Hyderabad based start-up, 30M Genomics envisions to improve the molecular biology skills among life science students through development of highly affordable version of thermal cycler.
30M Genomics is incubated at ASPIRE BioNEST, University of Hyderabad and has received financial support from BIRAC, Meity and VFSTR for developing affordable genetic diagnostics. The startup has developed, “Key PCR” which is a bluetooth operated thermal cycler having equivalent performance of a sophisticated thermal cycler.
The equipment is portable, weighing less than 600 grams and completely 3D printed with biodegradable material.
Thermal cycler or PCR machine, is an indispensable equipment for life sciences research. However, it is inaccessible to majority of students/researchers as most of the educational institutions cannot afford the sophisticated equipment for student purposes. This restricts the student getting skilled in molecular biology experiments.
30M Genomics plans to market launch, “Key PCR” on 26th February, 2022 in an event organized by ASPIRE BioNEST. The cost of Key PCR is expected to be 10 times lesser than market available thermal cyclers.