DNA analyzing device goes from idea to market — all in Nebraska

Streck Inc.’s Philisa Thermal Cycler, shown here, can greatly accelerate DNA testing. Matthew Kreifels, right, is Streck Inc.’s molecular technology project manager. From left are the men who invented the device: Hendrik Viljoen, Joel TerMaat and Scott Whitney. Their idea for the device was born about eight years ago when the three were academics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.