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LavaAmp January 22, 2010

Posted by Guido in LavaAmp.
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LavaAmp is a lightweight, portable, and inexpensive thermocycler that can compete with currently available thermocyclers at only a fraction of the cost. Unlike other supposedly portable devices announced in the past, which weigh up to 35 pounds and require a briefcase, LavaAmp fits on your hand, can work on AC/USB power and can perform PCR in 30 min or less.

LavaAmp will be sold at only a fraction of the price of current technology, enabling the use of PCR in areas where previously it was too expensive, making possible new applications and unleashing the power of this technique, that 25 years after its creation still has to deliver its full potential in diagnostics, food safety, education and biosecurity.

This is the prototype of the LavaAmp:

Prototype Developed by Biodesic, Image from Aaron Rowe



1. Steve - February 22, 2010

What size, shape… “PCR” tubes or reaction vessels are you using 0.2ml ?

2. Steve - February 22, 2010

Single, tube, strip tubes, plates?

Jim H - March 7, 2010


No plates. The platform is a plastic tube, we call a “loop”. Can fit at least 25 loops over the heating cylinder per cycle.

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