BioRad Gene Engine

Item: 1973EEE DNA


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BioRad PTC-200 Thermal Cycler

  • Holds four 96- or 384-well alpha blocks
  • Heated bonnet lids
  • 90-day warranty

The BioRad PTC-200 DNA Engine will meet your needs for a versatile, easy-to-use, reliable, and compact programmable thermal cycler. The PTC-200 is compatible with interchangeable sample blocks (the Alpha block unit family) that accommodate many types of tubes, microplates, and slides. A heated lid warms the samples consistently and provides oil-free cycling. An intuitive software program with easy-to-read interface for quick and painless programming, editing, file management, and password protection. Choice of calculated sample temperature control for highest speed and accuracy, or block control for compatibility with protocols designed for a variety of instrument types. The BioRad PTC-200 also features a space-saving design for easy setup and transportation.

This thermal cycler is used and reconditioned. Our technicians test all equipment to confirm that it operates properly and to the manufacturer’s specifications. While we can’t test for a specific analytical application, we will do our best to simulate the conditions under which the equipment will be run. If you have particular testing requirements or requests please let us know and we’ll work with you to make sure these requirements are addressed during testing.


  • Thermal range: –5° to 105°C, but no more than 30°C below ambient temperature
  • Thermal accuracy: ±0.3°C of programmed target at 90°C, NIST-traceable
  • Thermal uniformity: ±0.4°C well-to-well within 30 seconds of arrival at 90°C
  • Ramping speed: Up to 3°C/sec for all single- and dual-block Alpha units; up to 1.2°C/sec for the Slide Chambers Alpha unit.
  • Sample capacity: Varies with installed Alpha unit
  • Memory: 400 typical programs in up to 12 individual folders

The pictures below are representative. Please bear in mind that the equipment shown is currently in storage in our warehouse and that in addition to testing each machine we will clean all the equipment thoroughly prior to shipment. We often have multiple units of each model in stock and sometimes we're unable to feature photos of every single unit. At your request, we can provide pictures of the equipment in your order after it has been tested and cleaned.