Labnet's MultiGene™ Mini combines a versatile and precise cycling unit with fast ramping rates to provide quality results. This compact and lightweight thermal cycler is packed with features typically found only on larger thermal cyclers, providing an economical option with excellent accuracy and uniformity. Not limited to the amplification of nucleic acids, the MultiGene™ Mini is also useful for enzymatic digestion, ligation, and other procedures that require temperature controlled incubation of small samples.
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 per 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. 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 is available with either a 24 x 0.2mL tube block or 18 x 0.5mL tube block. Blocks are easily interchanged. Units come standard with an adjustable heated lid (105°C) with a slip gear to provide proper compression, preventing sample evaporation without deforming the tubes.
Temperature control range is 4° to 99°C, with accuracy of ±0.3°C and uniformity of ±0.5°C at 55°C.
Note: To order 230V units, simply add -230V to the end of the catalog number (includes -EU and -UK cords).