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Hunter Real-Time PCR SystemSpecifications

THE HUNTER

REAL-TIME PCR SYSTEM

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

The Hunter system’s innovative features include:

  • 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)
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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.

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.

RESULTS IN HOURS, NOT DAYS

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

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 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.