A'AS Inc. works in microfluidics and molecular diagnostics, particulary focusing on developing devices and reagents for producing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), a DNA-copying technigue used in the biological sciences. The company is focused on making PCR more affordable and accessible. It has developed the Slim PCR Cycler, a new generation, highly-portable PCR mini-cycler that costs only a fraction of conventional systems. A'AS also works in Quantitative PCR (qPCR), also called real time PCR, a version of PCR in which DNA is amplified and detected simultaneously. The company develops curricula and products aimed at educating students about pcr.