Compact, 48-well thermocycler
At the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2018), Fast Track Diagnostics, a Siemens Healthineers company, launched a new molecular thermocycler, the Fast Track cycler, and the complementary new FastFinder software. The Fast Track cycler is a compact platform that enables laboratories of all sizes to implement molecular testing with simplicity and speed while the FastFinder software improves workflows due to AI-powered automation.
Weighing just two kilograms and measuring only 150 mm x 150 mm x 130 mm, the Fast Track cycler (FTC) is a compact thermocycler created to fit laboratories of all sizes. The platform is scalable: up to 10 thermocyclers can be connected to one computer, and laboratories can utilize a range of 1 to 480 wells. The Fast Track cycler uses magnetic induction technology for robust and reliable results. Because no calibration is required, the thermocycler does not drift or age and offers simple handling of the system. The FTC also comes equipped with Fast Track lyophilized technology, offering reagents for PCR experiments in a single sample tube, simplifying processes for users by eliminating the need to prepare the reaction mix before test implementation. With this technology, users simply add nucleic acid extracts to the prepared tubes before inserting into the cycler.