Instrumentation


Eppendorf’s New Mastercycler: Short PCR Run Times, Low Power Use

Mastercycler nexus_X1The new Mastercycler nexus X1 from Eppendorf North America Inc, Hauppauge, NY, is the latest addition to the Mastercycler range of PCR instruments.

It provides increased heating and cooling rates by uniting the software found in the Mastercycler nexus with a fast 96-well block.

All of this is achieved while maintaining low power consumption and low noise emission levels (< 40dB[a]).

A heating rate of 5°C/s means run times using the Mastercycler nexus X1 are very short, allowing several users to work on it during the course of a day.

Up to three units can be combined for maximum throughput. When in use, the Mastercycler may be connected to a computer network, supplying e-mail status updates on the progress of the PCR run.

[Source: Eppendorf]