The Liberty16 is your personal qPCR machine
Run your samples without waiting, using a beautiful device that sits neatly on your bench.
Beyond the lab – the impact of real-time PCR testing
The capabilities of the Liberty16 device are set to be outlined by Holly in an upcoming interactive webinar, Beyond the Lab: How to generate high quality qPCR data anywhere. The moderated session will be a great opportunity to share your experiences and challenges with testing outside the lab, as well as any innovations or new technologies you've developed.
Analysis in the field – the impact of real-time PCR testing
In 2015, Holly Bowers was a finalist in the Freedom For You grants program. Her prize was a Freedom4 device, which allowed Holly to perform real-time analysis in the field for different algal bloom species.
Evaluation of the Freedom4 - a mobile real-time PCR device for robust detection of Zaire ebolavirus
Comparable performance by the Freedom4, a mobile real-time PCR device, to the QuantStudioDx (Life Technologies) was demonstrated in these experiments. It is concluded that the Freedom4 gives the same performance and sensitivity as in laboratory instruments.
Click on each application to see how the Liberty16 and Freedom4 can help researchers in their respective fields.
"Early diagnosis of HIV among infants born to HIV-positive mothers is a critical component of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV."
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi
"By having a rapid on site (poultry farm and / or slaughterhouse) test available, it allows rapid discriminate between Campylobacter contaminated flocks and non-contaminated high quality flocks."
Jos van der Vossen
"Compared to cumbersome and costlier ELISA method, the PCR technique is simple and allows us to estimate the quantitative levels of the IYSV nucleoprotein (N) gene transcripts in infected plants."
Washington State University
“Currently we have boat days where we bring back whole water to shore and use the microscope to assess whether our bug of interest is there or not."
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
"At the moment, it is virtually impossible to get samples and swabs out of Latin America as their biosecurity laws have tightened up immensely. This means the need for testing abilities on the ground is paramount."
School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University
"The ability to perform real-time PCR at crime scenes for the detection and identification of body fluids would be a significant advantage in crime scene investigations."
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd
The Liberty 16 and Freedom 4 has been designed to meet or exceed the performance of laboratory based real time PCR platforms.
“All established assays were shown to be transferable and gave comprehensible results .”
- The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE LIBERTY16
|Block Format||16 wells|
|Thermal system||Peltier-based system|
|Consumables||Industry standard 8 strip PCR tube and caps|
|Sample volume||10μl to 40μl|
|Average ramp rate||2.3°C/sec|
|Ambient operation||10°C – 40°C|
|Calibrated dyes||SYBR Green, FAM|
|Data collection||Data collected for all wells|
|Battery||Internal - rechargeable lithium ion|
|Real-Time PCR run time (40 cycles)||As little at 20mins|
|Outside dimensions||Length closed: 21.2 cm (8.35 inches)
Width: 11 cm (4.33 inches)
Height: 11.5 cm (4.53 inches)
|Weight||3.2 kg (7.05 lb)|
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