Gene Cycler Thermal Cycler

Manufacturer Bio-Rad
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Average Rating: 4.0
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  • Application Area: Genomic DNA amplification

"Always provides consistent results. The machine is quick and accurate. I highly recommend this product to others."

Review date: 16 Dec 2012 | Gene Cycler Thermal Cycler
The Gene Cycler unit is an inexpensive personal or mini thermal cycler, and is fully licensed for the PCR process. Lightweight, with a small footprint, it can be easily transported and fits almost anywhere, including the researcher's desk.

The Gene Cycler thermal cycler meets the needs of researchers who do not have access to a large laboratory thermal cycler, or those who do not have the budget to acquire another expensive laboratory thermal cycler.

The Gene Cycler is an advanced solid-state thermal cycler which features oil-free operation. It uses electrical resistors for heating and a fan for cooling, resulting in fast ramping times. The temperature displayed corresponds to the temperature inside the tube, because the cycler uses software algorithms that compensate for temperature differences between the heating block and the sample. Temperature uniformity in all samples is ensured by even distribution of the electrical resistors throughout the heating block, and sample evaporation is avoided by keeping the block lid at a higher temperature than the samples. The cycler has the ability to link up to 6 programs and still provides enough memory to store up to 100 programs.