis
- Pathogen identification
- Library preparation for next-gen sequencing
- and many more
- Bacterial and pathogen identification
- Water quality
- Food testing
- Beer spoilage
- Cannabis mold content
Damase TR, Miura TA, Parent CE, Allen PB. 2018. Application of the Open qPCR Instrument for the in Vitro Selection of DNA Aptamers against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Drosophila C Virus. ACS Comb Sci. 20(2):45–54.
Taylor BJ, Lanke K, Banman SL, Morlais I, Morin MJ, Bousema T, Rijpma SR, Yanow SK. 2017. A Direct from Blood Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Monitoring Falciparum Malaria Parasite Transmission in Elimination Settings. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 97(2):533-543.
Damse TR, Allen PB. 2019. Idiosyncrasies of thermofluorimetric aptamer binding assays. BioTechniques. 66(5).
|Samples:||16 wells, 100 µL low profile tubes|
|Supported Probes:||TaqMan, Molecular Beacon, Scorpions, Hydrolysis|
|Supported Dyes:||Chai Green, SYBR Green, EvaGreen, LCGreen|
|Supported Fluorophores:||FAM, HEX, VIC, JOE|
|Sample Volume:||10 – 50 µL|
|Excitation:||454 – 487 nm|
|Detection (Single Ch):||513 – 555 nm|
|Detection (Dual Ch):||508 – 532, 573 – 597 nm|
|Scan Time:||4.4 s|
|Design:||Solid-State LEDs & Photodiodes|
|Temp Range:||4 – 100 °C|
|Ramp Rate:||0.00001 – 5.0 °C/s|
|Temp Accuracy:||±0.2 °C at 65 °C|
|Temp Uniformity:||±0.4 °C at 65 °C|
|Lid Temp:||Ambient – 120 °C|
|Networking:||Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, USB|
|Device Support:||PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, Android Tablet|
|Power:||100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz|
|Operating Temp:||10 – 35 °C|
|Operating Humidity:||20 – 80% non-condensing|
|Dimensions:||28 x 24 x 19 cm (11 x 9.5 x 7.5 inches)|
|Weight:||4 kg (9 lbs)|