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Bibby Scientific 3PrimeX & 3PrimeG Mid-Size Thermal Cyclers


The 3PrimeX delivers all the features of the 3Prime instrument but with an expanded sample capacity, accommodating 48 x 0.2ml microtubes, 30 x 0.5ml tubes plus half a 96 well plate in a horizontal format. Design flexibility allows the unit to be upgraded to included gradient cycling capability.

  Colour touchscreen interface for fast program setup
  Small space-saving footprint
  Larger block sizes; 48 x 0.2ml (half 96-well plate) and 30 x 0.5ml
  Fast ramp rate up to 3.0C/sec
  Upgrade to gradient cycling (see 3PrimeG specification)
  Data Transfer via USB
  Bibby Scientific 4 year warranty


The 3PrimeG is a small gradient thermal cycler that builds on all the features of the 3PrimeX instrument. The 48 well block format offers eight columns for annealing temperature optimisation and six rows for optimising reagents such as MgCl2 and primer concentrations. Annealing temperatures can be optimised over 14C between temperatures 30C to 80C. The gradient calculator function displays the temperature for each of the eight columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions.

Additional Features:

  Gradient can be applied across a temperature range of 30C to 80C
  Maximum Gradient 14C
  Gradient calculator function

Data Sheet

Sample capacity: 0.2ml4848
Sample capacity: 0.5ml3030
Maximum heating rate3.0C per second3.0C per second
Block temperature range10C to 100C (4C final hold)10C to 100C (4C final hold)
Block uniformity at 55C 0.3C 0.3C
Temperature accuracy at 55C 0.25C 0.25C
Gradient RangeCan be gradient enabled30C to 80C
Maximum Gradientna14C
Minimum Gradientna1C
Maximum number of programs stored10001000
Maximum fan noise30dB30dB
Type4 peltier elements per block4 peltier elements per block
Adjustible heated lid temperature35C to 115C or off35C to 115C or off
Heated Lid pressureAdjustable, dependent on consumablesAdjustable, dependent on consumables
Program interface3.5 inch touchscreen3.5 inch touchscreen
Data transferUSB portUSB port
Auto re-start on power failureYesYes
Dimensions (L x W x H)350 x 210 x 180mm350 x 210 x 180mm
Voltage100-230V, 50-60Hz100-230V, 50-60Hz
Electricity used in a standard 2 step, 30 cycle program0.18 kWh0.18 kWh

Ordering Information

3PRIMEX / 02 3PrimeX thermal cycler, 48 x 0.2ml

3PRIMEX / 05 3PrimeX thermal cycler, 30 x 0.5ml

3PRIMEX / USB 3PrimeX gradient upgrade

3PRIMEG / 02 3PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 48 x 0.2ml

3PRIMEG / 05 3PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 30 x 0.5ml

Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.

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