Real-Time PCR System can complete 40 cycles in 15 min.

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Using standard chemistries and plastics, Eco 48 real-time thermal cycler can complete 40 cycles in 40 min in typical run. Uniform block, with ±0.1°C recorded at 95°C without any settle time, is due to silver and gold hollow thermal block filled with thermally conductive fluid. Same measurement is delivered for every well during every run. Also, adaptive LED control eliminates uncertainty over whether unknowns are bleaching through light to neighboring wells or have saturated detector.

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40 Cycles in 15 Minutes: Eco 48 from PCRmax Sets New Limits for Real Time PCR

Staffordshire, UK: PCRmax, a Bibby Scientific company, has launched the Eco 48 real time PCR system. This high specification, economically priced real time thermal cycler provides users with premium quality alongside unprecedented speed. The optimised instrument is capable of running 40 cycles in 15 minutes while still using standard chemistries and plastics. In a typical run, the instrument can still complete 40 cycles in 40 minutes compared to 2 hours with competitive systems.

In addition to this exceptional efficiency, the Eco 48 has the most uniform block of any thermal cycler (±0.1°C recorded at 95 °C with no settle time). This is thanks to the patented silver and gold hollow thermal block filled with a thermally conductive fluid, which ensures the same measurement is delivered for every well during every run in every instrument. Furthermore, ALC (adaptive LED control) means there is no uncertainty over whether unknowns maximize the wide dynamic range, are bleaching through light to neighbouring wells or have saturated the detector, which can plague other systems. The Eco 48 is capable of identifying Class IV SNPs in more than 99.9% of cases.

In order to make adoption of the instrument as simple as possible, the free and open licence Eco 48 software provides cutting edge and powerful instrument control, data collection, and data analysis. Stephen Bustin, Professor of Allied Health and Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University and world renowned expert in real-time PCR, said, “I have used the Eco system for a year and it is very good (and) fast.” (Twitter, 25 Oct 2013) Why not join the discussion? Ask your questions about the Eco 48 and find out how to improve your PCR - just tweet @PCRmax48 with the hashtag #’ecoqpcr and one of our scientists will get back to you.

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About Bibby Scientific

One of four new companies established by Nova Capital from the former Barloworld Scientific business, acquired in November 2007, Bibby Scientific Limited focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of four world-leading benchtop laboratory equipment brands: Jenway®, Stuart®, Techne® and Electrothermal®. PCR max specialising in a range of real time instrumentation, consumables and reagents is the latest portfolio to join the growing Bibby family. All five brands are available through good laboratory distributors worldwide. Bibby Scientific Ltd has subsidiaries in the USA, France and Singapore, as well as an associated company in the Middle East.

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