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Handheld advanced nucleic acid analyzer
Author(s): William J. Benett; James B. Richards; Paul Stratton; Dean R. Hadley; Brian H. Bodtker; Shanavaz L. Nasarabadi; Fred P. Milanovich; Raymond P. Mariella; Ronald P. Koopman; Philip Belgrader
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Paper Abstract

There is a growing need for portable, lightweight, battery operated instruments capable of detecting and identifying bio-warfare and bio-terrorism agents in the field. To address this need, we have developed a handheld PCR instrument. LLNLs advanced thermal cycling technology and expertise with portable, field tested biological instrumentation, combined with the development of real-time, fluorescence based PCR assays, has enabled the development of a very portable, versatile, power efficient PCR instrument with a simplified operating system designed for use by first responders. The heart of the instrument is the sample module, which incorporates the advanced silicon thermal cycler developed at LLNL.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4200, Biochemical and Biomolecular Sensing, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411712
Show Author Affiliations
William J. Benett, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
James B. Richards, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Paul Stratton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Dean R. Hadley, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Brian H. Bodtker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Shanavaz L. Nasarabadi, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Fred P. Milanovich, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Raymond P. Mariella, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ronald P. Koopman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Philip Belgrader, Cepheid Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4200:
Biochemical and Biomolecular Sensing
Robert A. Lieberman, Editor(s)

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