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PCRmax to Launch Updated Alpha Cycler 4 Software at Arab Lab, 2016

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The Alpha Cycler 4 is the only commercially available thermal cycler, to offer four totally independent blocks. Coupled with the updated intuitive software, the Alpha Cycler 4 is able to enhance the value of each PCR run, by allowing users to streamline the workflow, and improve productivity and results.

Designed with the end-user in mind, the second version of the Alpha Cycler 4 software allows users to monitor time until runs complete via the Alpha Track monitoring app. The app also reports error messages back to PCRmax, on system health and condition, thus allowing PCRmax to monitor each unit, and spot problems before they occur. This feature limits the chance of end-users wasting reagents, time and money, or using an underperforming system. Additionally, the reporting feature acts similarly to a preventative maintenance check each time the report is sent back to the PCRmax technical support team. Ultimately, the feature provides end-users with the confidence that their instrument will continually perform to a high standard.

Additionally, there is an option to programme any USB as a login device. This feature offers users the ability to unlock personalised protocols with their own USB acting as a ‘key’. Finally, with the ability to password protect each program, users can be assured that protocols are not interrupted mid-run or modified without their knowledge. 

Commenting on the launch of the Alpha Cycler 4 software update, Dr Andrew Birnie, Business Development Specialist said: “PCRmax is always striving for ways to prove their commitment to improving their offering, in line with customer requirements. Although thermal cyclers are widely used, instrumentation can actually have the potential to hinder the results obtained. Software in particular can pose challenges, as it can be cumbersome and inefficient – causing a lack of confidence in the results produced. Coupled with this the cost of a failed run can have a huge impact on research. However, the new software update for the Alpha Cycler 4 provides users with more control and confidence, and aims to overcome challenges regularly encountered.”

Bibby Scientific will be exhibiting at Arab Lab 2016, Dubai, UAE from 20-23 March. Come and visit the team on stand 134 to see the Alpha Cycler 4 and how the software can help address your laboratory challenges, as well as having a chance to talk to us about any of the other Bibby product lines.