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Alpha Cycler 4 PCRmax

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Multi-block thermal cycler

PCRmax developed this system not only with the high throughput market in mind but also for standard throughput and multiple user environments who are space conscious and have requirements for multiple users and block formats.

The PCRmax Alpha cyclers are developed to deliver not only the best quality data but also to innovate and exceed the high standards expected by the community.

Alpha Cycler software has features such as recently used programmes; allowing users to quickly access their most commonly used protocols without the need to navigate through folders to find it, individual user logins; with protected protocols as-well-as allowing users’ access to temperature logs after each run to monitor the state of the system.

The Alpha Cycler systems also contain a novel programme wizard which allows users to define a protocol based specifically off their primer sequence and template source. Primer sequences or Tms are inputted, amplicon length and source defined and the on board algorithm generates an optimised protocol for your assay.


Alpha cycler 1 Alpha cycler 4
Capacity 96 or 384 well format 96 or 384 well format (Options: All 96 or all 384, 96 and 3 x 384, 2x 96 and 2x 384, or 3x 96 and 1x 384)
Max. ramp rate 3.4°C per second 3.4°C per second
Uniformity (55°C) ± 0.3°C ± 0.3°C
Accuracy ± 0.25°C ± 0.25°C
Temp. range 10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold) 10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)
Gradient Yes (on all formats) Yes
Min. Gradient 1°C 1°C
Max. Gradient 29°C 29°C
Temp. lid 35°C to 115°C or off 35°C to 115°C or off
Dimensions 430 x 260 x 200 mm 700 x 535 x 200 mm


Scalable – Chose from any combination of 96 or 384 well blocks
Compact – Save precious labspace by condensing four truly independent blocks into one chassis with no networking issues or connectivity concerns
Active Sample cooling – For sharper amplification and minimal non-specific amplification
Programme Wizard – Generate a protocol specific to your sequence, template source and amplicon length in seconds
Gradient – Allowing for simplified temperature optimisation, no matter the block chosen
96/384 well formats – Flexibility for any scale and user needs USB connectivity – To retrieve system information and easily transfer protocols between systems
Android driven 10” tablet interface – Quad core speed and excellent connectivity and feel