Need thermal cycler recommendation.

Derek Harkins derek_harkins at ncsu.edu
Mon Nov 2 19:11:14 EST 1998


Zhongtang Yu wrote:

> I am going to buy another thermal cycler for our lab.  The one we are
> using is ERICOMP Twin Block thermal cycler.  This one works fine but it
> melts PCR tube caps occasionally in overnight run.  In addition, the
> Block II run slower than Block I, and one time the RAM was
> "contaminated" (the etch person said so).  I had to open the machine and
> unplug the RAM to clean the contamination.  Of course, all the programs
> stored were gone.  Does any one have experience with other thermal
> cyclers and suggestions?  Thanks.
>
> Zhongtang Yu
> zyu at interchange.ubc.ca

For the money I don't think you can get a better machine than an
MJ-Research.   I have been using them for several years in several
different configurations, and in several labs.  They are reliable machines
and easy to use.  They have several different machines in different
configurations.  You should be able to find one to fit your needs and your
budget.  Just my $0.02 worth.

Cheers,
Derek

Standard disclaimer: I am not a representative of MJ-Research, just a
satisfied customer.

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