Eco™ 48 Thermal Technology

qPCR specificity and efficiency relies on precise temperature control during the denaturation and annealing steps. 
For the highest accuracy, temperature must remain uniform across the entire heat block, ensuring that all samples are processed equally. The unique thermal block design of Eco™ 48 achieves this with a unique heating and cooling system that provides accurate ±0.1ºC temperature control and quickly cycles from one temperature to the next.

The Eco™ 48 has rapid heating and cooling rates. Average ramp rates of 5.5°C/sec reduce overall PCR run times. The typical run time for a 40 cycle PCR protocol is under 40 minutes. In testing, the quickest optimised programme enabled a 40 cycle qPCR experiment to complete in just 18 minutes.

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