Sensor Data Abstraction for Failure Prediction of Polymerase Chain Reaction Thermal Cyclers

  • Chan-Young Park
  • Mi-So Lee
  • Yu-Seop Kim
  • Hye-Jeong Song
  • Jong-Dae Kim Hallym University
Keywords: PCR thermal cycler, maintenance, aging, failure

Abstract

In this paper, the heating and cooling rates of polymerase chain reaction thermal cyclers was analysed over time, to predict their aging. Two kinds of methods were applied to calculate the rise times of the heating and cooling protocol sections, which were inversely related to the heating or cooling rates. The temporal changes of the rise times were investigated over several months. For three thermal cyclers with different structures, the increases of the rise times were fairly linear; therefore, the aging prediction is feasible.

Author Biography

Jong-Dae Kim, Hallym University
Dept. Convergence Software

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Published
2018-06-20
How to Cite
Park, C.-Y., Lee, M.-S., Kim, Y.-S., Song, H.-J., & Kim, J.-D. (2018). Sensor Data Abstraction for Failure Prediction of Polymerase Chain Reaction Thermal Cyclers. International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation, 8(3), 191-199. Retrieved from http://ojs.imeti.org/index.php/IJETI/article/view/996
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