Photothermal heating, our core technology, enables us to generate heat and control temperature utilizing optical thin film to efficiently convert light to heat.
Photonic PCR is a life-science application of the Photothermal heating technology that creates unparalleled benefits in biological and clinical research.
PCR Reaction ChamberAtoms of Optical Material
Atoms of Optical MaterialOptical Thin Film
Optical Thin Film
Thanks to the low heat capacity of the optical thin film, we can realize ultrafast PCR thermal cycling that finishes 40 cycles less than 10 minutes while ensuring the same level of sensitivity of conventional PCR systems.
In addition to the fast PCR thermal cycling, the precise temperature control capability of our technology allows us to reduce non-specific amplification and PCR amplification errors that help us to look for a needle in a haystack.
Robust System Architecture
Unique features of Photothermal heating including non-contact heat generation, direct heat transfer from optical thin film to PCR solutions, and localized heating contribute to build simple and robust structure of the system and consumables.