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GeneDisc® Cycler

An easy, rapid, reliable method for pathogen detection

Pall's GeneDisc system has been successfully established in many of the world leading food and environmental industries. The equipment's automation allows less specialized and minimally-trained personnel to routinely perform sophisticated biological sample testing. Part of the GeneDisc system, the GeneDisc Cycler is a robust, real time PCR platform for the rapid, sensitive and specific detection of microorganisms, in a matter of hours. It is comprised of a base unit plus up to seven sub-units - each of the units can hold one GeneDisc plate. The plate's unique, proprietary design enables the detection of a range of microorganisms simultaneously within the same sample DNA extract.

The Cycler performs gene amplification in the plate, and each plate can be used to test either six, nine or twelve samples in parallel. When all sub-units are in use, the Cycler can analyze up to 96 samples in an hour. The unique, modular nature of the GeneDisc cycler offers the flexibility to fit your work flow requirements and to process different applications simultaneously.

Features

  • Easy To Use 
  • Flexible, modular system
  • Multi-target measurement
  • At-a-glance display of results
  • Seamless data transfer with capability for bi-directional LIMS connectivity

Benefits

  • No need for technical skills
  • Conduct multiple applications at once
  • Detect and quantify a range of important microorganisms in a single assay
  • Suitable for use in a cGMP environment
  • Minimum operator intervention and reduced risk of cross-contamination
  • Enables rapid decision-making
  • Optimize your workload

Why wait days to get results? Accelerate your testing with the GeneDisc Cycler – part of Pall's simple to use, convenient, reliable and cost-effective GeneDisc system.

Did You Know?

  • Pall's GeneDisc technology is being used by Germany's national reference laboratory to expedite testing of food samples for the toxic pathogen known as E.coli O104:H4 (STEC) -  a deadly strain that has sickened nearly 3000 people and disrupted that nation's food industry.

    For more information, click here: http://news.pall.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=4587
  • Pall's GeneDisc technology is also the first to receive the AOAC Research Institute's multi-parametric validation of a detection method for four serogroups of the most common non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in ground beef and beef trim. The GeneDisc system enables producers to test simultaneously for the pathogenic E. coli O157 and four of the top six non-O157 STEC (O26, O103, O111, O145) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) identifies as key targets in its new laboratory guidance (MLG 5B.00).

    For more information, click here: http://news.pall.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=4571
Download the GeneDisc Cycler flyer here in English or French.

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Description

An easy, rapid, reliable method for pathogen detection

Pall's GeneDisc system has been successfully established in many of the world leading food and environmental industries. The equipment's automation allows less specialized and minimally-trained personnel to routinely perform sophisticated biological sample testing. Part of the GeneDisc system, the GeneDisc Cycler is a robust, real time PCR platform for the rapid, sensitive and specific detection of microorganisms, in a matter of hours. It is comprised of a base unit plus up to seven sub-units - each of the units can hold one GeneDisc plate. The plate's unique, proprietary design enables the detection of a range of microorganisms simultaneously within the same sample DNA extract.

The Cycler performs gene amplification in the plate, and each plate can be used to test either six, nine or twelve samples in parallel. When all sub-units are in use, the Cycler can analyze up to 96 samples in an hour. The unique, modular nature of the GeneDisc cycler offers the flexibility to fit your work flow requirements and to process different applications simultaneously.

Features

  • Easy To Use 
  • Flexible, modular system
  • Multi-target measurement
  • At-a-glance display of results
  • Seamless data transfer with capability for bi-directional LIMS connectivity

Benefits

  • No need for technical skills
  • Conduct multiple applications at once
  • Detect and quantify a range of important microorganisms in a single assay
  • Suitable for use in a cGMP environment
  • Minimum operator intervention and reduced risk of cross-contamination
  • Enables rapid decision-making
  • Optimize your workload

Why wait days to get results? Accelerate your testing with the GeneDisc Cycler – part of Pall's simple to use, convenient, reliable and cost-effective GeneDisc system.

Did You Know?

  • Pall's GeneDisc technology is being used by Germany's national reference laboratory to expedite testing of food samples for the toxic pathogen known as E.coli O104:H4 (STEC) -  a deadly strain that has sickened nearly 3000 people and disrupted that nation's food industry.

    For more information, click here: http://news.pall.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=4587
  • Pall's GeneDisc technology is also the first to receive the AOAC Research Institute's multi-parametric validation of a detection method for four serogroups of the most common non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in ground beef and beef trim. The GeneDisc system enables producers to test simultaneously for the pathogenic E. coli O157 and four of the top six non-O157 STEC (O26, O103, O111, O145) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) identifies as key targets in its new laboratory guidance (MLG 5B.00).

