OpenPCR is a low-cost yet accurate thermocycler
you build yourself, capable of controlling PCR
reactions for DNA detection, , and other applications.
Eliminate failed reactions and inconsistent results
caused by poor thermal control on older equipment.
OpenPCR delivers temperatures within +/- 0.5 C of the target
Whether you are a small lab on a budget or looking
to do PCR in the field, the low cost and small size of
OpenPCR makes PCR accessible to anyone.
Build and Use One
Assembling the kit is easy with IKEA-like build instructions,
while a Windows/OS X GUI makes designing your
PCR protocol a breeze.
The complete software and CAD of the OpenPCR are released
as open source. Modify the design to suit your needs,
or simply support the movement to make science more open.
Programmable initial, cyclic,
and final steps
Operates with PC connection and
in disconnected mode
Estimated time remaining calculation
Make sure your OpenPCR is ready to rock! Run
these diagnostic tests starting on page 69 of the
The OpenPCR application runs on both Windows
and Mac OS X platforms using Adobe Air.
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