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3PRIME Thermal Cycler

3PRIME Thermal Cycler

Techne have upgraded their established personal cycler range to provide easier programming and increased instrument flexibility, whilst maintaining the rapid ramping rates and small footprint that make them ideal for research and teaching laboratories.


Using a new colour touchscreen and ready-to-go templates the user is intuitively guided to create even the most complicated programs. All units have the ability to transfer programmes and temperature logs via USB between instruments or to your PC. The new interface delivers a standardised user experience across the entire Techne thermal cycler range.

Gradient cycling can be achieved directly using the 3 PRIME G instrument or by upgrading the 3 PRIME X unit. This enables the laboratory to manage changing cycling requirements in a cost effective manner. The Techne 3 PRIME cycler range is the most reliable low cost personal cycler solution on the market and is backed up by a 4 year warranty.

  • Colour touchscreen for fast program setup
  • Small space-saving footprint
  • Temperature range 4°C to 100°C
  • Fast ramp rate of up to 3.0°C/sec
  • Block options; 24 x 0.2ml (compatible with 8 well microtube strips) and 15 x 0.5ml
  • Data transfer via USB
  • 4 year warranty
Technical Specification

Sample capacity: 0.2ml


Sample capacity: 0.5ml


Maximum heating rate


Block temperature range

4 °C to 100°C

Block uniformity at 50°C


Temperature accuracy at 50°C



2 x peltier element/block

Maximum cooling rate


Selectable heated lid temperature

100 °C to 115°C or off

Heated lid pressure


Program interface

3.5" VGA colour touchscreen with graphical display

Maximum number of programs stored


Data transfer

USB port

Auto re-start on power failure


Dimensions (L x W x H)

350 x 210 x 180mm




100-230V, 50-60Hz



Order #Description

3 Prime Base Thermal Cycler (24x0.2ml)

3 Prime Base Thermal Cycler (18x0.5ml)

3 Prime X Thermal Cycler (48x0.2ml)

3 Prime X Thermal Cycler (30x0.5ml)

3 Prime X USB Gradient Upgrade

3 Prime G Gradient Thermal Cycler (48x0.2ml)

3 Prime G Gradient Thermal Cycler (30x0.5ml)

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