Techne Equipment Reviews
3Prime 48-well thermal cycler
We like the machines, their performance, their appearance, the display and the color scheme!Dr A Clark.
Levine Laboratory. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.Product webpage
3Prime 48-well gradient thermal cycler
We bought the Techne 3Prime cycler. It is a compact machine which fits on the bench comfortably with a user-friendly interface. The orange-grey colour of the machine is rather unique and aesthetically appealing. The pre-set option in the program is the most interesting feature that saves a lot of time in program input! The results are comparable to other brands of thermal cyclers that are in use in our laboratory. A great machine for routine use.Dr H Ramanan.
Prof. D Saini Laboratory. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.Product webpage
Prime 96-well gradient thermal cycler
I do like the look of the machine and the size is not too imposing. The colour combination of the casing is a refreshing change from the usual grey and blue too. The background colour on the screen is easy on the eye and the graphics are very clear. It is very easy to use, the software being self explanatory with little requirement to refer to the manual. However, the manual is very informative with clear precise screen shot descriptions of the procedures.Mrs D Figgins.
The Science Centre, Staffordshire University, UK.Product webpage
Prime 96-well thermal cycler
We bought 5 months ago a Techne Prime 96 wells 0.2ml PCR. We use it in routine laboratory, mainly to test the quality of our RNA and cDNA before starting our experiences of real-time PCR. This machine perfectly fulfills its function; it is simple and elegant with a friendly touch interface which makes it very simple to use (especially for the launch and development of new programs). Moreover, because of its small size and its very affordable price, I recommend the use of this machine to all scientists.Dr M Gervais-Taurel.
Faculty of Medecine, Hospital Henri-Mondor, France.Product webpage
3Prime 24-well thermal cycler
The 3Prime is a great little personal thermocycler that allows me to run routine amplifications quickly and efficiently. Set-up is relatively quick with the option to automatically pre-set a number of standard stages in my reaction protocol, minimising the time needed to input new assays. Its small size means it sits neatly on the side of my bench and doesn't take-over the workspace. In all, a great personal thermocycler.Dr M Robinson.
College of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, UK.Product webpage
3Prime 48-well thermal cycler
I use the thermal cycler for end-point PCR and RT-PCR. I like the way it looks and that it is small and symmetrical and has a touch screen. It fits easily on my bench and is not obstructive. I needed the manual for programming, although it did not describe the built in denaturing, elongation, and hold steps; but I figured it out. In the software I like the built in steps. I would recommend this thermal cycler to a fellow scientist because it was such a good price; well below the price I was quoted for similar instruments. In summary, an easy to use, touch screen thermal cycler that is aesthetically pleasing although I have used other thermal cyclers that have easier to close lids.Dr B M Snider.
IUPUI - Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA.Product webpage
PrimeQ real-time PCR