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Alpha Cycler 1 (AC-1) 96 well block

Alpha Cycler 1 (AC-1) 96 well block

  • Voted Best Cycler Design for 2016 !
  • Alpha cyclers are developed to deliver not only the best quality data
  • Active Sample Cooling - For sharper amplification and minimal non-specific amplification
  • Program Wizard - Generate a protocol specific to your sequence
  • Gradients - Allowing for simplified temperature optimisation
  • Trade In Trade Up your old MJ or PE cyclers

For more information or to place an offline order call 1-800-745-2710


Single block Alpha Cycler 1 (AC-1) with 96 well block (gradient capable) BRAND NEW with 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty. 

 The Alpha Cycler 1 is a compact and richly feature driven entry level PCR machine with extreme ease of use and incredible performance at its core. Alpha Cycler software has handy features such as recently used Programs- allowing users to quickly access their most commonly used protocols without the need to navigate through folders to find it, individual user logins; with protected protocols as-well-as allowing users’ access to temperature logs after each run to monitor the state of the system. 

The Alpha Cycler systems also contain a novel Program wizard which allows users to define a protocol based specifically off their primer sequence and template source. Primer sequences or Tms are inputted, amplicon length and source defined and the on board algorithm generates an optimised protocol for your assay. Active Sample Cooling (ASC) is an approach which the Alpha Cycler takes to reduce non-specific amplification in your PCR reactions. Active sample cooling can all but stop the formation of primer dimers early in cycling. All Alpha Cycler Block formats, 96 or 384 well run gradients across the 12 or 16 columns respectively. Each blocks 6 individual heat sources (peltier elements) allow for much finer optimization of your temperatures and by extension enable more specific PCR product amplification. With the Alpha cycles gradient converter you can in one clik adjust the gradient step to the specific temperature of the column that gave the best results; No need to re-write the protocol - just convert the gradient to the optimized temperature.

Don't forget to ask your GMI sales rep about its Trade-in Trade-up Program discounting your new Alpha Cycler 1 by trading in your eligible MJ PTC product or PE 9700 or 9800.

Format: Single block
Block Options: 96 or 384 well format
Maximum heating rate 3.4°C per second
Block temperature range 10°C to 100°C (4°C final hold)
Block uniformity at 55°C ± 0.3°C
Temperature accuracy at 55°C ± 0.25°C
Gradient Yes on all formats
Maximum number of programs stored 1000
Peltier element type 6
Adjustable heated lid temperature 35°C to 115°C or off
Software platform Android
Auto re-start on power failure Yes
Voltage 100-230, 50-60Hz
GMI Certified Service means:
  • Healthy operation of your instrument
  • Helping to ensure the quality of your results
  • Lowering cost of ownership through multilple service agreement options
  • Prolonging instrument serviceable life
  • Safe Operation of your equipment
  • Minimizing downtime increases productivity and minimizes revenue loss
  • Instrument Evaluation Services
  • Contract Refurbishing
  • Relocation Services
  • Equipment Finder Service
  • Training Courses
  • Depot Repair
  • Instrument Decommisioning & Disposal Services
Service Agreements

Preventative Maintenance Visit
('tune up', including cleaning, lubrication, and adjustments)
1 Service Visit
Service Visit 1PM
1 Service Visit
1 2
Parts and Labor    

Discounted Parts
Discounted Labor (As needed)

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  • We routinely save discerning laboratories 30-80% with our recertified pre-owned and factory clearance instrument offerings.

  • Quality? ISO 9001:2008 certified means we remove 100% of the risk in buying ‘used’ laboratory equipment.

  • Warranties from 90 days to a year as well as multi-year service agreements are available.

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Apart from our meticulous inspection processes, GMI’s available warranties and multi-year service agreements guarantee customer satisfaction - no need to go through frustrating and time-consuming product returns!
Additionally, all items are thoroughly cleaned and professionally packaged/crated with care to insure they arrive in your lab ready for use.