Biometra TRIO — Triple Powered PCR
Threefold power for maximum flexibility in PCR
The Biometra Trio is a unique, premium instrument, »Made in Germany« and held to the absolute highest quality standards. The Biometra TRIO provides three independent sample blocks which can run three different PCR reactions in parallel. The instrument is available with different sample blocks: 3 x 48 well for 0.2 ml tubes, 3 x 30 well for 0.5 ml tubes or 3 x combi block for 48 well 0.2 ml tubes or 18* x 0.5 ml tubes each. Thus, the Biometra TRIO offers high throughput in parallel operation (up to 144 x 0.2 ml samples) in combination with the flexibility to run different protocols. This makes the Biometra TRIO thermal cycler the perfect instrument for laboratories with the demand for high flexibility and the need often to optimize new PCR-protocols.
Three independent thermal cyclers in one housing
The Biometra TRIO thermal cycler is the only instrument that provides three independent blocks and heated lids in one housing. Thanks to the multiblock technology three different independent protocols can be run in parallel. The Biometra TRIO offers high throughput in parallel operation (up to 144 x 0.2 ml samples) in combination with the flexibility to run different protocols.
User specific quick start of programs
The intuitive software offers very straightforward programming and for GMP-regulated laboratories highly configurable user management, plus extensive tools for system diagnostics as well as documentation of PCR runs. To create PCR protocols the user can select between tabular or graphical programming. The user-specific quick start in combination with the program preview makes tedious searches for previously used PCR programs superfluous.
Temperature Optimisation Step (TOS)
To find the optimal annealing temperature of new primers pairs the Biometra TRIO Thermocycler offers the Temperature Optimisation Step function. Temperature Optimisation Steps, by making use of the three blocks, provide different annealing temperatures in a gradient-like fashion. In the corresponding screen just enter an annealing temperature for the block in the middle and an increment, defining the temperature difference for the first and third block. For maximum ease of use programs with Temperature Optimisation Steps automatically start on all three blocks, there is no need to start and stop the blocks individually.
* capacity increases to 35 x 0.5 ml tubes by use of small cap tubes