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Mic uses a patented magnetic induction technology to heat your samples and fan forced air for cooling. This means fast qPCR results through rapid heating and cooling with 35 cycles possible in under 25 minutes*.
Back that up with a robust optical system that reads all channels simultaneously and running multiplexed assays has never been quicker. The Mic real-time cycler is available in either 2 or 4 channel models.
Each channel uses an independent high intensity LED, photodetector and filter set combining together to give unparalleled detection performance.
With a fixed optical path and no moving parts there is never any optical alignment or calibration required. Even better is that no reference dyes or crosstalk compensation is required.
*Assays designed toward cDNA targets with short amplicon sizes and using fast cycling compatible polymerases
Mic’s spinning aluminium rotor gives unsurpassed temperature uniformity during dynamic and static operations. All other block-based qPCR cyclers only promise static uniformity, which could lead to inaccurate data, as samples aren’t heated and cooled at the same rate.
You might think this level of accuracy requires constant calibration, but Mic’s good to go right out of the box.
You don’t need to calibrate – ever.
Combine an excellent temperature accuracy of ± 0.25ºC, a first class well-to-well temperature uniformity of ± 0.05ºC, and superior equilibration time uniformity (zero seconds for all wells to reach the same temperature) and you can easily classify difficult class IV SNPs that require melt temperature resolutions of less than 0.1ºC.
Excellent reproducibility between samples and repeatability between runs and every Mic qPCR instrument, ensures the highest level of quantification precision; allowing for the detection of two-fold differences in gene expression levels.
Mic takes up less space on the bench than your lab book. And weighing in at just 2 kg, this is the most portable compact qPCR cycler on the market. Even four Mic’s stacked together take up less bench space than your current cycler.
Only magnetic induction technology by way of its elegant simplicity makes it possible to achieve such a small qPCR instrument footprint.
The Mic qPCR tube format uses 0.1 mL strips of four tubes and matching caps, supporting volumes of 10 to 25 µL. A tab on the first tube ensures correct orientation of tubes at all times.
High speed centrifugation ensures samples spin down at the start of a run, and the pre-loaded oil overlay inside each tube prevents evaporation and condensation, eliminating the need for bulky heated lids and external centrifuges whilst simultaneously improving the quality of results.
These benefits are only possible because of Mic’s unique rotary and magnetic induction cycler technology.
Multiple Mics can be operated from one workstation so 48 becomes 96, and 96 becomes 192. Bluetooth technology means fewer cables too.
Instruments can communicate via Bluetooth or USB cable and you can connect as many as ten instruments to one PC. This means up to 480 samples can be analysed simultaneously.
Mic’s advanced software has a full suite of qPCR analysis tools to process your sample data. Individual runs can be collated into a project and analysed together. For more information on the software click here.
Naturally you want to be up and running as quickly as possible so installation for the instrument has been made plug-and-play. It’s as simple as installing the software and starting your first run.
Mic is developed and manufactured by Bio Molecular Systems (BMS), the original team behind Rotor-Gene 6000™, X-Tractor Gene™ and CAS-1200™.
At BMS, we’re committed in helping you further with your research in the life sciences. Founded by leading innovators of the former Corbett Life Sciences Company, we draw on decades of expertise when designing, manufacturing and distributing our laboratory instruments of unparalleled accuracy and functionality.
With two state-of-the-art R&D and testing facilities located near Brisbane and Sydney, we’re able to optimise quality, minimise overheads and ensure rapid product development.
More information about Bio Molecular Systems can be found on their website.
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