• Personal Thermal Cycler

Personal Thermal Cycler

³Prime Thermal Cycler
Techne have completely upgraded their established thermal cyclers to become the most feature rich range of instruments on the market. The Prime range of thermal cyclers provide an unrivalled user experience because each unit, from the personal 3Prime right up to the full size PrimeG instrument feature a full colour touchscreen and intuitive user interface.

The Prime range of thermal cyclers are also designed to provide easy programming. Pre-installed templates allow the user to quickly create even the most complicated programmes via the intuitive touch interface. All Prime thermal cyclers have the ability to transfer programmes between instruments via USB or to your PC. The internal memory can hold 1000 programmes with unlimited storage available on USB data stick.

A new and unique feature of the Prime range of thermal cyclers is the ability to upgrade non-gradient thermal cyclers into gradient machines with a simple unlock code. This adds significant flexibility, allows the thermal cycler to be future-proof, and helps users spread the cost of owning a gradient thermal cycler.

The Techne Prime range of thermal cyclers are among the most reliable thermal cyclers on the market, backed by a 4 year warranty, the best in the industry.


³Prime Key Features
  • Colour touchscreen user interface for fast program setup
  • Small space-saving footprint
  • Block options; 24 x 0.2ml (compatible with 8 tube strips) and 18 x 0.5ml
  • Fast ramp rate up to 3.0°C/sec
  • Data transfer via USB
  • Techne 4 year warranty


Technical Specification
Parameters ³Primebase
Sample capacity: 0.2ml 24
Sample capacity: 0.5ml 18
Maximum heating rate 3.0°C per second
Block temperature range 10°C to 100°C
Block uniformity at 55°C ± 0.3°C
Temperature accuracy at 55°C ± 0.25°C
Type 2 peltier elements per block
Select table heated lid temperature 100°C to 115°C or off
Heated lid pressure Fixed
Program interface 3.5
Maximum number of programs stored 1000
Data transfer USB port
Auto re-start on power failure Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) 350 x 210 x 180 mm
Weight 6kg
Voltage 100-230 V, 50-60 Hz
Power 155 W


Ordering Information
Product Code Description
3PRIMEBASE/ 02 ³Prime thermal cycler, 24 x 0.2 ml
3PRIMEBASE/ 05 ³Prime thermal cycler, 18 x 0.5 ml