Thermal Cyclers - PCR MachinesThe thermocycler, or "PCR machine", allows the amplification of nucleic acids.
This indispensable molecular biology experimentation device consists of:
- a thermoblock in which the tubes (from 0.2 to 0.5ml) or microplates (96 to 384 wells) are placed, containing the sample and the reaction mixture.
- a heated lid that reduces the phenomenon of condensation in the tubes.
- an interface to enter the amplification programs and visualize the progress of PCR cycles.
Unlike classic thermocyclers, so-called "gradient" thermocyclers are designed to test different temperatures during a single program to isolate the optimal reaction temperature. The choice of a thermal cycler is based on various parameters: the type of block (classic/ gradient), the number of wells, the cooling and heating rates of the thermal block, the interface (push buttons/ touchscreen) and the data transfer mode.
Dominique DUTSCHER offers a wide range of thermocyclers to best meet the professional's needs.