The ChipGenie® edition T summarizes the instrument family used for chip-based applications requiring heating like for instance PCR. Some of the instruments cover the temperature control only, others include the optical read-out allowing e.g. for real-time PCR.

ChipGenie® edition TSO

The ChipGenie® edition TSO instrument allows for temperature control of microfluidic chips in slide format. A fixed temperature as well as temperature cycling can be done to enable e.g. a fast PCR on chip. The ChipGenie® edition TSO is equipped with a fluorescence-based read-out unit to carry out the optical detection on microfluidic ChipShop’s platform chips following the spacing of a 384 well plate of 4.5 mm with fixed read-out positions.

User Manual ChipGenie® edition TSO

ChipGenie® edition TSO-3Z

The ChipGenie® edition TSO-3Z instrument is equipped with three temperature zones for the so-called continuous flow PCR. The temperature zones are kept at fixed temperature and the temperature cycling is achieved by moving the liquid in the chip over two or three temperature zones of the instrument resulting in ultrafast temperature cycles. The ChipGenie® edition TSO-3Z is equipped with a fluorescence-based read-out unit to carry out the optical detection.

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ChipGenie® edition TSO: Heating & PCR-system for microfluidic chips in the format of a microscopy slide with fluorescence readout unit (two colors)



ChipGenie® edition TSO-3Z: Heating & PCR-system for microfluidic chips
in the format of a microscopy slide with three temperature zone sincluding
fluorescence read-out unit (two colors)


In order to allow you an easy use of the PCR system we offer chip-PCR support kits (that include tubes and mineral oil for pumping the PCR solution) as well as pumps for the driving of the fluids.

microfluidic ChipShop offers an innovative system for PCR on the chip. Different from conventional PCR with heating-up and cooling-down cycles, in this chip-PCR system the complete reaction vessel is temperature controlled: The PCR solution flows through separated temperature zones, winding itself through the temperature profile. The time-determining step in PCR – the carrying out of the repeated heating and cooling cycles – is no longer necessary since the temperature in the heating zones remains constant and only the liquid undergoes the temperature cycling. The PCR system comprises the PCR chip and the thermocycler (or better: thermal control unit, as no cycling in the conventional sense is involved) that has been specially developed for Lab-on-a-Chip applications. A pump moves the PCR solution through the chips. In comparison to conventional systems, this lab-on-a-chip PCR system allows for a significant reduction of the PCR reaction time: Without much optimization, a 15-cycle PCR can be completed in less than five minutes.