MJ Research PTC-200 Thermal Cycler

MJ Research PTC-200 Thermal Cycler

MJ Research

  • Guaranteed to meet Original Equipment Manufacturer specifications 
  • Equipped with ports for RS232, IEEE-488 and parallel printer types
  • Compatible with several Alpha modules and blocks
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The MJ Research PTC-200 DNA Engine, also now called the Bio-Rad PTC 200 is a reliable peltier thermocycler that boasts of a polished and robust design. The Hot Bonnet heated lid fitted into the PTC 200 Thermo Cycler controls pressure and height. As a result, various plastic wares can be accommodated by the PTC-200 system. This feature enables oil-free cycling as well. The Peltier-effect heat pumps of the system facilitate repeated cycling using the PTC-200 thermal cycler.

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MJ Research PTC-200 thermal cyclers are equipped with interchangeable sample blocks and heat pump assemblies which allow users to easily change formats in between runs while maintaining NIST-traceable accuracy. Single control units of this model can also be supplied with different alpha modules and alpha blocks to increase functionality. Users can achieve thermal control with this instrument by using either a block-in sample probe or calculated methods. Block controls enhance compatibility with protocols while calculated sample temperature controls highly boost speed and accuracy.

Possible MJ Research PTC-200 Supplements

Alpha modules:

  • dual- independently controlled blocks
  • microplate format
  • slide adapter (for up to 16 slides)

Alpha blocks:

  • 96-well block
  • Dual 48-well block (to run two programs simultaneously)
  • 384 well block

This high performing Bio-Rad thermal cycler is easy to use independently or when accompanied by other instruments. A single cycler can be networked to control up to 15 separate instruments. Remote manipulation and monitoring of cyclers can be done through the use of a PC. In addition, PCs also allow for real time data export to video screens or databases.

The Bio-Rad MJ Research PTC-200 DNA Engine thermal cycler's large memory, dependable software and robust design ensure that tests produce accurate results and are hassle-free.

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MJ Research PTC-200 Thermal Cycler Specifications

Thermal range -5 to 105C. but no more than 30C below ambient temperature
(4 to 100C for the Slide Chambers Alpha unit)
Thermal Accuracy - or + 0.3C of programmed target at 90C- NIST-traceable
Thermal uniformity - or + 0.4C well-to-well within 30 seconds of arrival at 90C
(for most Alpha units; see specifications for individual Alpha units)
Parallel One 25-pin 8-bit parallel interface printer port
Serial One 9-pin RS-232 serial port for printer or remote use
IEEE One IEEE-488 bidirectional general purpose interface bus
Display One 20 x 4 LCD alphanumeric display
W x L x H 12 in. x 12 in. x 12 in.
Weight 25lbs
Ramping speed up to 3°C/sec in models that hold 0.2ml tubes or V-well plates
Capacity Varies with installed Alpha unit
Temperature homogeneity 0.4°C within 30 seconds of arrival @ 60°C for all standard models.
Line Voltage DNA Engine® cycler: 100–240 VAC rms
(no adjustment needed among voltages within these ranges)
Frequency 50–60 Hz single phase
Power DNA Engine cycler: 850 W maximum
Fuses Two 6.3 A, 250 V, 5 x 20 mm

Gradient Specification (96V Aplha module only)

Accuracy +0.3°C of programmed target at end columns,
30 seconds after the timer starts for the
gradient step, NIST–traceable
Column uniformity +0.4°C, well–to–well within column,
within 30 seconds of reaching target temperature
Gradient calculator accuracy +0.4°C of actual well temperature
Lowest programmable temperature 30°C
Highest programmable temperature 105°C

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