If you require a thermal cycler that delivers high performance and high throughput, while still retaining great flexibility, then look no further than the Techne Prime cycler range.
This is considered one of the most effective, but affordable thermal cyclers on the market.
Thermal cyclers (also known as thermocyclers) are instruments that use the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify segments of DNA.
They may also be used to facilitate other temperature-sensitive reactions, such as restriction enzyme digestion or rapid diagnostics.
Some thermal cyclers have a gradient function that can create different temperatures in different parts of the sample block.
This function is particularly useful when testing suitable annealing temperatures for PCR primers.
Some thermal cyclers also come equipped with a variety of blocks and this permits different PCR reactions to be carried out simultaneously.
The Techne Prime cycler range combines a colour touchscreen with user-friendly programming and intuitive software that is standardised across the entire Techne thermal cycler range.
This means that it is easy to transfer programmes between Techne instruments, using the USB port, which also permits swift downloading of temperature logs to your PC. And if you require notification of the program status a real time graphical display will provide instant visualisation.
What is even more impressive is that the base model can be upgraded to gradient capability via a simple unlock code and a USB software installation.
Alternatively, gradient cycling can be achieved directly using the PrimeG instrument.
This is a gradient-enabled thermal cycler built on the functionality of the Prime unit.
It has a wide linear gradient with a range of 29°C that allows annealing temperatures to be optimised in one experiment. Also featured is a gradient calculator function that displays the temperature for each of 12 columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions.
The flexibility offered here enables your laboratory to manage your changing cycling requirements in the most cost-effective manner imaginable.
Plus, there is a wide choice of thermal blocks available: 0.2ml block (96 x 0.2ml); 0.5ml block (60 x 0.5ml); Combi-Block (33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml) and a 384-well block.