|European Patent Office||Published Application||WO 2016/115542||07/21/2016||2014-128|
|South Korea||Published Application||WO 2016/115542||07/21/2016||2014-128|
|Patent Cooperation Treaty||Published Application||WO2016115542||07/21/2016||2014-128|
Additional Patent Pending
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a standard diagnostic method used for a variety of applications, including medical diagnostics, food safety, and environmental monitoring. PCR is conventionally done in bench-top thermocyclers, which are heavy, can be complex to operate, and have high power consumption. Furthermore, PCR is time-intensive, requiring up to 40 thermal cycles consisting of multiple temperature steps.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have addressed these issues by developing a system to rapidly heat thin Au films, allowing fast thermal cycling. This system can be used as a simple and portable PCR thermal cycler for point-of-care diagnostics.
PCR, LAMP, RPA, thermal cycler, isothermal amplification, rapid, point-of-care, diagnostic