Date: February 16, 1998 Thermal Cyclers Chart
DNA Ligation Chart
There are specialized thermal cyclers on the market today with prices comparable to that of a luxurious automobile or a small to midsized home. However, LabConsumer wanted to devote an article to thermal cyclers that don't send you reeling when you go to balance the checkbook. Perhaps your laboratory doesn't have endless cash reserves, or maybe too many people are fighting for time on one thermal cycler. Pay heed, for your options in the area of low-cost thermal cyclers are varied and numerous.

Twelve companies offer inexpensive cyclers, with prices ranging from just under $2000 to around $5000. These models include personal cyclers or minicyclers, multiblock thermal cyclers, and thermal cyclers with user-interchangeable blocks. Taking into account width, length, and height, thermal cyclers offering smaller footprints include the MJ Research MiniCycler, the Biometra Personal Cycler, the Bio-Rad GeneCycler, and the...

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