Ubiquitome one of Bill Reichert’s top 10 businesses
Featured in his report, he says his jaw dropped when he heard the Ubiquitome story of developing “what may be the platform that enables genetic analysis to become a ubiquitous standard diagnostic device.”
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 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
|Block Format||4-well block|
|Thermal system||Peltier-based system|
|Consumables||Low profile, high thermal performance plates|
|Sample volume||10μl to 40μl|
|Average ramp rate||2.3°C/sec|
|Temperature range||120°C Maximum/0°C Minimum|
|Ambient operation||10°C – 35°C|
|Optical system||Single laser diode (473nm) and photodiode array|
|Calibrated dyes||SYBR Green, FAM|
|Data collection||Data collected for all wells regardless of plate setup.|
|Real-Time PCR run time (40 cycles)||50 minutes|
|Outside dimensions||Length closed: 20 cm (7.87 in)
Length open: 24 cm (9.44 in)
Width: 10 cm (3.94 in)
Height: 8.5 cm (3.34 in)
|Weight||2.4 kg (5.29 lb)|
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