View Full Version : Portable DNA analyzer : anything affordable yet ?

18-10-12, 14:31
Portable DNA tester are coming. NEC manufactured (http://www.nec.co.jp/press/en/0710/1501.html) the first one in 2007. New versions of the product (http://www.nec.com/en/global/solutions/security/products/portable_dna_analyzer.html) have been released each year since then. I couldn't find the price though.

Other companies like Spartanbio (http://www.spartanbio.com/) followed suit the same year. Five years ago, the Spartan DC Personal DNA Analyzer (http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/06/buy-your-own-dn.html) was selling for $15,000, and according to the article could perform on-demand applications, such as paternity tests, in only 30 minutes. It surely costs a lot less now, although the pricing information is missing.

Any additional information on the subject is heartily welcomed.