Thermal cyclers for less than $3,000?

James Graham graham at
Wed Jun 5 11:39:04 EST 1996

mcbtayhn at (Tay Hou Ngee Agnes) writes:

>Just to say that I bought an MJ precisely because I needed a less 
>expensive cycler and it has broken down once a month every month in past 
>four months!

We bought the smallest MJ and haven't seen a single problem in two
year of daily use. I'm not sure how it compares to the original in 
terms of very significant block position temperature variation.
However, it works very well as a substitute for in vivo DNA amplification.

J. Graham PhD 
Biology Department 
Washington University of St. Louis 

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