openPFGE

Diego Lagos Susaeta mail

OSHWA UID

CL000001 Project Website

Certification Date

December 11, 2019

Country

Chile

Open source and low cost Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis [PFGE] equipment. It uses a standard commercially available electrophoresis chamber, 3D printed parts, a servo motor and simple electronics. Has a custom cooling system using a small pump and peltier cooler elements. Run parameters set and monitoring by bluetooth communication to an smartphone running a custom Android app. It separates DNA molecules up to ~2 Mbp (10 Mpb to be tested), costs USD ~$500 (about 1/50 of commercial ones).

Version

1

Licenses
Hardware
CERN
Software
GPL
Documentation
CC BY
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Project Type
Science
3D Printing
Keywords
Biotechnology, Molecular biology, DNA electrophoresis, Low cost equipment, Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis [PFGE]

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