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BioRad DNA Thermocycler

BioRad DNA Thermocycler Manufacturer: BioRad

Model number: DNA Engine

Location: SSB 171 (map)

Faculty member in charge of instrument: Randall Hicks; 218-726-8438; rhicks@d.umn.edu

Description of instrument and special capabilities: The DNA Engine is a 96 well thermocycler that also uses a heated lid for oil-free operation plus the following features: Improved Hot Bonnet heated lid incorporates a thumbwheel to adjust height and pressure. This feature assures tight sealing of reaction vessels — even microplates — during oil-free thermal cycling. Precise Peltier-effect heat pumps — robustly designed for repeated cycling — deliver the full temperature range of 0-100C electronically, in a compact instrument with a footprint that measures 24cm x 28cm x 27cm high. Speedy ramping rates of; up to 1.4/sec in models that hold 0.2ml tubes or V-well plates; Unparalleled temperature homogeneity: 0.4C within 30 seconds of arrival @ 60C for all standard models.

User charges: n.a.

Other useful information:
Training is required before operation. All disposable items required for operation are the responsibility of interested party. Any damage caused to the instrument during operation will be the responsibility of the user to repair or replace.

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