Thermal Cycler

Key Features

  • Unique Flexible Programming with FlexTemp™ technology
  • Fast ramp rates 5°C heating / 3.5°C cooling
  • Improved workflow over traditional gradient cyclers
  • Simple user interface
  • No condensation after overnight cooling at 4°C
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • View product – in online catalogue
  • View PCR Consumables – in online catalogue


The GTC96S advanced thermal cycler delivers exceptional performance at an affordable price. A unique protocol optimisation process utilises Flexible Temperature technology to segregate the 96-well plate into six discrete (4×4-well) temperature zones, made easily distinguishable by blue and black squares.

Temperature selection is no longer automated and is entirely in the hands of the operator over a 24°C range, anywhere between 4 and 96°C. This enables the operator to optimise PCR by testing 6 different temperatures simultaneously in just one thermal cycler run. With heating and cooling rates of 5°C/s and 3.5°C/s respectively, the precision temperature control of the GTC96S minimises temperature overshooting and undershooting between individual stages within each PCR cycle, resulting in faster run times and greater efficiency.

Programming is both quick and simple through a large user-friendly interface, while pre-programmed methods make set-up obvious even to first time users. A heated lid, which is fully adjustable to apply optimal pressure to 0.2ml tubes and microplates, may be programmed to hold different temperatures between 60 to 65°C or 100 to 115°C.

Simplified Workflow – Improved Throughput
Multigene OptiMax may be programmed to operate between one and six different annealing temperatures of user choice, across the block.
• Improved Throughput by reducing time
• Simplified Workflow by reducing steps

Intuitive User Interface
GTC96 utilises an intuitive user interface. This user interface is friendly to the laboratory environment and consistent with what users of MultiGene™ enjoyed in earlier models. It can be used with lab gloves even if wet. The ramping speed and eliminated overshooting and undershooting which contributes to longer run times, have been improved.

Fully Adjustable Heated Lid
OptiMax’s heated lid is fully adjustable to provide optimum pressure for use with a broad range of tubes and microplates. For optimum performance, the lid can also be programmed to hold different temperatures between 60° to 65°C and 100° to 115°C. The OptiMax lid prevents condensation and slides away and back from the user to provide full access to samples and reduce the risk of coming in contact with a hot surface.

NEW PC Viewer Option
By downloading the software and attaching a USB cable to a Windows PC, the real time temperature profiles can be viewed as they are occurring, to allow monitoring of your system.

Ordering Information

BCMGO MultiGene Optimax Thermal Cycler with 96 well block, 230V, for 96 x 0.2ml tubes or 1 x 96 well plate (Other block formats available)

Technical Specification

Sample Capacity:
• 1 x 96 well plate,
• 12x 8 x 0.2ml strip tubes,
• 96 x 0.2ml tubes
Programmable Temperature Range: 4°C to 99.9°C
Temperature Control: Calculated or block
Temperature Accuracy/Uniformity: ±0.5°C/±0.5°C
Heating/cooling method: Peltier
Gradient temperature range:
• 30°C to 99°C.
• Temperature of 6-segment blocks can be set independently
Maximum Temperature difference between 6-segment temperature blocks: 24°C
6-segment Temperature blocks: 6 temperature blocks in 4 x 4 well format
Programmable lid temperature: 60° to 65°C, 100° to 115°C
Program memory: 200 complete programs
Temp. increments/decrements: Yes
Time increments/decrements: Yes
User program folders: 50 sets
Password protected programs: Yes
Communication: USB and RS232 ports
Dimensions (W x D x H): 24 x 42 x 25 cm
Weight: 9 kg
Electrical: 240V or 120V, 50/60 Hz


MultiGene Optimax User Manual – CLICK TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD

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