BME103:W930 Group4 l2

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Name: Christian Vargas
Name: Jake Krammer
Research and Development
Name: Jan Simper
Research and Development
Name: Renaad Mohammed
Name: Lauren Allison
Open PCR Machine Engineer(s)
Name: Justus Vangor
Open PCR Machine Engineer(s)


Thermal Cycler Engineering

Our re-design is based upon the Open PCR system originally designed by Josh Perfetto and Tito Jankowski.

System Design

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Key Features

Case: The new casing will become larger to implement a set of two drawers in the front. They will be placed near the top of the case and in the middle of the front panel. These will hold the additional sample plates being added to the design.




PCR Protocol

DNA Measurement Protocol

Research and Development

Background on Disease Markers

Our group decided to look at two different diseases, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular disease refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular diseases of the brain and kidney, and peripheral arterial disease. The associated mutation for metabolic syndrome was rs1800206, and for cardiovascular disease it was rs1801253.

Primer Design

Forward Primer:

Reverse Primer: 5'TCACAAGTGCC3'