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Thermal Cyclers

Since the introduction of our first thermal cycler in 1987, Applied Biosystems has continued to develop and support new PCR instruments to empower your research.  With our newest thermal cycler, the Veriti System at the forefront in innovation, we continue to bring you powerful systems to support your research.

Thermal Cyclers & Plastics Selection Guide

2720 Thermal Cycler
GeneAmp® PCR System 9700
Veriti™ Thermal Cycler
96-well Block Format 0.2 mL aluminum 0.2 mL aluminum, silver, or gold-plated silver 0.2 mL alloy
Other Formats   60-well
Dual 96-well
Dual 384-well
Auto-lid dual 384-well
96-well Fast, 0.1 ml
Features Standard 0.2 mL format and sample block provide enhanced performance and durability Standard 0.2 mL format with interchangeable blocks and sample block options provide enhanced performance and durability Intuitive touch screen and easy to operate system available in four formats to suit your needs.  96-well systems feature VeriFlex™ Blocks: 6 independent blocks for PCR optimization.
Max Block Ramp Rate 2.0 °C/sec 2.3–3.5 °C/sec
up to 5.0 °C/sec
Temperature Accuracy ±0.25ºC (35–99.9 ºC)
Temperature Range 4.0–99.9 ºC
Temperature Uniformity ≤0.5ºC (30 sec after reaching 95ºC) <0.5ºC (20 sec after reaching 95ºC)
Weight 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs) 8.6 kg (18.9 lbs) 10.6 kg (23.4 lbs)
PCR Volume Range 10–100 µL 10–80uL
Portable Memory none PCMCIA USB
Memory Size 120+ Methods* 800+ Methods
Display Interface Monochrome LCD display and tactile keypad Monochrome LCD display and tactile keypad 6.5" full VGA 32k color w/ touch screen
Tm Calculator Included
VeriFlex™ Blocks No Yes (96-well systems only)
Networking Software No PCRNet Software VeritiLink™ Remote Management Software
Power 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz
Max: 420 VA
100–240 V, 50–60 Hz
Max: 725 VA
100–240 V, 50–60 Hz
Max: 800 VA
VeriFlex Blocks Temperature Range N/A 25°C (5°C zone-to-zone)
*Number of methods stored is dependent on protocol length.