Q3: A Compact Device for Quick, High Precision qPCR
AbstractAn accurate and easy-to-use Q3 system for on-chip quantitative real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is hereby demonstrated, and described in detail. The qPCR reactions take place inside a single-use Lab-on-a-Chip with multiple wells, each with 5 to 15 µL capacity. The same chip hosts a printed metal heater coupled with a calibrated sensor, for rapid and accurate temperature control inside the reaction mixture. The rest of the system is non-disposable and encased in a 7 × 14 × 8.5 (height) cm plastic shell weighing 300 g. Included in the non-disposable part is a fluorescence read-out system featuring up to four channels and a self-contained control and data storage system, interfacing with an external user-friendly software suite. Hereby, we illustrate the engineering details of the Q3 system and benchmark it with seamlessly ported testing protocols, showing that Q3 equals the performance of standard commercial systems. Overall, to the best of our knowledge, this is one of the most mature general-purpose systems for on-chip qPCR currently available. View Full-Text
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Cereda, M.; Cocci, A.; Cucchi, D.; Raia, L.; Pirola, D.; Bruno, L.; Ferrari, P.; Pavanati, V.; Calisti, G.; Ferrara, F.; Bramanti, A.P.; Bianchessi, M.A. Q3: A Compact Device for Quick, High Precision qPCR. Sensors 2018, 18, 2583.
Cereda M, Cocci A, Cucchi D, Raia L, Pirola D, Bruno L, Ferrari P, Pavanati V, Calisti G, Ferrara F, Bramanti AP, Bianchessi MA. Q3: A Compact Device for Quick, High Precision qPCR. Sensors. 2018; 18(8):2583.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cereda, Marco; Cocci, Alessandro; Cucchi, Davide; Raia, Lillo; Pirola, Danilo; Bruno, Lorenzo; Ferrari, Pietro; Pavanati, Valentina; Calisti, Giorgia; Ferrara, Francesco; Bramanti, Alessandro P.; Bianchessi, Marco A. 2018. "Q3: A Compact Device for Quick, High Precision qPCR." Sensors 18, no. 8: 2583.
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