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Analytik Jena qTOWER³ real-time PCR thermal cyclers

The top performer among real-time PCR thermal cyclers

Do you rely on low operating costs, fast analysis times, and obtaining the best results – all at a high sample volume? Our qTOWER³ product portfolio raises your real-time PCR workflow to the next level. Reduce your number of repeat analyses, increase your analysis speed, and significantly reduce your cost per sample in the process. The qTOWER³ thermal cycler also provides you with state-of-the-art heating technology and temperature homogeneity, which is immediately reflected in more accurate results.

Analytik Jena qTOWER³ real-time PCR thermal cyclers

The top performer among real-time PCR thermal cyclers

Do you rely on low operating costs, fast analysis times, and obtaining the best results – all at a high sample volume? Our qTOWER³ product portfolio raises your real-time PCR workflow to the next level. Reduce your number of repeat analyses, increase your analysis speed, and significantly reduce your cost per sample in the process. The qTOWER³ thermal cycler also provides you with state-of-the-art heating technology and temperature homogeneity, which is immediately reflected in more accurate results.


Technical Data - qTOWER³ Product Family

Thermal Cycler

qTOWER3/
qTOWER3 G
qTOWER3 touch/
qTOWER3 G touch
qTOWER3 84/
qTOWER3 84 G
Thermoblock Silver sample block with gold coating Aluminum, special alloy
Block capacity 96 x 0.2 ml tubes/ 96 well microplates/ 12 x 8 well strips, 0.2 ml 384 wells
Sample volume 5 – 100 μl 2–30 μl (5–25 μl recommended)
Heating 8 °C/s 4 °C/s
Cooling 6 °C/s 2 °C/s
Temperature setting range 4 – 99 °C
Temperature uniformity 55 °C ± 0.15 °C after 15 s
Temperature control precision ± 0.1 °C
Gradient 12 column: 4 °C – 99 °C, Linear Gradient Tool 24 column: 4 °C – 99 °C, Linear Gradient Tool
Max. / min. gradient 40 °C/ 0.1 °C 24 °C/ 0.1 °C
Lid temperature 30 °C – 110 °C
Contact pressure

30 kg, automated

Optics

Measuring principle

Fibre optic shuttle system with 8fold scanner and color modules for excitation and emission filters Fibre optic shuttle system with 12fold scanner and color modules for excitation and emission filters

Light source

4 longlife, high-power LEDs (RGBW)

Detector

High sensitive PMT (Photo Multiplier Tube)

Read-out time

6 s for 96 wells independent of the number of dyes

6 seconds for 384 wells regardless of the number of filters

Color modules

  • 12 color-, FRET-  and protein modules
  • 6 positions in the device
Configuration Free configuration
Control

PC

PC- or stand-alone (optional)

PC

Language German, English, Chinese, Russian German, English German, English, Chinese, Russian
Display - 10“ tablet, colored, touch -
Operating system Windows 7 or higher
Minimum requirement of PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 2048 MB RAM, USB 2.0, Display resolution min. 1280 x 1024 pixel
Export function Excel, *.csv, LIMS, qBase+, GeneIO, GenEx
Memory capacity Not limited on PC or tablet

Weight

Approx.30 kg

Size (W x H x D)

275 mm x 585 mm x 275 mm

Interface
  • PC connection: USB
  • Tablet: USB for data transfer, barcode reader

Power supply

100 – 240 V
Power consumption Max. 850 W
Noise emission Max. 45 dB
Operation conditions 15 °C – 35 °C, 70% humidity, max. 2,000 m NN

Warranty

2 years warranty on device system
10 years long-term warranty on high performance optics

qPCR Application

qTOWER³/

qTOWER³ G

qTOWER³ touch / qTOWER³ G touch qTOWER³ 84/

qTOWER³ 84 G

Sensitivity

Detects 1 copy of target sequence
Dynamic range 10 orders of magnitude
Passive reference
  • Not necessary, due to single excitation/detection of each well
  • Optional available in software
Multiplex analysis Up to 6 fold