Need thermal cycler recommendation.
maier_hml at muenster.netsurf.de
Fri Nov 6 10:42:31 EST 1998
zyu at INTERCHANGE.UBC.CA (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.
>zyu at interchange.ubc.ca
say something about the budget and the features of the cycler you are
If you need an one-block cycler with a gradient function (nice to
establish a new pcr), buy an Eppendorf Gradient. I think, Stratagene
offers a Robocycler with gradient function, too.
If you are looking for a cheap small 24tubes cycler, I would prefer MJ
Research (very fast) or Hybaid. With very low budget: Tecne works.
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