Bento Lab

PCR, centrifuge and gel electrophoresis, in one neat package

You’ve got the whole lab
in your hands.

You’ve got the whole lab in your hands.

You’ve got the whole lab in your hands.

Take your lab wherever you go

  • Bring your sequencing workflow in your hand luggage
  • Test samples on site and collect data immediately
  • Join researchers traveling worldwide to work onsite, from detecting pathogens in Cambodia to environmental monitoring in Malaysia

Discover ways to do PCR on site

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

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. 

Picture of Gel Electrophoresis bands for DNA barcoding

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


Technical Features