Roche Diagnostics has launched the new LightCycler Nano real-time PCR system for use in research in the US. Next to its fancy design it is also one of the smallest realtime PCR systems available. The LightCycler Nano features a 32-well format and handles reaction volumes of 10 – 100 μl. It runs in less than 50 minutes and can heat at 5°C and cool at 4°C per second. Fluorescence can be detected at a range from 510 – 750 nanometers. It uses optics and thermal control to provide a low variation of well-to-well performance.
The system can be used to relatively and absolutely quantify DNA fragments or detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genomes by melting curve analysis.
The LightCycler Nano can be connected directly to a Windows PC or Mac, but also works as a stand-alone device with memory stick storage, or operated like a printer on a LAN connection.
Product brochure: LightCycler Nano…