Capillary Air Thermal Cyclers

John H McDonald mcdonald at
Tue Jul 20 06:46:46 EST 1993

In article <1993Jul20.074548.26744 at> jclewley at (Dr. J.P. Clewley) writes:
>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?
Idaho Technology, P.O. Box 50819, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83405 USA.
(800) 735-6544, (208) 524-6354, fax (208) 524-1605.
I'm getting one of their thermal cyclers in a few days, I'll post a review.

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