Building the $100 Thermocycler

A.F. Simpson AFS7 at
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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