Prime Thermal Cycler

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Prime Thermal Cyclers

The Prime full size thermal cycler delivers high performance, high throughput and maximum flexibility with an ability to upgrade base model to gradient capability with a simple unlock code, as well as the availability of a wide choice of thermal blocks:

0.2ml block (96 x 0.2ml)
0.5ml block (60 x 0.5ml)
Combi-Block (33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml)
384-well block

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 PrimeG instrument or by upgrading the Prime unit via a USB software installation. 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.
• Colour touchscreen for fast program setup
• Upgrade to gradient with a simple unlock code
• Versatile block formats
• Fast ramp rate up to 3.4°C/sec
• Data transfer via USB
• Techne 4 year warranty


The PrimeG is a gradient enabled thermal cycler with all the features of the Prime unit. The wide linear gradient with a range of 29°C allows annealing temperatures to be optimised in one experiment.
The gradient calculator function displays the temperature for each of the 12 columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions.

Additional Features to Prime

• Gradient can be applied across a temperature range 30°C to 80°C
• Gradient calculator function
• Maximum Gradient 29°C (Model PRIMEG/02)
• Maximum Gradient 29°C (Model PRIMEG/05)
• Maximum Gradient 25°C (Model PRIMEG/C)
• Maximum Gradient 19°C (Model PRIMEG/384)

Technical Specification

Parameters Prime PrimeG
Sample capacity: 0.2ml 96 96
Sample capacity: 0.5ml 60 60
Sample capacity: 384 well Yes Yes
Maximum heating rate 3.4°C per second 3.4°C per second
Block temperature range 10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold) 10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)
Block uniformity at 55°C ± 0.3°C ± 0.3°C
Temperature accuracy at 55°C ± 0.25°C ± 0.25°C
Gradient Can be gradient enabled Yes
Maximum Gradient na 29°C, 25°C (Combi-Block), 19°C (384)
Minimum Gradient na 1°C
Maximum number of programs stored 1000 1000
Maximum fan noise 30dB 30dB
Type 8 peltier elements 8 peltier elements
Adjustable heated lid temperature 35°C to 115°C or off 35°C to 115°C or off
Heated lid pressure Adjustable, dependent on consumables Adjustable, dependent on consumables
Program interface 5.7 inch touchscreen 5.7 inch touchscreen
Data transfer USB port USB port
Auto re-start on power failure Yes Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) 420 x 240 x 240mm 420 x 240 x 240mm
Weight 9.4kg 9.4kg
Voltage 100-230, 50-60Hz 100-230, 50-60Hz
Power 425W 425W
Electricity used in a standard 2 step, 30 cycle program 0.3 kWh 0.3 kWh

Ordering Information

Product Code Description
5PRIME / 02 Prime thermal cycler, 96 x 0.2ml
5PRIME / 05 Prime thermal cycler, 60 x 0.5ml
5PRIME / C Prime thermal cycler, Combi-Block 33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml
5PRIME / 384 Prime thermal cycler, 384-well
5PRIMEX / USB Prime gradient upgrade
5PRIMEG / 02 PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 96 x 0.2ml
5PRIMEG / 05 PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 60 x 0.5ml
5PRIMEG / C PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, Combi-Block 33 x 0.2ml and 33 x 0.5ml
5PRIMEG / 384 PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 384-well

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Information on this website is correct at time of reading.

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