rapid lt

The R.A.P.I.D. LT is a real-time PCR instrument capable of analyzing samples for the presence of targeted nucleic acid sequences.
Built upon LightCycler technology, this instrument combines rapid air thermocycling and a real-time fluorimeter to reliably identify test samples in less than 25 minutes. Because of its sensitivity, accuracy and high speed, it is the ideal instrument for rapid pathogen identification and genotyping.


Because of its unique design, test samples achieve a high uniformity of temperature and ultra-rapid transitions ensuring better results and cleaner melting curves.


- Rapid air thermocycling

- 32-sample capacity

- 45 cycles in 25 minutes

- Glass capillaries

- Three-color optics-allows fluorescence monitoring over a wide range of wavelengths, providing multiplex capabilities

- Accurate and highly reproducible results

LT reagents LT reagents contain all the necessary components for PCR in a single reaction vial. The room-temperature stable, freeze-dried reagents minimize technician time and reduce error. LT reagents allow for quicker and easier set-up, leading to faster and more reliable results.


- Freeze-dried bringing all the necessary components in one tube: primers, probes, enzymes and buffers

- Test kits produced under US FDA quality assurance (cGMP) system and validated independently through AOAC

- Each test has internal chemistry controls to ensure reagent quality by incorporating an amplification control into every reaction

- AOAC approved pooling protocols offer a low cost method for improved food security

Reagents currently available:

Salmonella-AOAC approved
Listeria.–AOAC approved
E.coli O157:H7 – AOAC approved
Listeria monocytogenes

LT software

Included with the instrument is a laptop computer pre-loaded with easy-to-use run and analysis software.
The software operates the instrument, automatically collects and analyzes data, then reports the results in an easy-to-read and printable format. An advanced version of the software is also available; which provides in-depth analysis tolls for precise PCR analysis and information-management modules.

Sample Description
Sample Capacity 32
Sample Type Composite glass/Plastic reaction vessels
(Roche capillaries)
Volume Size 5 - 20 µl
Fluorescence Acquisition
Optics Modules Three-color
Peak Emission Blue LED excitation of 470 nm
Emission Wave-lengths 530, 640 and 705 nm
Power Supply
Power Supply Unit 110/220 V Auto-switching
Instrument Dimensions (w x d x h)
Size 12" x 16" x 16" (30.4 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)
Weight 25 lb (11.3 kg)
Performance Parameters
Sample Run Time ≤ 35 minutes (Average)
Temperature Control
Range 40-100° C
Desktop Software
Pre-programmed protocols
Windows based software wizard to add samples and information
Real-time display of fluorescent readings
Customizable printable reports
Automated qualitative analysis
Laptop Computer
Windows XP Operating System with an Intel Pentium M Processor
Instrument Certifications
CE Certified Manufactured under cGMP