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Your open-source
PCR Thermocycler

OpenPCR is a low-cost yet accurate thermocycler
you build yourself, capable of reliably controlling PCR
reactions for DNA detection, sequencing, and limitless
other applications.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
BUILD YOUR OPEN PCR

Build in Three hours
with three tools

OpenPCR takes about 3 hours to build. Your kit includes all
the parts for building an OpenPCR. The only tools you’ll need
are a normal philips head screwdriver, a 2 mm flathead
screwdriver, and pliers.

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RUN OPENPCR

Pre-run checklist
and software

Make sure your OpenPCR is ready to rock! Run
these diagnostic tests starting on page 69 of the
Instruction manual:

Power Test
Check that OpenPCR boots and is
assembled correctly.
Run your first test protocol
Verify that thermal control is working.
Adjust the heated lid
Use an empty PCR tube to set the lid
height adjustment.
Openpcr-software

OpenPCR Software
The OpenPCR application runs on both Windows
and Mac OS X platforms using Adobe Air.

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Download OpenPCR App for Mac

Download OpenPCR App for Windows

Tell us about your experience!
Love your OpenPCR or suggest new features?
Drop us a line at feedback@openpcr.org.

OPEN SOURCE DESIGN

100% OPEN SOURCE
FILES AND INSTRUCTIONS.

All OpenPCR software, design files and instructions are
licensed under the GNU GPLv3.

Read more about the OpenPCR Design and the original Development Story.