Bibby Scientific this month introduced the TC-3000G, part of the company's Techne range of personal thermal cyclers.
The TC-3000G is a gradient model featuring two interchangeable block options, a gradient of up to 15°C, a wide choice of consumables, fast-track programming, and networking capability, Bibby said.
The instrument has a 17 X 33 cm footprint, making it the world's smallest gradient thermal cycler, the company said. The system's 48-well thermal block is arranged to provide eight columns for testing eight different temperatures simultaneously, and six rows for optimizing reagents and primer concentrations. The alternative thermal block option holds 30 X 0.5 mL tubes, whereas most platforms will hold 12 or 20 tubes of the same size, Bibby said.