Thermal Gradient Receives Third Generation PCR Devices

THERMAL GRADIENT, Aug. 8, 2011 -- Thermal Gradient has received 100 of its third generation fast PCR devices.  The Gen3 units have been designed to perform 40 cycles of two temperature endpoint PCR in 6-8 minutes.  "We are very excited about this latest design.  It is the prototype for our HIV detection system under development", says Bob Juncosa, Chief Technology Officer.  "We are in the process of optimizing and qualifying the molds for this device and are looking forward to receiving our inital production run", he added. Initial tests of the new devices are promising.  The optimation of the assay for the device is underway.  Devices of this design will be the first to be made entirely by high volume low cost injection molding methods.