The CMOS microchip that runs the Genalysis® system performs simultaneous amplification and detection of nucleic acids. This enables fast, simple, multiplexed nucleic acid tests (NATs) that can go from sample to answer in under 30 minutes.
Because the disposable microchip is both the thermocycler and detector, you don't need a lab to run the test! There are no optics, no pumps, and no heat block. This means the chip can be run directly from a USB stick!
The system is totally modular and can be tailored to multiple applications