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Bibby Scientific Prime & PrimeG Full-Size Thermal Cyclers

The Prime full size thermal cycler delivers high performance, high throughput and maximum flexibility with an ability to upgrade base model to gradient capability with a simple unlock code, as well as the availability of a wide choice of thermal blocks:

  0.2ml block (96 x 0.2ml)
  0.5ml block (60 x 0.5ml)
  Combi-Block (33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml)
  384-well block

User friendly programming is achieved via a colour touchscreen and intuitive software that is standardised across the entire Bibby Scientific® thermal cycler range. A USB port enables the transfer of programmes between instruments and temperature logs to your PC. A real time graphical display provides an instant visualisation of the program status.

Gradient cycling can be achieved directly using the PrimeG instrument or by upgrading the Prime unit via a USB software installation. This enables the laboratory to manage changing cycling requirements in a cost effective manner.

The Bibby Scientific® Prime cycler range is one of the most affordable full sized thermal cyclers on the market and is backed up by a 4 year warranty.

  Colour touchscreen for fast program setup
  Upgrade to gradient with a simple unlock code
  Versatile block formats
  Fast ramp rate up to 3.4°C/sec
  Data transfer via USB
  Bibby Scientific 4 year warranty

Data Sheet


The PrimeG is a gradient enabled thermal cycler with all the features of the Prime unit. The wide linear gradient with a range of 29°C allows annealing temperatures to be optimised in one experiment.

The gradient calculator function displays the temperature for each of the 12 columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions.

Additional Features to Prime:

  Gradient can be applied across a temperature range 30°C to 80°C
  Gradient calculator function
  Maximum Gradient 29°C (Model PRIMEG/02)
  Maximum Gradient 29°C (Model PRIMEG/05)
  Maximum Gradient 25°C (Model PRIMEG/C)
  Maximum Gradient 19°C (Model PRIMEG/384)

Sample capacity: 0.2ml9696
Sample capacity: 0.5ml6060
Sample capacity: 384 wellYesYes
Maximum heating rate3.4°C per second3.4°C per second
Block temperature range10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)
Block uniformity at 55°C± 0.3°C± 0.3°C
Temperature accuracy at 55°C± 0.25°C± 0.25°C
GradientCan be gradient enabledYes
Maximum Gradientna29°C, 25°C (Combi-Block), 19°C (384)
Minimum Gradientna1°C
Maximum number of programs stored10001000
Maximum fan noise30dB30dB
Type8 peltier elements8 peltier elements
Adjustable heated lid temperature35°C to 115°C or off35°C to 115°C or off
Heated lid pressureAdjustable, dependent on consumablesAdjustable, dependent on consumables
Program interface5.7 inch touchscreen5.7 inch touchscreen
Data transferUSB portUSB port
Auto re-start on power failureYesYes
Dimensions (L x W x H)420 x 240 x 240mm420 x 240 x 240mm
Voltage100-230, 50-60Hz100-230, 50-60Hz
Electricity used in a standard 2 step, 30 cycle program0.3 kWh0.3 kWh

Ordering Information

5PRIME / 02 Prime thermal cycler, 96 x 0.2ml

5PRIME / 05 Prime thermal cycler, 60 x 0.5ml

5PRIME / C Prime thermal cycler, Combi-Block 33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml

5PRIME / 384 Prime thermal cycler, 384-well

5PRIMEX / USB Prime gradient upgrade

5PRIMEG / 02 PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 96 x 0.2ml

5PRIMEG / 05 PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 60 x 0.5ml

5PRIMEG / C PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, Combi-Block 33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml

5PRIMEG / 384 PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 384-well

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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