alphaAmp is a rapid thermo cycler with patented technology. alphaAmp runs a 20 ul 0.2 ml PCR tube reaction faster than any other existing system. Rapid and high specificity runs of up to 100 ul allows for higher sensitivity and better yield for larger reaction volumes. alphaAmp handles crude extract PCR better as sample residuals will be concentrated in the bottom of the tube, well away from the reaction. The system runs on standard PCR tubes. Another patent (pending) allows for QPCR readings without interference by residual material.