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Open qPCR DNA Diagnostics Tool

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Meet the Open qPCR: an open source real-time PCR thermocycler you can use to turn DNA into data. The device can be used for biological research. Open qPCR has a simple web interface that lets you design experiments visually. You don’t have to be a super genius to understand the data either. The web interface can be accessed via Ethernet, WiFi, or USB.

Open qPCR’s heatblock holds 16 reaction wells. You get a 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen for easy control of the machine. The developers have used a BeagleBone to power this machine (running Linux at 1 GHz). You can use your Open qPCR for genotyping, food safety experiments, and research. Like what you see? The product is on Kickstarter right now.

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