Navigation Links
Thermal Gradient Announces Breakthrough in Fast PCR Device Technology
Date:2/7/2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermal Gradient, a Rochester, NY biotech company, announces a breakthrough in its fast PCR technology for molecular diagnostics.  PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is the preferred critical step in virtually all forms of DNA testing.

The company's latest generation of amplification devices has successfully developed and demonstrated the performance of PCR at speeds many times faster than conventional methods, achieving 8.5 decades of amplification (greater than 300 million times) in just eight minutes.  For the first time, these simple devices are being made from low cost materials suitable for high volume manufacturing processes.  The company believes that it now has the best platform for molecular testing that addresses ease of use, fast performance, and low cost operation.

The current generation of devices, developed under an NIH grant(1), are aimed at rapid point-of-care HIV testing in low resource settings.  As such, they need to be easy to use, appropriate for field deployment, work very fast, and be produced in very large quantities at very low unit cost.  By demonstrating that high performance can be achieved in devices fabricated with materials suitable for mass production processes the company has taken a major step toward those goals. With this early success, the company has committed to its first mass producible injection molded design.  Testing of these units is expected early in January of 2011.

These amplification devices are used in a cartridge that is already in development.  This cartridge will be a single use, disposable unit that integrates sample preparation from whole blood, PCR amplification, and real-time detection.  The instrument that will process these cartridges is also under development.

(1) Award Number R44AI089389 from the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Allergy And Infectious Diseases or the National Institutes of Health.CONTACT: Joel Grover1-585-248-9598jgrover@thermalgradient.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE Thermal Gradient Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Thermal-powered, insect-like robot crawls into microrobot contenders ring
2. With support, graphene still a superior thermal conductor
3. Paratherm's New GLT Heat Transfer Fluid: Thermally Stable & Lower Minimum Startup Temperatures
4. WeylChem Avoids Process Safety and Thermal Hazard Analysis Risks by Studying Heat Generation at the Click of one Button
5. New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation
6. Calorimeters and Thermal Analysis Equipment Market to Exceed $539 Million by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts
7. Process Safety and Thermal Hazard Analysis Fall Webinar Series presented by METTLER TOLEDO
8. BellBrook Labs Launches Groundbreaking New Microplate for High Content Chemotaxis Assays in a Stable Gradient
9. Celtic Pharma Announces Presentation of Preclinical Data at the 69th Annual Meeting of the AAD in New Orleans
10. Fuisz Pharma Announces Patented Communication of Analyte Information Between Microchip Containing Smart Tablet and a Body Fluid Analyzer
11. MetaMorphix, Inc. Announces Sale
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) ("Biorem" ... by its major shareholders, Clean Technology Fund I, LP ... States based venture capital funds which together ... (on a fully diluted, as converted basis), that they ... their entire equity holdings in Biorem to TUS Holdings ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Newly created 4Sight Medical Solutions ... healthcare market. The company's primary focus is on new product introductions, to include ... are necessary to help companies efficiently bring their products to market. , The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Regular discussions on a range of subjects including ... two entities said Poloz. Speaking at a lecture ... , he pointed to the country,s inflation target, which is ... "In certain areas there ... common economic goals, why not sit down and address strategy ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... WA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... announces the release of its second eBook, “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention ... recruitment and retention in this eBook by providing practical tips, tools, and strategies ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2016 The Department of Transport Management ... 44 million US Dollar project, for the , ... Personalization, Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , to ... and implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors ... Decatur was selected for the most compliant and ...
(Date:5/20/2016)...  VoiceIt is excited to announce its new ... By working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass will offer ... take slightly different approaches to voice biometrics, collaboration ... usability. Both ... "This marketing and technology partnership allows ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... and BANGALORE, India , April 28, 2016 ... a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), ... a global partnership that will provide end customers ... mobile banking and payment services.      (Logo: ... innovation area for financial services, but it also plays a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):