PCR Thermocyclers (DNA amplifiers) are typically bulky, heavy machines. The project aim was to build the most compact and stylised device without
compromising performance. This goal was surpassed and the xxpress™ is the fastest real-time PCR in the World, delivering 40 cycle qPCR in under 10 minutes.
With a uniform thermal ramp rate of over 10°C per second xxpress™ is the fastest real-time thermal cycler in the World, delivering 40 cycle qPCR in under 10 minutes. And whilst not all PCR chemistries are yet as fast as this system, there are a number that repeatedly and reliably work at this speed.
Ultra low thermal mass and high conductively enable the patented resistive heating system to deliver this speed cycle more efficiently and with greater accuracy than traditional Peltier based solutions.