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PRIME Thermal Cycler

  • Colour touchscreen for fast program setup.
  • Versatile block format
  • Temperature range 4°C to 100°C
  • Fast ramp rate of up to 3.4°C/sec
  • Can be upgraded for gradient cycling
  • Data transfer via USB
  • 4 year warranty

This full sized thermal cycler delivers both high performance and high throughput to provide maximum flexibility when processing a large number of samples in parallel. 

A versatile, fully interchangeable block system allows exchange in a matter of seconds without the need of tools (60 x 0.5ml, 96 x 0.2ml, 96 skirted & non-skirted plates and 384 well plate formats available) 

User friendly programming is achieved via a colour touchscreen and intuitive software that is standardised across the entire Techne thermal cycler range. A USB port enables the transfer of programmes between instruments and temperature logs to your PC. A real time graphical display provides an instant visualisation of the program status. 

Gradient cycling can be achieved directly using the PRIME G instrument or by upgrading the PRIME BASE unit. 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.

Technical Specification

Sample capacity: 0.2ml


Sample capacity: 0.5ml


Sample capacity: 384 well


Maximum heating rate


Block temperature range

4 °C to 100°C

Block uniformity at 50°C


Temperature accuracy at 50°C



Can be gradient enabled


8 peltier element/block

Maximum cooling rate


Selectable heated lid temperature

100 °C to 115°C or off

Heated lid pressure

Adjustable, dependent on consumables

Program interface

5.7" 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)

420 x 240 x 240mm




100-230V, 50-60Hz



Order # Description

Prime Base Thermal Cycler (96x0.2ml)

Prime Base Thermal Cycler (60x0.5ml)

Prime Base Thermal Cycler (384-Well)

Prime USB Gradient Upgrade

Prime G Gradient Thermal Cycler (96x0.2ml)

Prime G Gradient Thermal Cycler (60x0.5ml)

Prime G Gradient Thermal Cycler (384-Well)


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