Building the $100 Thermocycler

Dr. Duncan Clark Duncan at nospam.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 3 04:18:44 EST 2000


In article <389822E2.2D860BAE at imm2.imm.uth.tmc.edu>, David L. Haviland
<dhavilan at imm2.imm.uth.tmc.edu> writes
>
>Yes... but...
>
>If it is being done for education or even the low/no budget lab, why
>would they (Roche) even care?  I figure they'd want to be the supplier
>of the Taq used in the home-grown instrument!
>
>I can't see what would be gained if Roche, hypothetically of course,
>were to legally go after a high school or "college of timbucktu" for
>making a manual or semi-manual cycler?  Doing so would be bad public
>relations and make the Goliath (Roche) out to be more of a spoiled-sport
>bully. 

Wrong company. :(

The owner of the machine patents is Perkin Elmer. It is to them that one
must go to for a machine license. Confusing isn't it!

Duncan
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