Our thermal cycler, also known as a PCR machine, is a laboratory instrument used in molecular biology to perform the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This device automates the process of repeatedly cycling through a series of temperature changes, which are essential for DNA amplification. It typically consists of a heating block with precise temperature control and sample holders in the form of microcentrifuge tubes or multi-well plates. A typical PCR cycle involves denaturation, annealing, and extension steps, each occurring at different temperature levels. The thermal cycler rapidly and accurately cycles the samples through these temperature changes, allowing the DNA to denature, anneal with primers, and extend, resulting in the exponential amplification of target DNA sequences.
|Sample Capacity||96×0.2 mL PCR tube, 8×12 PCR plate or 96 well plate|
|Heating Temperature||4 to 105 °C|
|Lid Temperature Range||30 to 110 °C|
|Temperature Display Accuracy||