PCR Thermocyclers

PCR Machines, Thermal Cyclers, and Mini Cyclers for DNA Amplification

A thermal cycler (also known as a PCR machine or thermocycler) is a laboratory instrument that heats and cools samples in repetitive cycles to facilitate DNA or RNA amplification through the polymerase chain reaction. These machines have become commonplace in labs, although the introduction of mini or portable thermal cyclers has made it easier to perform PCR reactions in the field and classroom. Many thermal cyclers are programmable and allow users to save frequently used protocols. PCR typically requires 20 to 35 cycles comprising two to three temperature steps (denaturation, annealing, and extension).

Early PCR relied on a system of water baths. Thermal cyclers were introduced in the 1980s and became commercially available to researchers at the end of the decade. Over the years, the models have become smaller and lighter. Machines used for real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) are still quite large, but they monitor the progression of the reaction in real time, eliminating the need for gel electrophoresis and UV gel documentation or imaging.

Click on the pricing drop-down next to any item to see its price.

Check out our Eppendorf® thermal cyclers.

Review our full range of PCR supplies.

Product #

Description

Add to Cart

Z742469 In Situ adapter for TC-9639 Thermal Cycler multiformat block holds 4 slides
Z739588 Labnet MultiGene Gradient PCR Thermal Cycler with 60 well block (60 x 0.5 mL), AC/DC input 120 V AC
Z739928 Labnet MultiGene Mini PCR Thermal Cycler with 24 well block (24 x 0.2 mL), AC/DC input 230 V AC
Z759155 Labnet MultiGene OptiMax thermal cycler temp. range 4-99.9 °C, AC/DC input 120 V AC
Z742467 TC-9639 Thermal Cycler with 384 well block, AC/DC input 230 V AC, EuroPlug
Z742468 TC-9639 Thermal Cycler with 384 well block, AC/DC input 230 V AC, UK plug
Z742466 TC-9639 Thermal Cycler with 384 well block, AC/DC input 110 V AC, US 3-pin plug
Z742463 TC-9639 Thermal Cycler with multiformat block, AC/DC input 230 V AC, EuroPlug
Z742464 TC-9639 Thermal Cycler with multiformat block, AC/DC input 230 V AC, UK plug
Z742462 TC-9639 Thermal Cycler with multiformat block, AC/DC input 110 V AC, US 3-pin plug
Z742471 TC-32 Mini Thermal Cycler with multiformat block AC/DC input 230 V AC, EuroPlug
Z742472 TC-32 Mini Thermal Cycler with multiformat block AC/DC input 230 V AC, UK plug
Z742470 TC-32 Mini Thermal Cycler with multiformat block AC/DC input 110 V AC, US 3-pin plug