Capillary Air Thermal Cyclers

Dr. J.P. Clewley jclewley at
Tue Jul 20 02:47:09 EST 1993

Does anyone have any experience of using the Corbett Research FTS-IS
capillary thermal cycler, or the Idaho technology ATC? Are there
particular contamination problems with the pipette tip sealing setup?
Problems with leakage from the  capillaries (evaporation) during
cycling? Apart from speed would you buy one in preference to a
conevntional (0.5 ml tube) machine? Any other comments about these
types of machine. They're superficially appealling because of their
speed - particularly in a diagnostic virology lab.
I don't have the address or fax or email # of Idaho Technology,
or their UK distributer. Can anyone supply it?
Jon Clewley, Central Public Health Laboratory, 61 Colindale Avenue,
London, NW9 5HT UK
jclewley at

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