Thermal Cyclers

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Top 5 Signs that Your Thermal Cycler Needs to Be Serviced or Replaced

Any unusual noise when running a protocol or when idle.
Any visible damage to the block or display.
Irresolvable error messages on the display.
The product does not pass the manufacturer’s thermal validation process or on-system hardware diagnostic checks.
The equipment no longer meets the throughput or application needs of the researcher.

Top 5 Signs that You Should Service or Replace Your Real-Time PCR Instrument

Any unusual noise when running a protocol or when idle.
Irresolvable error messages on the display.
The product does not pass the manufacturer’s thermal validation process or on-system hardware diagnostic checks.
The product fails to meet the passing criteria of a manufacturers’ wet chemistry validation test.
The equipment no longer meets the throughput or application needs of the researcher.

Top 7 Questions That You Should Ask When Buying a Thermal Cycler

What features does the company’s thermal cycler offer to save programming time?
How important is it to have a highly intuitive interface which saves time training new users?
Does the thermal cycler provide a thermal gradient for quick PCR optimization?
Does the instrument offer the flexibility to accommodate researchers’ changing needs (increase throughput and/or upgrade to real time PCR)? Find out what options are available.
Does the thermal cycler support protocol backup and transfer using a USB flash drive?
Is the thermal cycler designed to provide quiet operation?
What differentiates the company’s thermal cycler from others offered in terms of reliability and performance?

Recently Released Thermal Cyclers


T100

  • Enables easy programming using a large color touch screen and intuitive interface
  • Robust design ensures effective and consistent performance run to run
  • Allows fast PCR optimization using a unique thermal gradient
  • Protocols can be organized using personalized folders or a USB flash drive
  • Features a small space-saving footprint

Bio-Rad
www.bio-rad.com


Hyb-Ice Thermal Profiling System

  • An affordable and flexible alternative to a standard thermal cycler for performing everyday temperature profiles
  • Consists of a programmable heating/cooling base and removable block that heat and cool samples from 4 to 99°C
  • Accommodates a variety of quick-change blocks to fit nearly any tube or plate
  • Performs PCR in either standard or large volume tubes

SciGene
www.scigene.com


Mastercycler® nexus

  • Allows users to combine up to three units for ultimate throughput
  • Connects to the user’s computer network
  • Controls all the relevant parameters of user’s PCR through intuitive software
  • Features low energy consumption and stand-by function
  • Includes Screen Saver option that serves as a booking schedule and universal block for excellent flexibility

Eppendorf
www.eppendorfna.com


Prime Series

  • Performs user-friendly programming functions with prompted protocol templates displayed on a large color touch screen interface
  • Six models, with numerous options, are available to accommodate a wide range of PCR processing requirements
  • Basic models offer cost effective upgrade flexibility to meet changing cycling needs
  • Sample blocks are also fully interchangeable

Techne
www.techneusa.com


Thermal Cycler Manufacturers

Agilent www.agilent.com

Analytik Jena www.analytik-jena.de/en

Applied Biosystems www.invitrogen.com

Biometra www.biometra.com

Bio-Rad www.bio-rad.com

Eppendorf www.eppendorfna.com

Esco http://us.escoglobal.com

G-Storm www.gstormdirect.com

Labnet International http://northamerica.labnetinternational.com

Life Technologies www.lifetechnologies.com

Peqlab http://peqlab.us

PerkinElmer www.perkinelmer.com

Techne www.techneusa.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific www.thermoscientific.com

 

Categories: Lab Products

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2013/2014 Product Resource Guide Magazine Issue Cover
2013/2014 Product Resource Guide

Published: August 9, 2013

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