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ALine Supports Caltech in Development of PCR Instrument for Resource Limited Settings

The team is led by Caltech biologist and Nobel Laureate David Baltimore, president emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, and Axel Scherer, the Bernard Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics. With two recent grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Scherer and Baltimore have built a new version of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) device for infectious disease diagnosis.
ALine has been working with George Maltezos, PhD, a senior scientist at CalTech, to develop the microfluidic chip that works in the prototype instrument. The projected cost of the instrument is less than $1000.00US and will run on batteries. Follow this link to the read the article from Caltech.