Ubiquitome has launched the Liberty16, a quantitative PCR system designed for personal and mobile DNA quantitation and testing. The Liberty16 has dimensions of 21.2 cm long (closed) by 11 cm wide by 11.5 cm tall, and weighs about 3.2 kg. It runs on a light, small, and rechargeable lithium battery for two to three hours of cord-free run time. The instrument can be Bluetooth paired with an iPhone app for laptop-free standalone operation. It is compatible with standard consumables and chemistries including Taqman and SYBR, and uses the industry-standard eight-strip PCR tube and cap format.
The instrument starts at $1,500 and Ubiquitome is taking pre-orders from researchers on a 'first-come, first-served" basis.