By Ben Butkus

A team led by scientists from the University of Alberta has developed and successfully tested a gel-based array platform for performing multiple microliter-scale PCR reactions in parallel using externally added nucleic acid template, according to a recently published research paper.

According to the researchers, the technology, dubbed In-Gel, is inexpensive and amenable to integration into point-of-care molecular testing devices for use by minimally trained staff in resource-poor environments.

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