About Genie II

Genie® II is a compact, lightweight and robust instrument suitable for use in the field or laboratory. It was specifically designed to run any isothermal amplification method that employs target detection by fluorescence measurement. The device has two heating blocks, each of which takes a single 8-microtube strip that was specially designed for the instrument. The tubes feature locking caps that do not open after a run, so preventing any contamination. The blocks can be controlled independently or run together for processing up to 16-samples. The instrument boasts low power requirements and includes a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery that can keep it running for a full working day.

Genie® II is controlled from a large TFT LCD display with resistive touch screen that can be operated while wearing protective gloves. From this interface the instrument can be set to run any thermal profile required for isothermal amplification. Real-time temperature and fluorescence data is displayed graphically and in real-time during a run and all of the data is held in the instrument’s large internal FLASH memory. This data is permanently stored and can be reviewed on the high-resolution display at any time after the run has finished or uploaded to a PC via a USB link.


Cat. No:
GEN2-01Genie II instrument complete with 150W mains power adaptor, power
cable, USB cable, PC software and internal rechargeable battery.
  • Purpose-designed sophisticated instrument that supports any isothermal DNA / RNA amplification method employing fluorescence readout
  • Stand-alone operation from the integral 7” high-resolution touch screen with no need for a host computer
  • Two heating blocks, each taking a single strip of eight 150 µl microtubes, that can be run together or completely independently
  • Highly accurate temperature control up to 100°C with the ability to run a thermal gradient along each block (assay optimisation)
  • High capacity internal data store for saving run data and experiment prototcols
  • Fitted with internal Li-Po battery that allows a full day’s operation away from a mains electricity supply and rapid charging
  • Rapid Isothermal Amplification
  • Result confirmation by anneal step
  • Low-cost and easy-to-use
  • Compact, portable and robust
  • Mains or battery-powered
  • Easy access to data via USB interface
  • Use independently via touchscreen or link to a computer via a USB cable

Technical Specifications
Sample Number16 wells (2x8 strips)
Sample Volume10 µl to 150 µl
TouchscreenHigh-brightness TFT / LCD module (800x480)
Heater technologyCeramic substrate with resistive coating
Cooling methodForced convection
Temperature sensorHigh-precision thermistor
Temperature control typeMulti-zone independent digital PID
Temperature control range
ambient - 110°C
Temperature accuracy±0.1°C
Temperature uniformity across block±0.2°C
Temperature gradientProgrammable up to 8°C
Optics Source470 nm LED with high-quality interference filter 40 nm band pass
Detection Filter510 nm longpass photodiode high-quality interference system
Operating temperature10°C - 40°C
Power consumption (maximum)150W
Dimensions12cm (H) X 21cm (D) X 30cm (W)
Weight2kg / 4.4 lb

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