MJ Thermalcycler alternatives???

Phillip San Miguel pmiguel at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu
Wed Jan 14 12:44:55 EST 1998

The only thermal cyclers I know of that have the throughput of a tetrad are the
TC 1600 from IAS:
It's at the bottom of this page:


I've never seen one though...  For that matter, I've never seen a tetrad.

Phillip San Miguel
Purdue University

Eric C. Buxton wrote:

> After purchasing 5 Tetrads and being totally unimpressed with their
> reliability (4/5 have required chassis replacement and all 5 have suffered
> from bad Alpha units in under a year's worth of use-one failed after a
> month).  The only positive aspect is that MJ supplies loaners.  In a few
> instances, however, their loaners failed before our units were returned.
> With 5 units, it becomes difficult to keep track of all the RMAs at once. I
> wonder if anyone has any suggestions for a more robust system. Are there any?
> Anyone have recommendations? TIA
> Eric
> --------------
> Eric C. Buxton, Ph.D.
> Lexicon Genetics, Inc.
> 4000 Research Forest Dr.
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> buxton at lexgen.com
> Where soft drinks were just $0.10!!!

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