ZyGEM Integrated Analytical Platforms
This family of platforms are rapid DNA instruments that combine processes (extraction, amplification and separation), into single, small, and easy-to-use devices to minimise labour, reduce contamination risk and produce very fast results; variants of these devices will be for field use. The range currently comprises:
- FaSTR Profiling System: a field DNA analysis device capable of generating a 10 loci profile in less than 30 minutes.
- PDQeX – qPCR: an integrated DNA-extraction qPCR system for the detection of specific pathogens with easy extrapolation to other nucleic acid targets.
The ZyGEM Portable PDQeX will be the answer for efficient and accurate DNA extraction in the field. Currently undergoing final testing, this little powerhouse will provide the capacity to extract 16 samples in 6-20 minutes depending on the sample type. At only 2.7 kg (under 6 pounds) and with USB/bluetooth capabilities, it will be ideally suited for quick forensic DNA testing at the scene or for on-site agricultural and plant extraction.
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