Excellent accuracy and uniformity combine with fast ramping rates to provide quality results. An algorithm calculates sample temperature, based on volume, to control heating and cooling of the block. This means that samples reach programmed temperatures quickly, without any overshoot or lagging. Powerful Peltier units provide ramping rates as fast as 5°C/second. Programming the MultiGene Mini is simple and intuitive. The control pad combines function keys, a key pad and arrow keys for easy navigation and entering of parameters. The large graphical display is easy to read.
Successive Time and Temperature Increments
In addition to the standard parameters of time and temperature, the software also allows for successive time and temperature increments and decrements (for touchdown amplification and auto-extension), auto-restart after a power failure, end of cycling elongation steps and extended soaks at 4°C. One hundred programs, each with up to nine segments, can be stored in memory.
The MultiGene Mini Personal Thermal Cycler is available with either a 24 x 0.2 ml tube block or 18 x 0.5 ml tube block. Blocks are easily interchanged. Units come standard with an adjustable heated lid. The lid features a slip gear to provide proper compression to prevent sample evaporation without deforming the tubes.