Low cost PCR

Wolfgang Schechinger root at
Thu May 9 21:07:07 EST 2002

The brainstorming goes on:  So why not use a hairdryer or "heat gun" blowing 
into a chamber for the generation of a defined air tepereature and 
subsequently blowing that air around thin walled PCR tubes? 
For the cooling air, one could use a blower that goes through an ice box or a 

Think of the principal design of Roche's Light Cycler.
(They, however had to do big effort to optimize equal heating/cooling their 



Dr. Wolfgang Schechinger
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
E-mail wolfsc at ibms.sinica.edu.tw


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