UK Team Designs Microwave Thermal Cycling Technology for Lab-on-a-Chip Device | GenomeWeb

By Ben Butkus

Scientists from the University of Hull in the UK have developed a prototype microfluidic device for rapid PCR amplification using integrated microwave heating and air impingement cooling.

The technology can perform PCR amplification using heating rates and reagent quantities an order of magnitude faster and smaller than commercial instruments; and its small size may make it applicable to a wide range of point-of-testing applications, according to the researchers.

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