MiniOpticon Real-Time PCR System


The MiniOpticon™ system is a compact, two-color, real-time detection platform built on the MJ Mini™ cycler. It is one of the smallest and most portable systems available for real-time PCR applications and gel-free PCR analysis. Its two-color multiplexing capability allows detection of a range of fluorophores.

In the MiniOpticon system, samples are sequentially illuminated by a fixed array of 48 light-emitting diodes (LEDs), minimizing cross talk. Emitted fluorescence is detected by one of two filtered photodiodes to ensure independent detection of both colors.

This no-moving-parts design allows sensitive detection in a small but robust package. The MiniOpticon system incorporates all the features of the MJ Mini cycler, including precise thermal control and temperature gradient capability. The system also features:

  • Opticon Monitor™ analysis software, which performs applications including quantitative RT-PCR, relative gene expression analysis, and allelic discrimination
  • Ability to connect up to four instruments to a single computer



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(Discontinued) MiniOpticon Real-Time PCR System

Two-color real-time PCR detection system, 48 samples, includes optical housing, MJ Mini thermal cycler, analysis software; education use only

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10954 Instruction Manual, MiniOpticon System, Rev J Click to download
2592 Gradient Feature Flier: Maximize Your Optimization Power, Rev D Click to download
5262 MJ Mini Thermal Cycler and MiniOpticon Real-Time PCR System Brochure, Rev C Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
5274 MiniOpticon Two-Color Real-Time PCR System Brochure, Rev A Click to download
5341 Real-Time PCR Amplification Instruments Brochure, Rev C Click to download