FastGene Ultra Cycler Gradient Thermal Cycler Including 96 x 0.2ml Block

FastGene® Ultra Cycler, Gradient Thermal Cycler supplied complete with 96 well block
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Catalogue NumberDescriptionPack SizePrice
T3-0180FastGene Ultra Cycler Gradient Thermal Cycler Including 96 x 0.2ml BlockEach£4,498.00

FastGene® UltraCycler

At the heart of the Ultracycler series instruments lie 6 fully independent sets of peltiers, 3 temperature sensors and control electronics. This powerful and reliable thermal cycler is capable of delivering high ramp rates of averaging 5 °C per second with our standard low thermal mass composite alloy block whilst maintaining a long peltier life and low well to well temperature variation.  

The Gradient Advantage

The gradient function operates across 12 lanes over a range of 24 °C. The block system is designed for the use of 96 individual PCR tubes (0.2 ml), 12 PCR 8-well strips (0.2 ml) or 96-well PCR plates (0.2 ml). UltraCycler combines the latest electronics and peltier technology with unusually high operating comfort.  

Powerful Thermal Engine

A precision composite alloy block with low mass and high thermal conductivity provides excellent ramp rates, long peltier life and low well to well temperature variation. Heating/ Cooling rate is 5 °C/sec .  

Heated Lid Evaporation Control

The UltraCycler employs an applied pressure heated lid design to keep the air contained within the tube hotter than the reaction volume. This causes any evaporation to condense back into the cooler reaction liquid, thereby eliminating the need for an oil or wax condensation overlay.  

Compact Footprint

Boasting a footprint of only 18 x 28.5 x 19 cm (W x D x H), the UltraCycler is designed to save valuable bench space within the laboratory. Weighing in at just 5.5 kg, this machine is also highly portable for the ever-changing laboratory environment.  

Touch Screen Graphical User Interface

A high performance graphical processor with large 7 inch, vivid color touch screen display allows for easy run setup and monitoring. The powerful yet intuitive software makes creation of even the most complex of thermal profiles a breeze. Free software upgrades are provided to keep your instrument up to date with the latest features and developments.  

USB Connectivity

A front USB port allows for fast, easy file transfer to USB memory stick enabling the sharing of thermal profiles between instruments and users. The use of a USB mouse is also supported.


High performance active heating and cooling using 6 quality peltier elements with 3 temperature sensors Gradient function across 12 lanes over a range of 24 °C. Temperature range 4 °C – 99 °C Temperature Accuracy ±0.5 °C over full range, typically < ±0.1 °C at 60 °C Uniformity ±0.3 °C, 30 seconds after target (range 40 °C – 90 °C), typically < ±0.1 °C at 60 °C Temperature Resolution 0,1 °C increments Heating/Cooling rate 5 °C/sec typical heat & cool between denat & anneal (block) Well Configuration 96-well block supporting: 0.2 mL tubes or strip tubes with flat or domed caps; 96-well high-or low skirt plates with strip caps, adhesive cover, or oil overlay Condensation Control Automatic utilising applied pressure heated lid Heated Lid Temperature Range 60 °C – 115 °C Dimensions 180 x 285 x 190 mm (W x D x H) Weight 5,5 kg Electrical 100-240V, 50/60 Hz External Connectivity Interface USB interface to Windows based PC USB host port – file transfer to and from USB memory stick – mouse/keyboard connection – printer (potential future software release) Display 7-inch Widescreen Colour Touch Display Software Supplied with unlimited user licenses Free upgrades available Internal memory 256 MB, enough for 10,000+ saved profiles Functionality 24 °C Temperature gradient, Touch Down/Up, Long Range, Program Pauses, Temperature Graphing, On-screen Help, User Accounts, Profile Load and Saving, Manual Mode, USB File Transfer, Post run reporting, Auto restart and more Included Accesories Power Cable, User Manual (downloadable PDF), Touch Screen Stylus


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