Genie III

Genie III

  • Molecular Detection at Point of Application
  • Isothermal amplification of DNA and RNA in a field-deployable instrument
  • Fully Portable
  • Compact, lightweight, robust and weather-proof (IP62)
  • Built-in GPS capability


Genie III is now available to order. This instrument has been specifically developed for outdoor use with weather-proofing (IP62) and portability the primary design objectives. This smaller “hand-held” device only has a single heating block, taking the same 8-microtube strip developed for Genie II. Just like its big brother Genie II, Genie III also incorporates a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery that can support operation for a complete day.

Unlike the single channel fluorescence measurement arrangement in Genie II, Genie III has a two-colour fluorescence excitation and detection system. It also boasts wireless communications in the form of Bluetooth and WiFi that can be used for data communications and to support wireless peripherals such as a printer or barcode wand. Genie III also features satellite positioning via an integrated GPS receiver.


Detection method Dual-channel Fluorescence
470 nm excitation, 510-560 nm emission
590 nm excitation, > 620 nm emission
Temperature control method Block with 4-zone independent digital PID and heated lid
Temperature control range and accuracy Ambient—100°C, ±0.1°C
Sample number Single strip of 8 tubes
Sample volume 10—150 µl


Size 250 (L) x 165 (W) x 85 (H) mm
Weight 1.75 kg
Operating temperature 0°C—40°C
Storage temperature 20°C—70°C
Environmental protection IP62


Display / keyboard Colour LCD 480 x 272 with resistive touchscreen
Positioning GPS
Wireless data (1) Bluetooth 2.0
Wireless data (2) Wi-Fi
Wired data USB 2.0


Battery type Lithium Polymer
Battery capacity 40 Wh
Battery charge time < 1.5 hrs
External supply 19 VDC


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