Building the $100 Thermocycler
AFS7 at le.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 13:51:06 EST 2000
Louis Hom wrote:
> The recent developments surrounding the PCR patents in the US have got me
> thinking about designing a low cost thermocycler that might make PCR more
> accessible to labs (like high schools or undergrad labs at small schools)
> that can't afford the $4000 price tag associated with most thermocyclers
> out there.
You might want to be careful. As I understand it, the overturned patent
concerned Taq polymerase only. The PCR process itself (and hence
machines to perform it) is still covered by various other patents.
> Lou Hom >K'93
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