    For more information, click here: http://news.pall.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=4571
Download the GeneDisc Cycler flyer here in English or French.

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Applications
 
Pall offers a wide range of single and multi-target assays for food safety pathogen detection, environmental quantitative applications and pharma process monitoring.

For more information and a list of all product-related part numbers, accessories and technical services, contact us at genedisc@pall.com
Specifications
 

Physical Dimensions

 
Item Dimensions
Weight Base Unit: 14 kg (30.8 lbs)
Sub-Unit: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)
Dimensions (Width x height x depth) Base Unit:
321 mm x 289 mm x 346 mm
(12.6 in. x 11.4 in. x 13.6 in.)

Sub-Units:
161 mm x 242 mm x 227 mm
(6.3 in. x 9.5 in. x 8.9 in.)

Full Configuration:
643 mm x 640 mm x 573 mm
(25.3 in. x 25.2 in. x 22.5 in.)
Working Area 700 mm x 700 mm x 600 mm
(27.5 in. x 27.5 in. x 23.6 in.)
 

 

Electrical Data

 
Voltage Base Unit: 110 - 230 V AC, 50-60 Hz
Sub-Units: 48 V CC
Power Consumption 4 A (nominal) for 230 V AC
10 A (nominal) for 110 V AC
 

Connections

 
6 USB Ports

Barcode Reader (supplied)
Touch Screen (supplied)
+ 4 ports for other accessories

Other User Interface Ports 1 x Ethernet Port
 

 

Splash Protection

 
Touchscreen To IP30
 

 

Storage Conditions

 
Ambient temperatures -20 °C to +60 °C
 
Type
Testing and Monitoring
Use
Diagnostics, Monitoring, Testing
Additional Information

How it Works

 
To perform a test, the GeneDisc plate is scanned using the supplied barcode reader. Test parameters are stored in firmware within the Cycler, and are automatically recognized by the Cycler once the barcode is read. This enables easy protocol set-up, protects security of key operational parameters and enables reliability of data generated.

Step 1 - scan barcode to validate GeneDisc plate and test

Next, samples of DNA and PCR reagents are added to the GeneDisc plate via the Cycler's integrated vacuum system.

Step 2 - fill plate

Finally the plate is placed in the Cycler, where it rotates on different heating plates at a fixed temperature to perform the PCR temperature cycles. One rotation equals one cycle.

Step 3 - load plate into the GeneDisc Cycler

The Cycler's optical system measures any fluorescent signal generated during testing. Data is sent to an integrated computer and user-friendly software records, analyzes and reports the results. Interpretation is automated and a table indicating all results is displayed at the end of the test sequence.

Such rapid and clear results enables fast decision-making for the user, and the minimum handling of PCR components ensures accurate and highly-reproducible data, requiring no significant user skills or training.

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GeneDisc Cycler with components - English

GeneDisc® System: How to Run an Analysis - English
Ordering Information

GeneDisc Cycler

 
Item Part Number
Base Unit EGDCV3A
Sub-Unit EGDSV3A
 

 

Spares and Accessories

 
Item Part Number
Touch Screen SPTPADV3
Barcode Reader SPBCREV3
USB cable for Barcode Reader SPBRUCV3
Seals (x 2) SPFCSLV3
Filler Cap SPFCAPV3
Fuse (10 A slow blow, internal to the unit) SPFUSEV3
Power cable for Base Unit SPCUPWV3
Power cable and adaptor for Touch Screen SPTPPWV3
Cable for connecting Touch Screen to base unit (SUB-D 15 point) SPS15CV3
USB cable for Touch Screen SPTPUCV3
Ethernet Cable SPETHCV3
 

 

Application
QC Microbial Detection - Pathogens, QC Microbial Detection - Pathogens, QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage, QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage, QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage, QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage, QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage, QC Microbial Detection - Pathogens, QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage, QC/Microbial Detection - Spoilage, QC Microbial Detection - Pathogens, Beverage Spoilage, Food Safety, Environmental Monitoring, Microcontrol with PCR, Microcontrol with PCR, Microcontrol with PCR, Microcontrol with PCR, Microcontrol with PCR, Microcontrol with PCR
Segment
Beer (Corporate)
Beer (Craft/Micro Breweries)
Cider
Dairy
Food Contact Compliance & Safety
Food and Ingredients
Juice
Pet Food
Quality Control
Soft Drinks
Wine