genesig q32 Real-Time PCR Instrument
Providing Fast Results with genesig Kits
- Guaranteed results using 550 genesig kits
- Fast DNA and RNA analysis in less than 60 minutes
- Quick and easy set-up and run
- Automated data analysis result calling
- Small and robust instrument
- Exceptional value for money
genesig® kits are sold for research use only and are not licensed for diagnostic procedures.
About the genesig q32 Real-Time PCR Instrument
genesig 32 Overview
The genesig q32 Real-Time PCR Instrument is one of the fastest qPCR instruments on the market today due to its rapid heating and cooling. Assembled from just a few building blocks, this robust qPCR instrument allows analysis of up to 32 samples in both tube or strip format. The powerful genesig q32 software is easily installed from a USB flash drive onto any PC or Mac. The genesig q32 is used with 550 genesig Real-Time PCR Kits for human, vet, and food pathogens, as well as food speciation testing
The genesig Real-Time PCR Kit product range includes tests for a massive range of applications:
genesig q32 - Cutting edge design and technology
Assembled from just a few building blocks the robust genesig q32 system is easy to transport and install. Up to 32 samples can be run in 0.1 ml tubes or 8-strip format. Fast heating and cooling is achieved by utilizing robust Peltier elements, whilst assay performance is supported further by a heated lid design. Excitation is provided by high intensity LEDs filtered to provide light at 500nm that is capable of exciting all fluorophores commonly used in qPCR. A prism is used to generate spectra from fluorescent emissions. These spectra are imaged using a CMOS camera.
genesig q32 software
The genesig q32 software is delivered and easily installed from a USB flash drive. When installed in a network, the software can control several q32 instruments connected via LAN. The powerful and easy to use software provides the following features:
• Quick start using templates for all genesig kit applications
• Straightforward setup and editing of sample and target information
• Automated analysis modules for absolute and relative quantification
• Analysis of full spectral data
• Compatible with Windows, Mac & Linux Systems
• Instrument start from a USB flash drive, using preprogrammed settings
• Data export functions
genesig Real-Time PCR Kit compatible
genesig Real-Time PCR Kits are suitable for use on the genesig q32 instrument. The genesig Kit range includes over 550 kits for human, vet, and food pathogens, as well as food speciation testing. All genesig Kits include a positive control and resuspension buffers. The kits come freeze-dried so that they can be shipped at room temperature for fast delivery to anywhere in the World.
Automated run templates available for:
• genesig Easy Real-Time PCR Kits
• genesig Advanced Real-Time PCR Kits
• genesig Standard Real-Time PCR Kits
• snpsig Real-Time PCR Kits
• quasa Real-Time PCR Kits
• GMO Real-Time PCR Kits
Dimensions: W 24 cm x D 27 cm x H 23 cm
Weight: 7 kg
Operating noise: Electrical: Voltage: 100 - 240 V (+ 10%); Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz (+ 10%); Power: 170 W
Number of reactions: 32
Reaction vessels: 0.1ml tube and/or 8-tube strips
Reaction volume: 10 - 100 μl (20 μl recommended)
Temperature cycling system: Peltier-based heating & cooling from +40 to +99°C; Heating rate: 4°C/s & Cooling rate: 3°C/s
Temperature uniformity: +/- 0.05°C (SD)
Temperature accuracy: +/- 0.25°C
Run time: Fluorescence excitation: 500 nm nm (blue LED)
Fluorescence detection: 120 optical channels from 510 to 750 nm (CMOS camera)
Factory-calibrated dyes (at shipment): FAM; VIC / HEX
Applications: Relative and absolute quantification analysis; Melting peak analysis; Endpoint genotyping analysis
Sensitivity: 1.1 fold discrimination; 9-log dynamic range; Single copy detection
Connection options: LAN; Direct connection to computer (RJ45); PC-free (USB stick/flash drive controlled)
We work hard to keep shipping costs to a minimum. Kits are normally sent by courier to ensure rapid delivery. Cost varies according to your location. If you are using the online shopping facility this will be calculated for you automatically, otherwise please contact us for detailed pricing.
We sell our products across the globe. You will either have the option to purchase through us directly or through a trusted distributor, depending on your location.
I don't have laboratory. Can I use it?
Yes! If you don't have a laboratory it really doesn't matter. The genesig q32 is designed to be used by anyone, anywhere. There is no complex programming or data analysis required. All of that is taken care of by some clever software. All you get is the answers to the questions you ask.
Alongside the instrument we can also supply you a complete 'lab-in-a-box' containing the few simple tools that you need to do your own DNA or RNA testing.
Is everything completely automated?
No. You will need to follow some very simple steps to extract the DNA or RNA from your sample. Then put it in a tube and on to the genesig q32. It's easy. And we'll provide incredibly simple instructions to guide you through your first experience.
What are genesig Kits?
genesig is a catalogue of over 550 different DNA and RNA testing kits for a wide range of applications. The kits come in 3 formats: Easy, Advanced, and Standard. The genesig Easy Kit range is the easiest to use version and is designed for use on the genesig q32 instrument.
What is in a genesig Kit?
The kit contains all of the components required to run a DNA or RNA test. The kit is freeze-dried so that it can be shipped at room temperature. To use it you simply rehydrate the kit components, mix them and then combine them with your DNA or RNA sample before placing them in to the genesig q32 and starting the automated analysis. (DNA / RNA extraction solutions are supplied separately).
Does the price of the genesig q32 include the software package?
Yes. Instruments are shipped with software. There is no additional charge for software and it can be installed on as many computers as you like. From time-to-time software updates will be made available for free download too.
What kind of reaction tubes/plasticware does the genesig q32 use and do I need to buy them separately?
The genesig q32 uses low-profile 0.1ml thin-walled single PCR tubes, or 8 strip tubes. Make sure you don't use alternative plasticware in the genesig q32 as it could damage your instrument. Every genesig Easy Kit comes with 0.1ml single PCR tubes for the genesig q32. Alternatively, genesig 0.1ml Tubes and genesig 8 Strip Tubes can be purchased separately from us. Please visit this webpage to find out more.
How do things work if I have more than one genesig q32?
You can connect multiple genesig q32 instruments to the same computer via a network switch or via a local area network. One copy of the software on one computer sufficient to analyse the data from multiple instruments.
Does the genesig q32 require validation/calibration upon arrival like some other qPCR machines?
No the genesig q32 arrives ready to use. If you require calibration data or a routine calibration service for Quality Systems purposes please contact us.
Does the genesig q32 have a light indicator to show when the reaction is over and a timer to show how much time is left until the end of the analysis?
Yes! Coloured lights show the progression throughout the PCR cycles and the software displays a countdown to show how much time remains for analysis to complete.
What is the warranty on the genesig q32 and can we purchase an extended warranty package?
The genesig q32 is supplied with a 12 month warranty. Additional warranty can be purchased. Please visit this webpage to find out more.
What happens if my genesig q32 needs repairing?
We will ask you to return the instrument and we will provide another instrument for you to use in the meantime whilst repairs are underway.
Can I replace parts with locally sourced components? Would this void the warranty?
We would never recommend replacing parts on the genesig q32 yourself. Always contact us for any technical issues. Changing any parts yourself would void the warranty.
What channels does the genesig q32 detect through?
The genesig q32 factory-calibrated dyes at shipment are SYBR Green / FAM; VIC / HEX; ROX
What is the reaction volume on the genesig q32?
genesig Kit reactions are all 20ul in volume.