Gradient Thermal Cycler

Bibby Scientific’s Techne brand covers a wide variety of scientific instruments including two different gradient thermal cycler units. The range includes a full size unit (the TC-5000) and a smaller personal thermal cycler (the TC-3000G).

The TC-5000 is a thermal cycler which is available in models compatible with 96 or 384 well plates. A versatile, easy to use block system allows changing blocks quickly without tools.  The cycler includes a gradient calculator function which displays the temperature of each column of tubes for reproducibility.

Features of the Bibby Scientific Techne TC-5000 include:

  • 4°C to 99°C temperature range
  • 8 Peltier units per block with 4 independent temperature control sensors
  • Programmable, defined pressure heated lid (100°C to 115°C) which is suitable for use with a wide range of consumables; heated lid only activates when block is set above 35°C
  • The TC-5000’s gradient thermal cycler features a 115mm x 90mm user-friendly touch screen and graphical display for real time visualization and monitoring
  • Incremental time and temperature for Touchdown PCR and other applications
  • Unit connects to PCs and other Techne cyclers for high throughput applications with Gensoft software
  • maximum heating rate  3°C/sec, block uniformity of ±0.3°C at 50°C with or without gradient


The TC-3000G is the world’s smallest thermal cycler, holding half of a 96-well plate horizontally. This allows the unit to use eight columns for annealing temperature optimization (over a 15°C gradient between 20 and 80 °C ) and six rows for optimizing reagents and primer concentrations.

Features of the TC-3000G gradient thermal cycler include:

  • 3.3°C/sec heating ramp rate; 2.0°C/sec cooling rate thanks to the latest generation of Peltier technology
  • Gradient of up to 15°C between 20 and 80°C allows for optimization of a variety of protocols within one experiment
  • Adjustable heated lid can be configured for use with 48-well plates (sealed with sealing mats) PCR tubes and strip tubes
  • Intuitive, user friendly programming with premade templates for simple creation of complex protocols
  • Can be linked with as many as 32 other Techne cyclers and networked to an external PC
  • TC-3000G gradient thermal cycler includes gradient calculator for easy replication and reproducibility

You can also find information about a related page for PCR Thermal Cycler

Date added: 2015-05-25 10:24:20