Bio-Rad is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of innovative products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. With a focus on quality and customer service for over 65 years, our products advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Our customers include university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, as well as applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality.
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
S1000 Thermal Cycler
T100 Thermal Cycler
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.
|Specifications | Ordering||Specifications | Ordering||Specifications | Ordering|
||96-well: 0.2 ml high-profile|
|Recommended Sample Volume Range||
||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|
|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|
|Documentation||User Manual||Specifications||User Manual||Specifications||User Manual||Specifications|
Bio-Rad's unique Droplet Digital PCR technology provides absolute quantification of nucleic acids for a wide range of applications including cancer mutation studies, HIV quantification, and environmental monitoring.
These systems deliver sensitive, reliable detection of both singleplex and multiplex real-time PCR reactions.
CFX Maestro Software is designed to streamline data collection, visualization, and analysis. Precision Melt Analysis software enables high resolution melt for SNP Genotyping and detection of small indels.
Software and firmware for Bio-Rad thermal cyclers and real-time PCR systems are periodically updated. Download updates and instructions here.
The CFX Automation System II works with all CFX Real-Time PCR Systems to facilitate automation of workflows, generation of large volumes of data, and rapid data analysis.
A large selection of thin-wall PCR tubes, plates, seals, and accessories precisely manufactured for optimal fit and cycling performance in Bio-Rad thermal cyclers, real-time PCR systems, ddPCR systems, and all major competitor systems.
Use our selectors to find the best reagents, plates, tubes, seals, and accessories for your PCR and qPCR experiments.
Efficiently seals microplates for PCR amplification to deliver reliable data by minimizing sample evaporation during thermal cycling.
Nucleic Acid Electrophoresis & Blotting
Bio-Rad's selection of electrophoresis and blotting instruments for nucleic acids includes submerged horizontal and vertical cells in various sizes, PFGE systems, and solutions for sequencing and mutation detection.
Nucleic Acid Sample Preparation
A wide range of kits and reagents for the isolation of highly pure RNA from different starting materials.
Various kits for the extraction of plasmid and PCR-ready genomic DNA from a variety of starting materials.
Bio-Rad provides a full line of imaging systems with intuitive acquisition and data analysis software designed for a large spectrum of protein and nucleic acid applications.
Systems & Software
ChemiDoc Imagers offer best-in-class performance with ease of use for fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection and all general gel documentation applications.
Automated gel imaging and documentation for research laboratories and cGMP manufacturing environments.
Bio-Rad provides a suite of imaging software that allows you to acquire and analyze robust, publishable results with ease.
Stain-Free Western Blotting
Stain-free western blotting allows you to quickly check electrophoresis and blot transfer quality and obtain truly quantitative western blotting results, updating traditional blotting techniques with innovative tools.
Faster Results. Better Data.
ChemiDoc Imaging System