A thermal cycler (also called thermocycler) is an instrument that uses precise temperature control and rapid temperature changes to conduct the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR is used to create billions of copies of a DNA sequence for use in a wide array of downstream procedures including cloning, sequencing, expression analysis, and genotyping. Our engineers have been designing and manufacturing high-quality Applied Biosystems® thermal cyclers since 1987; these instruments are renowned for their reliability, accuracy, and user-friendly interface.

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2720 Thermal Cycler


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GeneAmp® 9700 PCR System


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Veriti® Thermal Cycler


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ProFlex™ PCR System


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Block formats 96 well, 0.2 mL 96 well, 0.2 mL
2 x 96 well 0.2 mL
2 x 384 well
96 well, 0.2 mL
96 well, 0.1 mL
384 well
60 well, 0.5 mL
3 x 32 well, 0.2 mL, independently controlled
96 well, 0.2 mL VeriFlex™
2 x 96 well, 0.2 mL
2 x flat block for digital applications
Gradient cycling None None Better-Than-Gradient: 6-zone VeriFlex™ Blocks on 96-well systems Better-Than-Gradient: 6-zone VeriFlex™ Blocks on 96-well systems, or 2-zone VeriFlex™ Blocks on 32-well systems
User Inferface Keypad Keypad 6.5 in. touch screen 8.4 in. touch screen
Size Height: 21 cm (8.3 in.)
Width: 21 cm (8.3 in.)
Depth: 35 cm (14 in.)
Height: 26 cm (10 in.)
Width: 30 cm (12 in.)
Depth: 40.6 cm (16 in.)
Height: 24.5cm (9.6 in.)
Width: 23.7 cm (9.3 in.)
Depth: 48.5 cm (19.1 in.)
Height: 26.2 cm (10.3 in.)
Width: 33.0 cm (13 in.)
Depth: 56.5 cm (22 in.)
Networking options None None LAN based networking software available (PC based) Wifi-enabled with mobile app connectivity
Sample throughput Up to 96 samples Up to 768 samples Up to 384 samples Up to 480,000 samples
Product use Research Use Only Research Use Only Available as an FDA Class 1/ CE-IVD labeled device Research Use Only
Thermal Simulation Modes (ramp rates) None 9600 9700 and 9600 9700, 9600, Bio-Rad MyCycler™, MJ PTC 200, Eppendorf Mastercycler®
Max Block Ramp Rate 2.3°C/sec 5.0°C/sec 5.0°C/sec 6.0°C/sec
Temperature range 4–99°C 4–99°C 0–100°C 0–100°C
Price* $4,580 $8,495* $5,995* $7,995*

*Prices are US list prices, and reflect the base offering. Additional features, blocks or configuration prices apply.