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Turning DNA into data just became affordable, and biohacking will never be the same. Meet our open source Real-Time PCR Thermocycler.
Turning DNA into data just became affordable, and biohacking will never be the same. Meet our open source Real-Time PCR Thermocycler.
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    THANK YOU! Your support is awesome. You'll get access to our backer updates and be listed as a backer on our website.

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    T-SHIRT OR COFFEE MUG: YOUR CHOICE. Show all your friends your support for open science and the Open qPCR platform. If you'd like both simply pledge twice the amount. This reward may be added to other rewards (see add-on section).

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    EARLY ACCESS PASS: Get early access to the software and hardware design files in January 2015 before they are formally released as open source when the main production run ships.

    PLUS: Be invited as a beta tester to our upcoming open PCR assay sharing community later in 2015.

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    DONATE TO FIGHT EBOLA: For every 10 pledges made at this level we will deliver an Open qPCR to a clinic or organization working to fight Ebola in Western Africa or other developing countries. Centers will be carefully evaluated and we will publish all grants made.

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    BIOHACKER KIT (Intended primarily as an add-on reward, but may be purchased separately). Everything you need to perform Real-Time PCR tests out of the box. The kit includes a pipette plus supplies & reagents for 100 PCR reactions and 50 DNA extractions, and a primer library plus control DNA to perform 5 different DNA tests. These tests include food fraud detection, genotyping a gene related to athletic ability, and 3 others that will be decided by backers. The Biohacker Kit may be added to other rewards (see add-on section).

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    DONATE TO FIGHT EBOLA: We will deliver an Open qPCR in your name to a clinic or organization working to fight Ebola in Western Africa or other developing countries. Centers will be carefully evaluated and we will publish all grants made.

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    THE MACHINE: Get an Open qPCR from the initial production run at the KickStarter price! Includes a Real-Time PCR reagent starter pack including our Chai Green fluorescent dye.

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    THE MACHINE, 2ND BATCH: Get an Open qPCR from the second production run, still at a discounted KickStarter price! Includes a Real-Time PCR reagent starter pack including our Chai Green fluorescent dye.

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    DUAL-CHANNEL MACHINE: Get an Open qPCR supporting dual-channel optical detection (FAM/green dyes + HEX/VIC/JOE channels). This allows for both internal positive controls and multiplexed assays. Includes a Real-Time PCR reagent starter pack including our Chai Green fluorescent dye.

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    CREATE AN ASSAY: An Open qPCR machine, plus we will work with you to create, test, and deliver a Real-Time PCR test for your desired application. At this price we cannot design and validate a completely novel assay, but we can research the literature for published primer/probes for your application, construct a test for a single target, validate it against samples you provide, and deliver reagents for 500 such tests. Please contact us to verify we can help with your specific application before pledging at this level.

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    EARLY BIRD: Get an Open qPCR at a special rate as our thanks to you for being an early backer. You'll be at the front of the line for shipping, and get a Real-Time PCR reagent starter pack including our Chai Green fluorescent dye.

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