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PCR on chip

Accelerated PCR-based tests on Silicon in minutes

Our expertise

Imec develops integrated sample-to-result chips to perform PCR-based tests. With silicon-based microfluidics, these enable fast, simple and sensitive detection of genetic markers (e.g. in blood).

Key benefits

  • Full PCR analysis from whole-blood in less than 10 minutes,
  • Extreme miniaturization and parallelism,
  • Full workflow via on-chip integration of filters, mixers, lysis, extraction, enrichment, droplet handling and
  • Sample-to-result in one chip

Read this in-depth article on how microfluidics accelerates DNA-analysis.

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