Your In-House Laboratory Solution

The youPCR™ Point-of-Grow platform allows hemp and cannabis cultivators to install an in-house laboratory that can be used to screen plants for genetic traits and fungal infection, while they are still in the seedling tray. Early screening can be used to prevent costly infestations and save valuable time and resources that would otherwise be spent on plants with undesirable traits, such as males. What’s more is the youPCR platform requires no advanced laboratory techniques or expensive equipment.

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Identify and Eliminate Male Plants

Virtually eliminate time and resources transplanting, watering, and monitoring male plants that will never produce flower. With the youPCR Gender Detection test, you can identify and eliminate male plants just one week after germination, giving you more time to care for your productive females and optimize your operation.

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Identify CBD-Rich Strains

Get early feedback on your efforts to breed strains with CBD. The youPCR CBD Marker Test can determine if a plant has the gene needed to produce CBD, just one week after germination. This will help you better select plants with desirable traits that will be used in subsequent crosses. 

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Protect Your Grow from Powdery Mildew

The youPCR Powdery Mildew Detection test can identify plants infected with powdery mildew before they show visual symptoms. Use youPCR to screen your incoming clones to make sure you are not introducing infected plants to your grow, and continue to screen plants throughout their life so you can keep PM in check.

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Savings Across Your Entire Operation

The youPCR™ Point-of-Grow platform allows growers to run a more efficient operation by spending fewer resources on plants that don’t have desirable traits or could potentially unleash a costly infestation.

Cut Electricity Bill

Eliminate males before they use up valuable lighting and HVAC resources that could be better spent on productive females.

Lower Irrigation Cost

Stop wasting valuable water and nutrients on plants that do not have the gender or dominant cannabinoid you are looking for.

Reduce Square Footage

Early removal of plants that do not have the gender or dominant cannabinoid you are looking frees up more space that you can fill with the plants you want.

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Spend less time inspecting plants for visual signs of contamination or gender, and spend more controlling the environment and taking good notes.

Hear From Our Customers

  • Working in the cannabis industry in Colorado is extremely competitive and rapidly changing. With new advancements and opportunities at every corner, we have to prioritize efficiency in our breeding program to keep up with a growing market. Conventional breeding methods take a lot of time, labor, and off-site lab testing that slows down our breeding process and costs a lot of money! Working with the Medicinal Genomics team and their youPCR system has given us the opportunity to collect imperative data about our plants in a short amount of time. With the ability to accurately detect plant gender and CBD presence from our seedlings, our selection process has become much easier. YouPCR is easy to use, and our results have been 100% accurate. We would highly recommend getting in touch with the Medicinal Genomics team and seeing what they can do for your garden.

    Colorado Seed Inc.
    Colorado Seed Inc.

Same-Day Results You Can See with Your Own Eyes

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1. Collect 4mm punches from each plant leaf and place each in one well of the pre-aliquoted Solution A strip tube.

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2. Heat the tubes, with either a thermal cycler or miniPCR machine, for 25 minutes.

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3. Remove liquid from each well and pipette into a new plate or strip tube, containing youPCR Solution B and the Colorimetric LAMP assay.

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4. Heat the new plate or strip tube for another 45 minutes.

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5. See the results! Positive results will change to yellow, while negatives will remain pink.

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Flexible and Scalable

All current and future youPCR tests can be run on either a 8-well miniPCR thermocycler or a standard 96-well thermocycler. Customers should consider volume when choosing which solution will work in their instance. The miniPCR platform is best for small grows or home grows, while larger commercial grows will typically be better suited for a 96-well thermocycler. Contact a Medicinal Genomics representative who can help determine the right solution for your situation.

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MiniPCR Thermocycler

Best for Small Grows

Test 6 Samples Per Instrument Run

Contact Medicinal Genomics to acquire a discount coupon code that can be used when purchasing from the miniPCR website.

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Standard Thermocycler

Best for Medium to Large Grows

Test 94 Samples Per Instrument Run

Any programmable 96-well thermocycler with a heated lid will work. qPCR detection is not required.

Labs Offering youPCR as a Service

If you would rather a skilled professional test your plants, the following labs offer youPCR products as a service.

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Ready to Get Started?

If you still have questions, complete our “Contact Us” form and a Medicinal Genomics representative will contact you with details about how to get started using youPCR.