Thermal Cyclers for PCR

Full Size Thermal Cyclers

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The Prime full-size thermal cycler delivers high performance, high throughput, maximum flexibility, and availability of a wide choice of thermal blocks

Get maximum flexibility with the ability to upgrade the base model to gradient capability with a simple unlock code.

Thermal blocks available

  • 0.2ml block (96 x 0.2ml)
  • 0.5ml block (60 x 0.5ml)
  • Combi-Block (33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml)
  • 384-well block
User-friendly programming is achieved via a color touchscreen and intuitive software that is standardized across the entire Techne® thermal cycler range. A USB port enables the transfer of programs between instruments and temperature logs to your PC. A real-time graphical display provides an instant visualisation of the program's status.

Gradient cycling can be achieved directly using the PrimeG instrument or by upgrading the Prime unit via a USB software installation. This enables the laboratory to manage changing cycling requirements in a cost-effective manner.

The Techne Prime cycler range is one of the most affordable full-sized thermal cyclers on the market and is backed up by a 4-year warranty.

  • Colour touchscreen for fast program setup
  • Upgrade to gradient with a simple unlock code
  • Versatile block formats
  • Fast ramp rate up to 3.4°C/sec
  • Data transfer via USB 
  • Techne 4 year warranty


The primer is a gradient-enabled thermal cycler with all the features of the Prime unit. The wide linear gradient with a range of 29°C allows annealing temperatures to be optimized in one experiment. 

The gradient calculator function displays the temperature for each of the 12 columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions.

Additional Features to Prime

  • The gradient can be applied across a temperature range 30°C to 80°C
  • Gradient calculator function
  • Maximum Gradient 29°C (Model PRIMEG/02)
  • Maximum Gradient 29°C (Model PRIMEG/05)
  • Maximum Gradient 25°C (Model PRIMEG/C)
  • Maximum Gradient 19°C (Model PRIMEG/384)

Sample capacity: 0.2ml9696
Sample capacity: 0.5ml6060
Sample capacity: 384 wellYesYes
Maximum heating rate3.4°C per second3.4°C per second
Block temperature range10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)
Block uniformity at 55°C± 0.3°C± 0.3°C
Temperature accuracy at 55°C± 0.25°C± 0.25°C
GradientCan be gradient enabledYes
Maximum Gradientna29°C, 25°C (Combi-Block),19°C (384)
Minimum Gradientna1°C
Maximum number of programs stored10001000
Maximum fan noise30dB30dB
Type8 peltier elements8 peltier elements
Adjustable heated lid temperature35°C to 115°C or off35°C to 115°C or off
Heated lid pressureAdjustable, dependent on consumablesAdjustable, dependent on consumables
Program interface5.7 inch touchscreen5.7 inch touchscreen
Data transferUSB portUSB port
Auto re-start on power failureYesYes
Dimensions (L x W x H)420 x 240 x 240mm420 x 240 x 240mm
Voltage100-230, 50-60Hz100-230, 50-60Hz
Electricity used in a standard 2 step, 30 cycle program0.3 kWh0.3 kWh

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