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LavaAmp featured on BoingBoing March 3, 2010

Posted by Guido in Uncategorized.
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LavaAmp was featured on BoingBoing, one of the most popular blogs in the world. An e-mail I sent to the Science Foo Camp list was picked by David Pescovitz, one of the editors, and highlighted.

Thanks a lot to BoingBoing for promoting our product, we are sure the publicity will be useful.

Be sure to read the comments section, there are very insightful posts with frequently asked questions and answers from Rob Carlson and Jim Hardy, members of our team.


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