Thermo Scientific Arktik Thermal Cycler
The Arktik Thermal Cycler made by Thermo Scientific is the perfect PCR machine for any laboratory in the life sciences. Due to its high flexibility and reliability, the Arktik Thermal Cycler serves all purposes, no matter, if individual tests or high throughput PCR screenings are required.
Thermo Scientific is one of the global players when it comes to high-quality laboratory equipment, reagents and consumables. The company with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts (USA) was established by the fusion of Fisher Scientific International Inc. and Thermo Electron Corp. in 2006. The approximately 39,000 employees of Thermo Scientific pursue the goal to make the world a little bit healthier and safer. For that purpose, they provide their customers from hospitals, universities, research institutes, biotech and pharmaceutical industry with innovative products that are designed and developed in state-of-the-art in-house research departments. In this way, work-flow in the lab can be optimized for increased productivity and even sophisticated diagnostics and analysis are no longer the challenge that they used to be.
PCR technology became an important tool for molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. Thermo Scientific has entered this field with the Arktik Thermal Cycler. This PCR machine is manufactured in Vantaa, Finland and hence it combines innovative technology with European craftsmanship. It is suitable for all laboratories, which are involved in research of molecular biology or which perform DNA- and RNA-based routine diagnostics. The Artik model provides the user with the possibility to accommodate three heating blocks at the same time. What is even better, 96-well blocks, 48-dual blocks and 384-well blocks can be interchanged in no time at all. With 48-dual blocks two different protocols can be performed at the same time. For convenient use, this PCR cycler is equipped with a heated lid that possesses an over-tightening protection system in order to guarantee the correct pressure level. Peltier technology ensures exact heating and cooling of the tubes for highest temperature precision and accuracy. In this way, a temperature accuracy of +/- 0.3° and a temperature uniformity of +/- 0.4°C (reference temperature 90°C) is provided, combined with a maximum ramp rate of 3.0°C per second. The user-friendly interface displays protocols graphically and makes programming most comfortable. Up to 99 programs can be stored. Ethernet and USB ports allow easy protocol transfer to and from personal computers. The handy machine even fits in the smallest lab and its low noise level makes it also convenient for installation in working spaces. All these features are the reason that the Arktik Thermal Cycler is a true gem in every life science lab.
Thermo Scientific* Arktik Thermal Cycler Features
- Interchangeable blocks with excellent thermal precision
- Dual 48-well block for multi-user option
- Broad (up to 30°C) and accurate temperature gradient†
- Reliable and easy to use with low noise level
- Over-tightening protection system in the heated lid
- Accepts almost all standard PCR plastics
†Gradient feature not available for 48/48-well blocks. Gradient feature not available in the U.S., Germany and Japan.
Thermo Scientific* Arktik Thermal Cycler is Recommended for: PCR
Thermo Scientific* Arktik Thermal Cycler Specifications
|Size (W x D x H)||29 x 38 x 29cm|
|Power Requirements||Universal input with maximum draw of 600 W|
|Block Configurations||96 x 0.2mL, 384 x 0.03mL, 2 x 48 x 0.2mL (dual block). Interchangeable|
|Max. Ramp Rate||Up to 3°C per second|
|Thermal Range||4 to 99.9°C|
|Gradient Range†||Max. 30°C|
|User Interface||Semi-graphical programming|
|Number of Programs||99|
|Heated Lid||Manually adjustable. Over-tightening protection system.|
|TCA0001||Arktik base unit with gradient|
|TCA0002||Arktik base unit without gradient|
|TCA0096||96-well block only|
|TCA4848||Dual block only (2 x 48 wells)|
|TCA0384||384-well block only|
|†Gradient feature not available for 48/48-well blocks. Gradient feature not available in the U.S., Germany and Japan.|