Friday, May 04, 2007

Tiny 10$ PCR machine

This very cool piece of gadgetry made by a grad student at Texas A&M University uses microfluidics, to channel the PCR reaction around tubes which are heated by small metal rods. No pumping required since convection keeps things flowing, and it's all done in 20mins! Truly remarkable for 10$ worth of spare parts. Here is a do it at home version of the project.