Regardless of the block type, all samples are heated to the programmed temperature and held to very precise limits.
Speed - Throughput of samples is quick - due to the overall performance of the heating and cooling cycle, a 30 cycle program can be completed in well under one hour, freeing the instrument for several PCR runs in a normal working day.
Performance - In addition to the speed of heating and cooling the on board processor and PRT sensor ensure a high degree of temperature stability and uniformity of the block so that all samples are processed to the programmed requirements. The Genius Thermal Cycler comes complete with a heated lid as standard and is designed to reduce to a minimum refluxing of the sample onto the lid and side walls of the sample tube. A unique spring device within the heated lid ensures that contact is made with all the sample tubes and self adjusts to suit different sizes of tube used in the various block options.
Versatility - A major feature of the Genius is the ability of the user to change from one block type to another. Techne engineers have developed a truly user friendly interchangeable block system which allows blocks to be changed from one type to another in a matter of seconds without the need of any tools. The unit comes with a full two year warranty. The Techne software package Gensoft is available as an accessory for connecting the Genius and Touchgene to a computer via the RS232 port. The software incorporates some additional features making the unit even more flexible for those who have larger throughput of samples normally requiring more than one machine or where a unit is required to interface with a robotics system.
These features include: - Select, start and stop a program - Daisy chaining a number of units together to a maximum of 32 - Creation of thermal cycling protocols through an easy to use Microsoft Windows style user interface and transmittable to one or more units - Storage of protocols in named directory - Diagrammatic status of all units connected including information on current position in protocol of each individual unit and time remaining - Print-out of protocols in a diagrammatic format together with asociated notes page
Specifications Temperature range: 4 - 99 degrees Celsius Temperature control precision: +-0.2ï¿½C Block uniformity: +-0.5ï¿½C End of program cooling below ambient: Yes Number of programs: 99 Maximum number of segments per program: 9 Maximum number of repeat cycles per program: 99 Program to program linking: Yes End of program alarm: Yes Pause button: Yes Auto-restart: Yes Incremental/decremental timing: 1 second intervals Incremental/decremental temperature: 0.1ï¿½C to 5.6ï¿½C in 0.1ï¿½C intervals Minimum hold time: 1 second Maximum hold time: 99 hours Programmable ramp rate up/down: variable from 1 to 60 degrees Celsius per minute
Heating/Cooling Rate for 96 x 0.2ml micro tubes: - Cooling 1.6 degrees Celsius per second - Heating 2.6 degrees Celsius per second
Heating/Cooling Rate for 40 x 0.5ml microcentrifuge tubes: Cooling 1.8 degrees Celsius per second Heating 2.8 degrees Celsius per second
Dimensions (mm): 420 l x 220 w x 240 h Weight (kg): 10