GTC96S, 96 well Thermal Cycler


Key Features

  • Compatible with 96-well plates, 0.2ml tubes and tube strips
  • Protocol optimization selectable from 1 to 24°C across the entire temperature control range from 4-99°C
  • Precision temperature control increases both speed and efficiency
SKU: GTC96 Category:
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Faster and with enhanced features, the new GTC96S advanced thermal cycler delivers exceptional performance at an affordable price. An improved protocol optimisation process utilises Flexible Temperature technology to segregate the 96-well plate into six discrete (4×4-well) temperature zones, made easily distinguishable by blue and black squares.

Temperature selection is no longer automated and is entirely in the hands of the operator over a 24°C advanced range, anywhere between 4 and 96°C. This enables the operator to optimise PCR by testing 6 different temperatures simultaneously in just one thermal cycler run. This is ideal for Genotyping work. With heating and cooling rates of 5°C/s and 3.5°C/s respectively, the precision temperature control of the GTC96S minimises temperature overshooting and undershooting between individual stages within each PCR cycle, resulting in faster run times and greater efficiency.

Programming is both quick and simple through a large user-friendly interface, while pre-programmed methods for Optimisation, Touchdown and Time Increments make set-up obvious even to first time users. A heated lid, which is fully adjustable to apply optimal pressure to 0.2ml tubes and microplates, may be programmed to hold different temperatures between 60 and 65°C and 100 to 115°C. Additional advantages offered by the new heated lid are its slide-in slideout design for safe access to samples, and its prevention of condensation formation during overnight cooling.

Catalogue Page Number: 83

Unit Dimensions (cm)24 x 42 x 2524 x 42 x 25
Weight (Kg)99
Capacity1x 96-well plate; 12x 8x0.2ml strip tubes; 96 x 0.2ml tubes1x 96-well plate; 12x 8x0.2ml strip tubes; 96 x 0.2ml tubes
Temperature ControlCalculated or blockCalculated or block
Heating / Cooling MethodPeltierPeltier
Maximum Heating / Cooling Rate5°C / 3.5°C per second5°C / 3.5°C per second
Gradient Temperature Range30-99°C; temperature of each segment may be set independently30-99°C; temperature of each segment may be set independently
Maximum Gradient Temperature Difference24°C24°C
Lid Temperature60-65°C, 100° to 115°C60-65°C, 100° to 115°C
Temperature Increments / DecrementsYesYes
Time Increments / DecrementsYesYes
Temperature Range4-99.9°C4-99.9°C
Input Voltage240V120V

This product has been cited in the following research papers:

Reference title Date Citation Product usage
Nasal carriage of enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus among food handlers in Kerbala city 2017 Hiba Mahdi Mahmood Alhashimi, Mohanad Mohsin Ahmed, Jassim Mohamed Mustafa, Karbala International Journal of Modern Science, Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages 69-74, …NA, so instead of that distilled water was atded. PCR reaction tubes were centrifuged briefly to mix and bring the contents to the bottom of the tubes, and placed into a thermo cycler PCR instrument (cleaver scientific Ltd., UK) where DNA was amplified; the thermo cycling parameters included an initial denaturation at 94 °C for 5 min, 35 cycles of 94 °C for 2 min, 57 °C for 2 min and 72 °C for 1 m…
Biocontrol of Fusarium wilt and growth promotion of tomato plants using endophytic bacteria isolated from Nicotiana glauca organs 2016 Rania Aydi Ben Abdallah, Sonia Mokni-Tlili, Ahlem Nefzi, Hayfa Jabnoun-Khiaretdine, Mejda Daami-Remadi, Biological Control, Volume 97, June 2016, Pages 80-88, …using the universal eubacterial primers 27f (5′-AGAGTTTGATC(A/C)TGGCTCAG-3′) and 1492r (5′-TACGG(C/T)TACCTTGTTACGACTT-3′) (Moretti et al., 2008). Amplifications were carried out in Thermal Cycler (CS Cleaver, Scientific Ltd., TC 32/80). The cycling conditions were as follows: one denaturing cycle at 94 °C for 4 min, followed by 40 denaturing cycles at 94 °C for 30 s, annealing at 45 °C for 30 s, a…