Research on the move

Take your lab wherever you go

Bring your sequencing workflow to the field, and test your DNA samples on site. Bento Lab contains all of the tools for portable PCR, and fits into your hand luggage.

Professionals around the world are using Bento Lab from identifying fungi in Wales, to detecting pathogens in Cambodia, to environmental monitoring in Malaysia.

Learn more about Bento Lab use cases

Sophie Zaajier using Bento Lab and Nanopore MinIon for DNA extraction and fingerprinting
Sophie Zaajier, NY Genome Center

Compact, Portable, Precise

Designed so you can collect samples quickly and check data on the spot

Hollie Putnam, University of Rhode Island

A portable solution for sample prep

Extract DNA and prepare libraries for sequencing

Advance in‐the‐field sequencing with a mobile workflow. Take advantage of Bento Lab for DNA extraction and library preparation in extreme environments. 

Prepare DNA barcodes for sequencing

Bring key steps in house and get results faster

Produce good amplicons from very small amounts of sample material, ready for sequencing with a portable sequencer, or an external partner. 

Big capacity, small footprint

Isothermal Thermocycler

Fast, repeatable PCR results with accurate, uniform block temperature for routine PCR. Equally useful as a block incubator with or without heated lid.

Precise, rapid temperature measurements using platinum resistance thermometers, the industry gold standard.

Intuitive interface

No need for extra devices

Intuitive graphical PCR protocol editor on-screen. No need to connect to a phone, tablet or laptop to edit your protocols. Save up to 100 PCR protocols.

Validated design with performance verified by researchers at world-leading research universities.

Fully compatible with standard plasticware and reagents.

Fit your lab in a bag

Portable PCR workflow

Bring your lab on your field trip. Bento Lab fits into your briefcase with enough room to add pipettes and other essentials.

Footprint: A4

Weight: 3.5 kg – 8 lb

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