This technology is capable of performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on a small chip. PCR is a technique used on laboratories to detect diseases, make paternity tests and also forensics. It uses an amplified sample of DNA to detect patterns and it is very accurate. The pcr chip is capable of realizing pcr by using a DNA biosensor and chemical reagents embedded on the chip. The whole process is done automatically and it is way faster than normal pcr (from 1h to 15 minutes). Due to the chip’s small size it is possible to apply this technology on portable devices and because the process is automatic, it is relatively easy to use. The type of test which will be conduct is defined by the chip's DNA sample and reagents.
The Server is capable not only of testing, but also of registering the patient and his test result. After the test the operator enters the patient's personal data and the test result. This info will be sent to a database which can be acessed by hospitals and other healthcare professionals.