A pocket-sized convective PCR thermocycler. Academic Article uri icon


  • (Figure Presented) Is that a PCR in your pocket? An innovative thermocycling system is presented that harnesses natural convection to perform rapid multiplex and long-target DNA amplification by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The design is inherently simple and consumes minimal electrical power, enabling a pocket-sized battery-powered device to be constructed at a cost of approximately US$10. 2007 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 14.32

author list (cited authors)

  • Agrawal, N., Hassan, Y. A., & Ugaz, V. M.

citation count

  • 70

complete list of authors

  • Agrawal, Nitin||Hassan, Yassin A||Ugaz, Victor M

publication date

  • June 2007