The new MultiGene™ OptiMax replaces our successful and reliable MultiGene™ Gradient thermal cycler and brings new speed and advanced features to our Labnet Thermal Cycler line providing premium performance at an affordable price.
The MultiGene™ OptiMax employs a new protocol optimization process improving on older gradient features. The OptiMax utilizes FlexTemp™ technology that effectively separates the 96 well plate into 6 – (4 x 4) temperature regions that allow you to pick the temperatures you want to test against. These regions are easily identified by the blue and black squares visible on the microplate platen, Instead of having the thermal cycler choose temperatures for you, you can choose any temperatures you want within a 24°C range.
The MultiGene™ OptiMax has a heating rate of 4°C /sec and a cooling rate of 3°C/sec. We have minimized overshooting and undershooting so that your reactions only see the temperatures they are supposed to see. (See figure) This also leads to faster runs time.