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New G-Storm GS482 Thermocycler from Labtech Offers Enlarged Touch Screen User Interface Benefits

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The new, cost effective GS482 system is equipped with a number of enhanced features that increase the instrument’s flexibility and functionality.  The enhancements have been made as a direct response to customer comments and suggestions.

The GS482 thermal cycler offers an ideal, value for money, solution for scientists looking to maximise their research funding, and invest in a cycler that is truly flexible and functional.

The two independent 48 well blocks, both with sprung heated lids that adapt to both tubes and high profile 48 well plates within the GS482 enables two programs to be run independently or one program simultaneously on both blocks. Either way, the GS482 provides two block functionality at a very low price point.

Both of the GS482’s thermal blocks feature two independent temperature control sensors and four peltier heating units to ensure accurate temperature control and uniformity across the block surface.  The addition of Active Sample Cooling (ASC) also ensures that samples are cooled until the heated lid reaches its target temperature.   Protecting samples before the protocol has begun helps to reduce non-specific primer binding and extension.

The GS482 is capable of running gradient programs on both or either thermal blocks as a standard feature. By entering a gradient step into a protocol enables the GS482 to generate a gradient across eight columns. Please note gradient is not available in USA, Germany or Japan

The GS482 also benefits from the same software architecture as other products in the G-Storm GS family of the thermal cyclers.  The new simple-to-use, thermal cycler uses Windows CE as its control platform with a 3.5 inch full colour touch screen.

Onboard software features a Program Wizard that can store up to 1000 programs. In addition, users can utilise G-Storm’s PC version of the software to generate programs remotely, and then simply transfer via USB.

To celebrate the launch of the GS482 in its new black livery Labtech is running a 'Buy Back Scheme' on all thermal cyclers until the end of 2011.