Question to Robocycler and Eppendorf PCR machine owners

choona xuna69 at
Fri Jun 30 08:06:15 EST 2000

Hey Zoltan,

We've got a grad cycler in B11, come and see Sean in 101.


zoltan szabo wrote in message <395BEDC0.EA783CD6 at>...
>We are thinking of buying a new PCR machine. We'd like to get one that
>is capable of testing a range of annealing temperatures in one run.
>There's the Robocycler with the gold block from Stratagene and one from
>Eppendorf which is a peltier machine. Does anybody have good or bad
>experiences with any of these two? I am leaning more towards the
>robocycler because it seems faster and the blocks are pre-heated (we
>have 3 PE 9700 and all 3 failed at least once so far). My boss is
>worried that the robotic arm will break down frequently. Any
>zoltan szabo

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