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Bio-Rad Thermal Cyclers

Thermal cyclers are essential laboratory equipment for researchers who run polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for sequencing, cloning, genotyping, mutagenesis, and many other applications. Common features of Bio-Rad’s thermal cyclers include Peltier effect technology for precise temperature control, and thermal gradient to easily optimize PCR assays in a single run. Instruments include the T100™, a great choice for routine PCR, and the flexible 1000-series, which offers multiple block formats for increased throughput capabilities, and a dual 48/48-well unit that allows two independent experiments to run simultaneously. 

  C1000 Touch™ Thermal Cycler
C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler
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S1000 Thermal Cycler
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T100 Thermal Cycler
Overview
The best performance with the most flexibility. For demanding applications and multiple users.
High performance with a keypad interface. Can also be run while connected to a C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler.
Robust and economical for routine PCR.
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Launch Tour

Launch Tour
Block formats
  • Independent blocks: dual 48-well: 0.2 ml
  • Faster ramping: 96-well: 0.2 ml
  • Higher volume: 96–deep well: 0.2 and 0.5 ml
  • High throughput: 384-well
  • Independent blocks: dual 48-well: 0.2 ml
  • Faster ramping: 96-well: 0.2 ml
  • Higher volume: 96–deep well: 0.2 and 0.5 ml
  • High throughput: 384-well
96-well: 0.2 ml high-profile
Recommended Sample Volume Range
  • dual 48–well: 10–50 µl
  • 96–well: 10–50 µl
  • 96–deep well: 10–125 µl
  • 384–well: 3–30 µl
  • dual 48–well: 10–50 µl
  • 96–well: 10–50 µl
  • 96–deep well: 10–125 µl
  • 384–well: 3–30 µl
96-well: 15–100 µl
PCR consumables Both high and low-profile tubes and plates Both high and low-profile tubes and plates Only high-profile tubes and plates
Real-time PCR compatibility Upgrades to a CFX96 or CFX384 System N/A N/A
User interface 8.5" graphical touch screen LCD panel and keypad 5.7" graphical touch screen
Performance
  • Accuracy: ±0.2°C
  • Uniformity: ±0.4°C well-to-well within 10 sec
  • Max ramp rate: up to 5°C/sec
  • Temperature range: 0–100°C
  • Accuracy: ±0.2°C
  • Uniformity: ±0.4°C well-to-well within 10 sec
  • Max ramp rate: up to 5°C/sec
  • Temperature range: 0–100°C
  • Accuracy: ±0.5°C
  • Uniformity: ±0.5°C well-to-well within 30 sec
  • Max ramp rate: 4°C/sec
  • Temperature range: 4–100°C
Size (W x D x H) 33 x 46 x 20 cm (13 x 18 x 8 in.) 33 x 46 x 20 cm (13 x 18 x 8 in.) 26 x 47 x 23 cm (10 x 18 x 9 in.)
Weight 10 kg (23 lb) 10 kg (23 lb) 9 kg (20 lb)
Connectivity Connect up to three S1000 Thermal Cyclers to every C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Connect up to three S1000 Thermal Cyclers to every C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler N/A
Memory capacity >1,000 protocols; unlimited with a USB drive >1,000 protocols; unlimited with a USB drive Up to 500 protocols; unlimited with a USB drive
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