Analytik Jena AG introduces the new qTOWER³ real-time PCR thermal cycler. The manufacturer of instruments in the field of biotechnology and molecular diagnostics made the announcement at the BIOTECHNICA exhibition in Hannover. The leading exhibition for the industry in Europe, which continues until 7 October, is the most important platform for the biotechnology and life science sector.
The patented fiber optic shuttle system with unique light source powered by 4 high-performance LED’s guarantees ideal excitation and detection of known fluorescent dyes up to the dark red. In addition, the system’s highly sensitive detection module can be equipped with up to 6 different color modules. Color modules are upgradeable, allowing the system to benefit from future Analytik Jena developments. And, enjoy peace of mind knowing that the qTOWER³’s optical components are backed by an industry-leading 10-year warranty.
Silver block technology is at the heart of the qTOWER³, offering outstanding homogeneity of only ±0.1 °C over the entire 96 well block. Optionally, the linear gradient function is the optimal tool to easily adjust the instrument to different assays.
The qTOWER³ is available either as stand-alone device with integrated 10” tablet or as PC-based system. The software comes with a broad spectrum of optimized analysis algorithms including absolute and relative quantification, melt point analysis, delta-delta Ct method, PCR efficiency, allelic discrimination, endpoint and protein determination.