Product News: Striking Real-time PCR

10 Apr 2012

Analytik Jena Life Science will be presenting the new qTOWER 2.0/2.2 - standard real-time PCR at analytica.
In addition to the qTOWER for rapidqPCR, the product family now includes the standard real-time thermal cycler qTOWER 2.0 and 2.2. Featuring a striking, modern design, this system allows quantitative PCR in the established 96 well standard SBS format.

The qTOWER 2.0/2.2 has an open platform for any kind of real-time PCR plastic materials, such as 0.2 ml single tubes, 8-well strips or 96-well microtiter plates.

The high quality silver block of the qTOWER 2.0 ensures an excellent level of temperature homogeneity of 0.2°C across the whole block and is therefore ideally suited for all real-time PCR applications. In combination with the optional gradient function, different assays can be optimized with minimum effort. The qTOWER 2.0/2.2 is equipped with a patented, fiber-optic shuttle system for the best possible excitation and detection of a variety of known fluorescence dyes.

Silver block technology

The 96 well block of the qTOWER 2.0 is the basis for performing quantitative real-time PCR. The thermal block is made of gold-anodized silver to achieve the best possible performance and maximum thermal conductivity. The resulting outstanding homogeneity and uniformity of temperature combined with state-of-the-art heating rates of up to 5.5°C/sec and cooling rates of up to 4.0°C/sec make the instrument the first choice for standard real-time PCR.

The qTOWER 2.2 is also optionally available with gradient function. The maximum gradient temperature range of the gradient with 40°C across 12 columns optimally prepares the instrument to establish new primer pairs. A special feature available is the possibility of programming linear gradients, which not only significantly simplifies the evaluation of results, but also optimizes the adaptation process as a whole.

To learn more visit Hall A1, booth 211/310.