The PCR-650 Work Station provides a cost- effective means of preparing PCR samples in a sterile environment by providing better than EU GMP 2008 Grade B (ISO Class 5) clean air conditions at the work surface.
It can be used as a conventional laminar airflow clean air cabinet or for use when preparing DNA/PCR samples.
When in use and to further reduce the risk of contamination, the PCR, has a built-in automatically timed UV steriliser. Between amplifications simply place all pipettes, tubes and flasks into the cabinet and press the UV switch. After five minutes (or other preset time 0 – 30 minutes) the UV light automatically switches off and all potentially contaminating DNA & RNA will have been destroyed.
The EU GMP 2008 Grade B (ISO Class 5) clean air within the PCR-650 provides product protection during the preparation of sample tubes, and the continual negative pressure filter seals eliminate the possibility of leaks. The compact design ensures that the PCR-650 takes up no more bench space than that normally used for PCR work, whilst the sloping front gives unhindered access for sample preparation.The interlocked attachable and lightweight UV filtering night door provides UV light shielding during UV sterilisation.
The stainless steel work surface is removable to allow for easy cleaning and is also illuminated with overhead lighting to ensure maximum visibility when working at the cabinet. With the modern laboratory in mind, the engineers have developed a fan design, which reduces sound levels to just 55db (A). Acrylic glazed side panels and front visor provide maximum visibility and a comfortable working environment.
Testing for COVID-19 Using PCR Technology
COVID-19 infections can be diagnosed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR testing detects very small amounts of viral genetic materials in a sample by duplicating it many times over through a complex laboratory process called amplification.