Bibby Scientific Launches the Gradient Thermal Cycler
Product News Nov 18, 2008
Joining the Techne range of personal thermal cyclers from Bibby Scientific – the TC-3000G gradient model are designed to enable eight different temperatures to be tested simultaneously, within a small footprint of only 17 x 33 cm.
With the same expanded capacity as the TC-3000X, the TC-3000G gradient thermal cycler has two block options, which are interchangeable by the user. The 48-well thermal block is arranged to provide eight columns for temperature optimization and six rows for optimizing reagents and primer concentrations.
Annealing temperatures, at which primers bind to DNA templates, can be optimized over a 15 °C gradient between 20 and 80 °C, and the heating rate of 3.3 °C per second is the fastest of all 48-well cyclers in the market, including gradient units.
The 30 x 0.5 ml thermal block option is designed to offers greater capacity than the usual 12 or 20 tubes of this size. The fully height-adjustable heated lid of the TC-3000G gives researchers the widest possible choice of consumables, including Techne’s 24 and 48-well plates and 8-tube strips.
Intuitive software with speed dial functionality facilitates fast program location and, utilizing the USB connection, one standalone unit or up to 32 cyclers linked together can be controlled by Techne’s free Gensoft PC software.