SAN DIEGO, Calif., USA, January 12, 2015 – Ubiquitome today announced the 10 finalists of its ‘Freedom For You Grants Program’ at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Conference in San Diego, California (Booth #625). The program is designed to provide support for remote qPCR projects, with each winner receiving a Freedom4 device. The ten finalists are receiving support from Ubiquitome in the form of Freedom4 qPCR reagents and consumables, project design consultation, and technical support, including wet lab processing.
Below are the 10 finalists and a description of how Freedom4 would advance their research:
Fitting in the palm of a hand, Ubiquitome’s Freedom4 instrument operates on battery power alone for up to six hours and delivers gold-standard real-time PCR performance wherever needed. The platform runs using an iPhone or laptop computer, is housed in a rugged aluminum casing and features a solid state design that includes laser-based optical detection, which is widely recognized as offering the highest performance in real-time PCR.
Paul Pickering, Ubiquitome CEO, said “Our mission is to provide ubiquitous access to genomic information by empowering researchers with mobile genetic analysis tools. We’re pleased that this program attracted the attention of worldwide researchers, broadened the awareness of Freedom4’s capabilities while also demonstrating that it may be the ‘technology of choice’ in a wide variety of environments.”
Three grant winners will receive a Freedom4 gold standard qPCR mobile device worth $25,000. Grant winners will be selected on the basis of scientific merit, originality and communicating the validity of using the Freedom4 in remote/field applications.
Ubiquitome is a New Zealand-based developer of handheld, cloud connected real time PCR devices. The company’s Freedom4 is the first commercially available handheld, battery powered device to offer gold standard real-time PCR performance wherever it is needed. Visit www.ubiquitomebio.com.