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The Thermos thermal cycler.

The thermal cycler costs less than $130 to build using off-the-shelf supplies and boasts speeds of 17 seconds per cycle.

The UK-based firm is also part of a consortium developing a two-hour sepsis test.

The technology is used to regulate temperature across a PCR plate.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― Cambridge, Mass.-based Amplyus has launched a Kickstarter funding campaign intended to bring its miniPCR platform into full production and "open the world of DNA science to everyone, everywhere."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Eppendorf said today that it has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to SensoQuest, including German patent Nos. DE 19655282 and DE 19655141.

SciGene this week launched its Hyb-Ice Thermal Profiling System, which it is claims is a "affordable and flexible alternative" to standard thermal cyclers on the market for temperature profiling.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eppendorf has licensed patents covering gradient technology for thermal cyclers to Bulldog Bio, the firms announced today.

The Piko thermal cycler was previously commercially available from Finnzymes, but is now being sold under the Thermo Fisher brand. Meantime, the Arktik thermal cycler is not yet commercially available, but is expected to be by Q4 of this year.

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In a "non-final action" issued last month, the USPTO rejected the claims of the patent because they are "not patentably distinct" from those of another patent that was awarded in 2001 and assigned to Roche Molecular Systems.

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According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.