Product News: Eppendorf’s New Mastercycler nexus X2 Provides Multi-Block Solution for Simultaneous PCR Runs

23 May 2014

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a versatile technique that can detect different types of DNA, and as such, can be used to determine speciation fraud in foodstuffs. The new Eppendorf Mastercycler nexus X2 is ideal for researchers that wish to carry out two runs of PCR simultaneously, without any compromise on the number of samples.


The instrument comprises of two asymmetric blocks, consisting of 64 and 32 wells, which can be programmed and run completely independently, enabling two separate PCR protocols to be run in parallel.

With reduced noise emission (< 40 dB), low power consumption and a small, well-designed footprint, the Mastercycler nexus X2 is perfectly suited for use in busy academic laboratories, or any institution with multiple users or large research groups. In comparison to other dual block cyclers, it provides an elegant solution for users wishing to run procedures using a large number of samples, without taking up a large amount of bench space.

“Many of our customers have expressed a need for a multi-block cycler that can accommodate more than 48 samples in a single block,” said Dr. Kay Körner, Global Senior Product Manager of PCR at Eppendorf. “In response to this, we developed the Mastercycler nexus X2’s asymmetric block. In nature, functional asymmetry is a well known phenomenon – we are confident it will also work in a lab.”

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