Chai Open qPCR
REAL-TIME PCR THAT'S
EASY TO USE
EASY TO USE
Used by hundreds of customers
in research, academia, biotech, brewing, and more.
Single Channel $3,749
Dual Channel $5,499
Advanced tech that delivers reliable, accurate and precise test results
Open qPCR delivers thermal control so precise that results can be directly compared across runs, eliminating the need to repeatedly generate standard curves.
Amplification plot for 16 replicates of an assay with FAM-labeled probes.
Product 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 applicatio makes it easy to design even the most complex experiments.
Protocol Design Screen
Our dynamic Edit Protocol screen lets users of any skill level design even the most advanced experiments.
- Relative quantification
- Absolute quantification
- Melt curve
- High resolution melt
- Genotyping / Allelic discrimination plot
- Reverse transcription (RT-PCR) (a big one)
- Autodelta, or Touch-down PCR
- Controlled ramp rates
Our Open API allows integration with custom analytical or laboratory automation systems.
Insanely fast: Run more experiments in less time
Our 16-well analyzes up to 16 different samples at once. Do even more in less time with our Dual Channel model, analyzing up to 32 targets.
A dual-peltier design and a heated lid deliver temperature ramp rates of 5 °C/s. Get your results in as little as 20 minutes.
Works wherever you are. And where you're not.
Open qPCR has small footprint(11" x 9.5"), so you can use it anywhere you have power. And at only 10 lbs, it's easy to ship.
On-site or remote, you and your team can run and analyze experiments using their favorite browser.Ethernet
Take your investment further with Chai's quality reagents
Our reagents and consumables deliver excellent performance at affordable prices.
Open qPCR is compatible with all Chai products and outside manufacturer's master mixes.
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.
- Biomedical research for assay optimization
- Gene expression analysis
- Protein analysis
- Pathogen identification
- ...and many more
- Bacterial and pathogen identification
- Water quality
- Food testing
- Beer and wine quality
- Cannabis mold content
|Samples:||16 wells, 100 µL low profile tubes|
|Sample Volume:||10 – 50 µL|
|Dimensions:||11 x 9.5 x 7.5 inches (28 x 24 x 19 cm)|
|Weight:||9 lbs (4 kg)|
|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|
|Excitation:||454 – 487 nm|
|Detection (Single Ch):||513 – 555 nm|
|Detection (Dual Ch):||508 – 532, 573 – 597 nm|
|Fluorophores:||Chai Green, SYBR Green, FAM, HEX, VIC, JOE|
|Scan Time:||4.4 s|
|Design:||Solid-State LEDs & Photodiodes|
|Networking:||Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, USB|
|Touchscreen:||5.0 inch, Capacitive|
|Device Support:||PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, Android Tablet|
|Voltage:||100 – 240 V|
|Frequency:||50 – 60 Hz|
|Avg Power:||75 W|
|Peak Power:||350 W*|
|Temperature:||10 – 35 °C|
|Humidity:||20 – 80% non-condensing|
|Max Altitude:||2,000 m|
Open source licenses
|Hardware:||Creative Commons Attribution|
|Baseline Subtraction||Melt Curve Analysis|
|Color Compensation||High Resolution Melt|