Techne 3Prime Personal Thermal Cyclers

Techne 3PrimeX & 3PrimeG Mid-Size Thermal Cyclers

The Techne 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.

Techne 3Prime Key Features

  • 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 3.0°C/sec
  • Upgrade to gradient cycling (see 3PrimeG specification)
  • Data Transfer via USB
  • Techne 4 year warranty
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Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.

TThe 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 14°C between temperatures 30°C to 80°C. The gradient calculator function displays the temperature for each of the eight columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions.

Parameters 3PrimeX 3PrimeG
Sample capacity: 0.2ml 48 48
Sample capacity: 0.5ml 30 30
Maximum heating rate 3.0°C per second 3.0°C per second
Block temperature range 10°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
Gradient Range Can be gradient enabled 30°C to 80°C
Maximum Gradient na 14°C
Minimum Gradient na 1°C
Maximum number of programs stored 1000 1000
Maximum fan noise 30dB 30dB
Type 4 peltier elements per block 4 peltier elements per block
Adjustible heated lid temperature 35°C to 115°C or off 35°C to 115°C or off
Heated Lid pressure Adjustable, dependent on consumables Adjustable, dependent on consumables
Program interface 3.5 inch touchscreen 3.5 inch touchscreen
Data transfer USB port USB port
Auto re-start on power failure Yes Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) 350 x 210 x 180mm 350 x 210 x 180mm
Weight 6kg 6kg
Voltage 100-230V, 50-60Hz 100-230V, 50-60Hz
Power 155W 155W
Electricity used in a standard 2 step, 30 cycle program 0.18 kWh 0.18 kWh


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