Member since: 2019
Organization: FSU Department of Biological Sciences
Over-priced, malfunctions regularly, Eppendorf not very helpful. Consider competitors.
Application Area: Cell biology, DNA replication
"We purchased this unit because it was the standard mixing/heating block people were using. There were other (cheaper) options on the market, even more options now. Despite the cost being more than double the competitors, we went with Eppendorf because we figured it would be reliable and have better service if it broke. About 8 months after we got it, the unit started throwing cryptic error codes and stopping mid experiment. Sometimes this happened 1-2 hours into an overnight incubation that ruined the whole experiment. We sent the unit back and had to pay for it to get serviced, and it was away for weeks. About a year later, a similar thing started happening. Cryptic error codes, experiments ruined. We sent it back again for repair, this time they gave us a loaner unit for the time being but it didn't come with the heating lid. We had to pay thousands for the repair, and we reconsidered paying for the repair and just buying one of the competition since the price of the Eppendorf one was nearly the same as a new unit from some competitors. However, we ultimately ended up getting it repaired. It hasnt had an issue again yet, but there's plenty of time for that. In summary, the unit is decent, but for the large pricetag of the brand we should get reliability and service to match it, which has not been our experience at all."
Member since: 2019
Organization: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
It is very helpful and makes cell lysis of DNA extraction procedure easier
Application Area:Lyse cells in certain temperature set
"This machine is very durable and can do overnight or even a couple of days of reactions. It is trustworthy and great!"
Member since: 2019
Excellent support for top of the line instrument!
Application Area:Large batch formulation
"Excellent customer service and friendly technicians! Great support, and instrument consistently performs well."
Member since: 2017
Organization: The Jackson Laboratory
Great results. Beats traditional heat block!
Application Area:Incubate and mix sample in various type of tubes and 96-well plate, thaw cryo vials
"This ThermoMixer is very easy to use and its convenient to interchange tube racks to fit various volumes of tubes. It's effective in incubating sample and mixing samples. It prevents condensation on the lid very well."
Member since: 2018
Organization: National Institute Of Tuberculosis And Lung Diseases
Great instrument for any molecular biology lab.
Application Area:Molecular biology, basic research, clinical in vitro diagnostics
"Easy to use, multiple functions including temperature control, shaking speed control, adjustable time of shaking, memory for several programs, easy to maintain and clean. I would definitely recommend it. "
Member since: 2016
Organization: Duke University Medical Center
Love the block heater, fast, no waiting time.
Application Area:Research lab
"Very easy to set up, no need to read the manual. This instrument reaches the set temperature quickly. In minutes. Shaker included helps for certain DNA extraction and other experiments. The temperature accuracy is also amazing. What I like most is the speed that it reaches the temperature as I don't need to wait for my experiment."
Member since: 2015
Organization: Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge MA
Application Area:Digesting tissue for Genotyping
"We had issues with the consistency of digestion using a waterbath/vortexing method for genotyping ear punches. Using the Thermomixer, we consistently get clean bands after genotyping and it takes less time to digest. Very efficient."