A cube sized in 4×4 inch machine can now perform many types of PCR testing in just 30 minutes.
Spartan Bioscience has developed a cube size machine that can perform extraordinary DNA tests in as little as thirty minutes.
It’s called Spartan Cube, it uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques and fully integrates DNA extraction, analysis, and results. The 4×4 inch cube machine has its interface of a wireless connected tablet. It is a specialized device that is an all-in-one machine that can be adapted for multiple types of tests.
It works like a gaming rig wherein the Cube itself is the machine and the test kit is a cartridge. The cube will scan the barcode on the test kit. The tablet recognized the kit upon appropriate program. The test kit identifies the genes you want to identify through the chemicals it contains.
PCR-based applications typically used only in medical field and this Cube machine could bring the technology to the field. It can be applied to test water in Amazon rain forest or animals at the vet.