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Lab Equipment Analytik Jena Offers New Thermal Cycler Model

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Analytik Jena has expanded its series of Biometra T Advanced thermal cyclers to include a new model: the Biometra T Advanced Twin.

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The Biometra T Advanced heated lid has been optimized to heat twice as fast as with older models and thus helps to shorten protocol run times.
The Biometra T Advanced heated lid has been optimized to heat twice as fast as with older models and thus helps to shorten protocol run times.
(Source: Analytik Jena)

Jena/Germany — Alongside the established block formats with 60, 96 and 384 sample positions, the new models are also available as double block variants for vessels with a capacity of 0.2 ml and 0.5 ml respectively. These twin blocks offer the flexibility of two devices in one housing.

Both blocks can share a program and can be started independently of one another or simultaneously. A version of the 2 x 48 well block with an added gradient function is also available as an option. Due to the “Linear Gradient Tool,” the optimal annealing temperature for new primer pairs can be determined through simple experimentation, the manufacturer claims. Swapping between different sample blocks is a one-touch process due to the quick-change system in place for the blocks.

The new series is equipped with modern control electronics and achieves high temperature homogeneity for the entire block. The “High Performance Smart Lid” (HPSL) produces even contact pressure on the tube covers, regardless of which sample vessels are in use.

According to the manufacturer, this ensures short protocol times as well as precise and consistent results in all sample positions.

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