MultiGene OptiMax Thermal Cycler

MultiGene OptiMax Thermal Cycler
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  • Unique Flexible Programming with FlexTemp™ technology
  • Fast ramp rates 5oC heating / 3.5oC cooling
  • Simple user interface
  • No condensation after overnight cooling at 4°C
  • 3 Year Warranty

Designed with versatility and performance in mind, the Labnet MultiGene Optimax Thermal Cycler is the ideal PCR machine for labs that perform regular genotyping or other high-throughput PCR experiments.  The Multi-Gene Optimax has all the features you want in a PCR machine and more: fast and accurate temperature changes, program flexibility that includes temperature gradients and increments, an enhanced heated lid, and compatibility with most PCR tubes and 96-well plates. Unlike traditional PCR thermal cyclers, which impose a pre-defined temperature gradient across the entire plate, the Labnet MultiGene Optimax Thermal Cycler allows you to select the annealing temperatures you want for better than gradient performance. 


Our unique design consists of 6 individually-controlled 4 x 4 temperature zones, clearly labelled on the heat block, that can each be set to any temperature within a 24°C range. This allows you to quickly optimize PCR conditions or run multiple primer sets at the same time for enhanced efficiency. 


The Multi-Gene Optimax Thermal Cycler also maximizes the yield and specificity of your product by giving you the option of temperature and time increments for touchdown PCR, amplifying long DNA templates, or other advanced operations. 


This thermal cycler has the fast ramp times you expect: 5°C per second for heating and 3.5°C per second for cooling. To increase accuracy, temperature control is based on an algorithm that estimates the temperature of the sample inside the tube, rather than that of the external heat block alone. This minimizes temperature undershoot and overshoot and speeds up reaction times. The programmable heated lid prevents evaporation and condensation, eliminating sample loss and concentration changes. Select the lid temperature from two possible ranges (100-115°C or 60-65°C) for compatibility with both traditional PCR reactions and lower-temperature protocols such as reverse transcription. To increase consistency and minimize cross-contamination, the fully-adjustable lid ensures that pressure is applied evenly across all samples, no matter which style of PCR tubes you choose. For your safety, the lid opens with a sliding mechanism designed to prevent accidental contact with hot surfaces. 


The MultiGene Optimax is simple to use, with a large LCD graphical display and easy-to-adjust preloaded PCR protocols. The new PC Viewer feature allows you to monitor the progress and temperature profiles of your reaction from your own computer in real-time. Perfect for large labs, the software can hold 200 stored programs and up to 50 password-protected folders to prevent other users from making undesired changes to your stored protocols. 




Sample Capacity1 x 96 well plate, 12 8 x 0.2mL strip tubes, 96 x 0.2mL tubes
Programmable Temperature Range4°C to 99.9°C
Temperature ControlCalculated or block
Temperature Accuracy/Uniformity±0.5°C/±0.5°C
Heating/cooling methodPeltier
Gradient temperature range30°C to 99°C. Temperature of 6-segment blocks can be set independently.
Maximum Temperature difference between 6-segment temperature blocks24°C
6-segment Temperature blocks6 temperature blocks in 4 x 4 well format
Programmable lid temperature60° to 65°C, 100° to 115°C
Program memory200 complete programs
Temp. increments/decrementsYes
Time increments/decrementsYes
User program folders50 sets
Password protected programsYes
CommunicationUSB and RS232 ports
Dimensions (W x D x H)24 x 42 x 25 cm
Weight9 kg
Electrical240V or 120V, 50/60 Hz
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  • Author: L_Fraley
    The MultiGene Optimax is a great unit. We use it for all of our genotyping with 96-well plates and strip tubes. Programming is simple on the touch-pad and we have had no issues with the unit so far. I would recommend the MultiGene Optimax to any lab looking for a high quality thermalcycler at a great price.