Hunter Real-Time PCR SystemSpecifications

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The Hunter® is a breakthrough DNA analysis system combining speed, accuracy, and affordability in an easy-to-use instrument.

 

RESULTS IN HOURS, NOT DAYS

Eliminate wait time related to sample transport to centralized labs.  Save money and extend product shelf life.

 

SIMPLE, STREAMLINED WORKFLOW

With color-coded and numbered reagents and a streamlined protocol, even the most novice technician can have the confidence that they are getting it right every time.

On-site training allows most users to be up and running in less than a day.

 

INTUITIVE TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE

Simple icons guide the technician through the sample testing and diagnostic reporting process.

Testing has never been this easy.

 

 

ULTIMATE SENSITIVITY & SPECIFICITY

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) adapts the inner workings of biology to create a “molecular copy machine”–a fast, highly accurate, and incredibly sensitive method to determine the presence or absence of a target organism by multiplying and detecting the target’s specific DNA or RNA in real time.

Learn more about RT-PCR

 

USE IT WHERE YOU NEED IT

The portable design and rugged construction makes the Hunter® the ideal instrument wherever you are.

Use in your lab or take the lab to the sample.  Lightweight and easily transported in a pelican case.

 

EASY TO GET STARTED

We’ve packaged everything you need to start testing in your facility into a LAB-IN-A-BOX that includes the Hunter® device, auxiliary equipment, start-up reagents, and on-site training.

Our experts can also help custom design a testing program that meets your specific needs and requirements.

 

 

SELECT YOUR INDUSTRY AND SEE HOW EASY TESTING CAN BE

The Hunter system’s innovative features include:

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  • Compact, lightweight, portable unit
  • Integrated reader/controller, disposable assay cartridges, thermocycler and software
  • Error-proof features such as intuitive touch-screen, bar-coded chemistry-ready cartridges
  • Fewer steps, resulting in significantly faster processing and fewer operator errors
  • Easy-to-interpret results
  • Easy training, allowing even novice technicians to become proficient quickly
  • Unit cost within most lab management capital budgets
  • Built-in optional networking and wireless features capable of both decentralized data capture and secure centralized monitoring
  • Optional automated emailing of results
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

System Components

  • Hunter instrument
  • Multiple Assay Cartridge (MAC)

Hunter instrument specifications

  • Dimensions: 17.2 cm x 41.2 cm x 22 cm (6.77 in. H x 16.22 in. W x 8.66 in. D)
  • Weight: 5.4 Kg (11.9 lbs.)
  • Power usage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%) at 3 amps
  • Peak block heat rate ~ 4.5°C/sec
  • Peak block cool rate ~ 4.5°C/sec
  • Warm up time: ~10 minutes

Throughput

  • Twelve (12) test wells
  • Well 1 reserved for negative control
  • Optional positive control (default well 12)
  • 1-2 hour run time depending on assay
  • Supported volume 20ul

Environment

  • Temperature 10-35° C (50°-95°F)
  • Relative humidity up to 90% (noncondensing)

Area Requirements

  • 20 cm (8 in.) recommended free space around the Hunter system for sample preparation, air flow, etc.

Electrical Connections

  • AC Input (IEC 320 style)
  • Ethernet
  • USB (3 ports)