MyCycler Thermal Cycler

Manufacturer Bio-Rad
  |  2 reviews

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Average Rating: 3.5
2 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: Gene cloning

"Straight forward to use, intuitive. Good interface with PC. Tube loading can be tricky, requiring a little force. No problems with reliability to date. Recommend for standard cloning needs."

Review date: 05 Sep 2012 |  MyCycler Thermal Cycler
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  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: University of California San Diego

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

Review date: 18 Jan 2010 |  MyCycler Thermal Cycler
Designed by Scientists for Scientists

Combining performance with personality, the MyCycler thermal cycler is a great tool for every laboratory — The attractive design and 96-well format make this thermal cycler the personal cycler of choice.

Advanced Design With Exceptional Performance

The sleek lines and inviting user interface might be the first things you notice, but the MyCycler is designed for performance. With benchspace and time at a premium, its small footprint is the preferred choice for maximum throughput.

  • Temperature control by instrument algorithm or sample block
  • Competitive ramping and performance specifications
  • 96-well x 0.2 ml format supports tubes, strips, and plates
  • Reaction module and self-adjusting lid accommodate 96 x 0.2 ml samples in tubes, strips, and plates
  • Large graphical display
  • USB communication for printing of protocols and reports
  • Power-saving programmable auto-standby mode
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Intuitive Programming

    The MyCycler programming is logical and easy to learn. The intuitive interface makes it exceptionally easy to program. A high-resolution 4.7" display presents the graphics and programming options in a logical progression to ensure successful maneuvering through the personalized options and displays.

  • Graphical display of protocols
  • Menu-driven software and ready-made templates for ease of viewing, editing, and running protocols
  • Online help topics and a list of appropriate references
  • Programming using intuitive symbols and numerical entry procedures
  • Programmable user preferences
  • User-programmable instrument standby mode
  • Storage of detailed run and validation reports
  • Practice of the patented polymerase chain reaction (PCR) process requires a license. The MyCycler thermal cycler is licensed and may be used with PCR licenses available from Applied Biosystems. Its use with authorized reagents also provides a limited PCR license in accordance with the label rights accompanying such reagents. Some applications may require licenses from other parties.