A faster, smaller, better way to qPCR
- Ultra-Fast Data Acquisition - 35 cycles in 25 minutes
- Unrivaled Performance - Detect 2-fold expression level differences
- Portable & Compact - 4.5 lbs - transport without ever calibrating
- Scalable & Wireless - Connect up to 10 instruments (48 samples/instrument)
- Magnetic Induction Technology - Eliminate variability vs block-based cyclers
Q uses a patented magnetic induction technology to rapidly heat samples coupled with fan forced air for cooling to acquire data in only 25 minutes. Available in 2 or 4 channel models, the robust optical system acquires all channels simultaneously and allows for running the fastest multiplexed assays.
Q’s miniature speaker-size and 4.5 pound weight make it the most portable and versatile qPCR cycler on the market without ever needing to calibrate. Q also provides scalability as each instrument can process up to 48 samples per run and up to 10 Q’s can be connected to a single computer wirelessly via bluetooth enabling up to 480 samples to be processed simultaneously.
A key difference is that Q incorporates a unique spinning aluminum rotor providing superior temperature uniformity of ± 0.05°C versus traditional block-based real time cyclers which rely on multiple peltier heating blocks that can create edge effects resulting in sample variation. Not only does the data give you superior reproducibility, repeatability but enables detection of 2-fold gene expression level differences as well as identification of difficult class IV SNP’s requiring melt temperature resolutions of 0.1°C.
Who wouldn’t want to take one for a spin?
Ultra-Fast Data Acquisition
Generate high quality data, fast!
Q’s speed is the fastest in the industry
Don’t sacrifice on the performance quality of your qPCR.
Completing runs in as little as 25 minutes* is the new standard
*25 minute cycle times obtained with fast cycling master mixes and short amplicon assay designs targeting cDNA
Detect 2-fold Differences
Confidently detect small differences.
High thermal uniformity and reproducibility
Detect differences within a single cycle
Wide Linear Dynamic Range
Ultra-sensitive detection down to single digit copies of DNA
Q performs reliably across a wide dynamic range
Q is the most portable and compact cyler on the market occupying ¼ the size of current qPCR platforms. The small footprint is enabled by the unique rotary and magnetic induction technology.
Fixed optics & no moving parts.
Never needs optical alignment or calibration
No reference dyes or cross talk compensation required
Utilizes proprietary 0.1 ml 4-strip tubes & caps supporting volumes of 5 – 30 μl
High speed centrifugation ensures sample spin down
Prevents evaporation & condensation with pre-loaded oil in tubes
Scalable & Wireless
Flexibility from 48 to 480 samples
Each Q cycler can process up to 48 samples per run and up to 10 cyclers can be connected to a single computer wirelessly to provide the desired scalability.
Combine single data sets from multiple runs from multiple cyclers
Data from different runs and cyclers look a like
Q is plug-and-play