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In 1987 Techne produced our first thermal cycler. Since that
time we have developed a high level of expertise in this
field. We are now proud to launch our latest instrument to
complement the Prime thermal cycler range.
Real-Time PCR instrument provides an open architecture and
chemistry format that has been designed with user flexibility
in mind. The Quansoft software package allows manipulation
of raw data and experimental set up even after the run is
The PrimeQ instrument has been designed with the advantage of having
an open architecture and chemistry format that allows the end user full
flexibility of the qPCR methods and research they wish to pursue.
Single White LED Light Source
Ensures consistent power output to each well compared to
tungsten halogen lamps or other multiple LED systems.
Provides a long life span unlike tungsten halogen lamps that
require frequent replacement.
PMT (Photomultiplier tube) Detector
PMT is designed for accurate detection of photons
compared to CCD cameras which are just an imaging
PMT provides raw data for analysis that can be
manipulated directly whereas CCD uses image
comparisons interpreted by internal algorithms.
Flexible scanning mechanism
Allows both partial and full plate reads.
High accuracy ensures no cross talk between well reads.
Full plate read in 20 seconds per filter.
4 paired excitation and emission filters housed in an individual cartridge
Open system to preferred chemistry and not locked in to factory calibrated
Accompanying PrimeQ is our unique, intuitive software
Quansoft. Employing four user-friendly editor functions
Quansoft enables any real-time experiment to be created
and analysed with ease.
PRIMEQ - PrimeQ real-time PCR System (supplied with filters FC02, FC03, FC04, FC05)
FC01 - FAM multiplex, 460nm excitation wavelength, 500nm emission wavelength
FC02 - Green, FAM/SYBR, 485nm excitation wavelength, 520nm emission wavelength
FC03 - Yellow, HEX, 530nm excitation wavelength, 560nm emission wavelength
FC04 - Red, ROX 580nm excitation wavelength, 615nm emission wavelength
FC05 - Blue, Cy5, 640nm excitation wavelength, 685nm emission wavelength