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Idaho Technology is Awarded U.S. Patent for a High-Speed Thermal Cycler

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the University of Utah a patent for a high-speed thermal cycler.

This patent reinforces the University's patent portfolio in the area of real-time nucleic acid amplification, quantification, and melting analysis.

The patents in this unique portfolio are exclusively licensed to Idaho Technology Inc.

Carl Wittwer, M.D., Ph.D., University of Utah, commented, "The air-driven carousel format remains the most reliable method for rapid PCR with temperature cycles less than 60 seconds each."

"Superior temperature control is enabled by mixed air and the circumferential placement of the samples."

"The design has been implemented in several commercial real-time instruments, including the Roche LightCycler® 1.0–2.0 and Idaho Technology’s JBAIDS and R.A.P.I.D.® instruments for government biothreat detection."