Building the $100 Thermocycler

Richard P. Grant rgrant at netscape.net
Wed Feb 2 07:25:52 EST 2000


In article <38987C9A.32E0 at le.ac.uk>, "A.F. Simpson" <AFS7 at le.ac.uk> 
wrote:

> 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. 

But there's nothing stopping you making a thermocycler anyway.  You 
don't *have* to use it for PCR. . .

-- 
Richard P. Grant MA DPhil          
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