- C1000 Touch™ Thermal Cycler with 384-Well Reaction Module
- Catalog No.: 185-1138
The C1000 Touch thermal cycler offers superior performance and a large color touch screen for easy programming. This fully modular platform is able to accommodate different throughput needs with easily interchangeable reaction modules that swap in seconds without tools. Each PCR module has a fully adjustable heated lid that supports a wide range of vessels and sealers, including low-profile and standard-height PCR plates.
Quick and easy protocol programming - 2 programming options, including the Protocol Autowriter, which automatically generates customized standard, fast, and ultrafast protocols Easy protocol editing - the large color touch screen and redesigned navigation make editing and running protocols easy Flexible platform - change throughput capability by linking up to 3 additional S1000™ thermal cyclers or adding PC control for up to 32 cyclers Advanced file management - USB flash drive compatibility allows universal protocol transfer and unlimited data storage Thermal gradient - quickly and easily identify optimal annealing temperatures by using the programmable temperature gradient
If you're like most researchers, you want to get results faster. Many factors contribute to the overall time it takes to get PCR results: the time to design, program, and optimize a protocol, the time to run the protocol, and the time to analyze the results. Bio-Rad engineers have developed a complete thermal cycling system that will speed every step of the PCR process to give you what's really important - a shorter time from setup to results. Protocol autowriter - generates an optimal protocol based on your polymerase, primers, and product length. Thermal gradient feature - identifies optimal annealing temperature in a single run. Reduced-mass sample block - fast ramping and settling produce the shortest time to target temperature available in a thermal cycler. Intuitive software - makes programming faster and easier for PCR and real-time PCR.
Rapid Arrival at Target Temperature A key component of overall protocol run time is the time required to reach target temperature, which is determined by the average ramp rate and the time needed for the sample block to reach thermal uniformity. Maximum ramp rate is less important because it can fluctuate significantly during the ramp. The C1000 Touch thermal cycler's temperature control produces high average ramp rates and tight uniformity during ramping to yield fast time to target temperature and faster protocol run times. Run times can be dramatically shortened - to less than 30 min - while still producing accurate quantitative results. Now you can tailor your runs around your schedule instead of tailoring your schedule around your runs.
Thermal Gradient for Easy Protocol Optimization The programmable temperature gradient allows you to identify the optimal annealing temperature in a single PCR experiment by letting you test eight incubation temperatures at once. The 1000-series gradient feature uses dynamic ramping, which means the temperature gradient forms during ramping and all wells come to the designated temperature at the same time. As a result, the incubation period is the same for all samples, which is crucial for transfer of gradient to nongradient protocols. The O-ring hermetic seal extends the life of the heating and cooling elements. Condensation from constant heating and cooling can degrade thermal electric modules (TEs), causing them to fail. Bio-Rad's 1000-series cyclers include a patented* O-ring seal (red in illustration) that forms an airtight barrier around the TEs, preventing exposure to condensation. This substantially lengthens the life of TEs and guarantees outstanding thermal performance.
With the Protocol Autowriter, Protocol Setup Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3 Using the right cycling protocol can have a great impact on the efficiency of your PCR. The C1000 Touch™ thermal cycler's protocol autowriter sets a new standard for easy programming by generating a customized temperature protocol based on your enzyme type, PCR product length, and primer annealing temperature. Using established PCR guidelines, the protocol autowriter suggests a cycling protocol with hot start, initial denaturation, annealing/extension steps, and final extension. It can even create a fast protocol for you, so you can get results faster.
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