MJ Mini™ Personal Gradient Thermal Cycler

Manufacturer Bio-Rad
3.9
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5.0
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Average Rating: 3.9
5 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
3 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area: PCR

"The MJ Mini Thermal Cycler is good for its value. I have gotten reliable results; the only limitation was in the number of samples that could be amplified at one time. The analysis afterwards was done manually, although they include some software for analysis as well."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | MJ Mini™ Personal Gradient Thermal Cycler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University Of Co Denver



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Genotyping

"This product works well. We were hoping for more flexibility in the gradient system, which this did not offer."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | MJ Mini™ Personal Gradient Thermal Cycler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Meharry Medical College



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Very reliable, bench space efficient."

Review date: 15 Jul 2011 | MJ Mini™ Personal Gradient Thermal Cycler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: University Of Western Ontario



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"A great machine!"

Review date: 19 Jan 2010 | MJ Mini™ Personal Gradient Thermal Cycler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Univ Western Ontario



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

Review date: 19 Jan 2010 | MJ Mini™ Personal Gradient Thermal Cycler

The MJ Mini 48-well gradient thermal cycler offers individual researchers the quality and features of advanced cyclers. Unlike other personal thermal cyclers, the MJ Mini cycler offers thermal gradient technology - allowing you to optimize reactions for maximum efficiency and accurate quantitation. And with the addition of a MiniOpticon two-color real-time PCR detector, the MJ Mini cycler is converted to the most compact real-time system available.

Key Features

  • Thermal gradient technology that permits simultaneous incubation at 8 different temperatures, for optimizing reactions in a single run
  • Ability to upgrade to a MiniOpticon 2-color real-time PCR system
  • Superior temperature performance that matches or exceeds that of high-performance 96-well thermal cyclers
  • High-performance cycling options, including calculated or block temperature control, automatic temperature increment, automatic time extension, and adjustable ramp rates
  • Fully adjustable heated lid that accommodates both full-height and low-profile vessels (for low-volume reactions, <20 µl)
  • Durable thermoelectric Peltier modules for lasting performance
  • A 6 x 8 sample array that accommodates 0.2 ml tubes, strip tubes, 48-well plates, and up to twelve 0.5 ml tubes
  • Memory for up to 400 typical programs
  • Large 64 x 128 backlit semigraphical display with graphical editing for rapidly modifying programs
  • Power protection so programs will resume after power outages

Easy Programming Options

The MJ Mini cycler offers two easy programming options: A graphic mode allows you to quickly modify basic cycling parameters, while a menu-based text mode allows you to efficiently enter advanced options. During a PCR run, pressing a single key changes the display to show a list of the program's steps; a graphical representation of the protocol's progress with real-time displays of the block, lid, and sample temperatures; or the time remaining in the run.

  • Text mode displays program steps and allows entry of advanced options
  • "Screen" key can be used to toggle between text and graphic modes
  • Graphic mode displays a representation of the cycling protocol and allows quick modification of the temperature and time values. During a PCR run, the graphic mode displays a real-time plot of block, lid, and sample temperatures

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MJ Mini™ Personal Gradient Thermal Cycler

Manufacturer Bio-Rad

3.9 / 5.0 | 5 reviews