Genie® II - Alrad
Genie® II - Alrad
Genie® II - Alrad

Genie® II

Genie® II

Supports any isothermal DNA/RNA amplification method employing fluorescence readout.

Genie® II is a compact, lightweight and robust instrument suitable for use in the field or laboratory. It was specifically designed to run any isothermal amplification method that employs target detection by fluorescence measurement. The device has two heating blocks, each of which takes a single 8-microtube strip that was specially designed for the instrument. The tubes feature locking caps that do not open after a run, so preventing any contamination. The blocks can be controlled independently or run together for processing up to 16-samples. The instrument boasts low power requirements and includes a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery that can keep it running for a full working day.

Genie® II is controlled from a large TFT LCD display with resistive touch screen that can be operated while wearing protective gloves. From this interface the instrument can be set to run any thermal profile required for isothermal amplification. Real-time temperature and fluorescence data is displayed graphically and in real-time during a run and all of the data is held in the instrument’s large internal FLASH memory. This data is permanently stored and can be reviewed on the high-resolution display at any time after the run has finished or uploaded to a PC via a USB link.

  • Purpose-designed sophisticated instrument that supports any isothermal DNA / RNA amplification method employing fluorescence readout
  • Stand-alone operation from the integral 7” high-resolution touch screen with no need for a host computer
  • Two heating blocks, each taking a single strip of eight 150 µl microtubes, that can be run together or completely independently
  • Highly accurate temperature control up to 100°C with the ability to run a thermal gradient along each block (assay optimisation)
  • High capacity internal data store for saving run data and experiment prototcols
  • Fitted with internal Li-Po battery that allows a full day’s operation away from a mains electricity supply and rapid charging
  • Rapid Isothermal Amplification
  • Result confirmation by anneal step
  • Low-cost and easy-to-use
  • Compact, portable and robust
  • Mains or battery-powered
  • Easy access to data via USB interface
  • Use independently via touchscreen or link to a computer via a USB cable
Technical Specifications
Sample Number 16 wells (2x8 strips)
Sample Volume 10 µl to 150 µl
Touchscreen High-brightness TFT / LCD module (800x480)
Heater technology Ceramic substrate with resistive coating
Cooling method Forced convection
Temperature sensor High-precision thermistor
Temperature control type Multi-zone independent digital PID
Temperature control range
ambient - 110°C
Temperature accuracy ±0.1°C
Temperature uniformity across block ±0.2°C
Temperature gradient Programmable up to 8°C
Optics Source 470 nm LED with high-quality interference filter 40 nm band pass
Detection Filter 510 nm longpass photodiode high-quality interference system
Operating temperature 10°C - 40°C
Approvals CE
Power consumption (maximum) 150W
Dimensions 20cm (H) X 21cm (D) X 30cm (W)
Weight 2kg / 4.4 lb