MJ Mini Thermal Cycler



Patented Seal

Illustration of MJ Mini reaction module. Upper and lower O-ring gaskets (red) form a hermetic seal around the TEs for a dramatic improvement in thermal cycler longevity. Enlarged view shows cross-section of reaction module.

* U.S. patent 7,051,536.

Programming Options

Two easy programming options on the MJ Mini™ cycler. A graphical mode allows you to quickly modify basic cycling parameters, while a menu-based text mode allows you to efficiently enter advanced options. During a PCR run, pressing a single key changes the display to show: a list of program steps; graphical representation of protocol progress with real-time displays of block, lid, and sample temperatures; and time remaining in run.

Thermal Gradient

Maximize Reaction Efficiency and Increase Accuracy of Quantitation
Selecting the optimal annealing temperature for your oligo reduces amplification of nonspecific products. The thermal gradient feature of the MJ Mini cycler with the MiniOpticon system makes finding the optimal temperature easy, by allowing you to program a temperature gradient across the sample block for any incubation step. After analysis of PCR products, use the gradient calculator to see which temperature yielded the best results. Simply enter the temperature range, and the calculator displays the exact temperature at which each sample was run. With thermal gradient technology, your PCR reactions can be optimized in a single experiment.

For any incubation step in your PCR protocol, you can simultaneously incubate samples at up to eight temperatures with a range of 1–16°C. This makes finding the appropriate temperature easy and allows you to optimize your PCR reactions in a single experiment.

The compact 48-well MJ Mini™ thermal cycler is a powerful, small-capacity, high-performance personal thermal cycler for conducting polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the classroom. The MJ Mini cycler offers thermal gradient technology so you can optimize reactions for maximum efficiency and accurate quantitation.

Thermal Cycler  
Sample capacity 48 x 0.2 ml tubes, 48-well PCR plate,
Speed of ramping Up to 2.5°C/sec
Thermal range 0–99°C
Temperature accuracy ±0.2°C of programmed target at 90°C, NIST-traceable
Temperature uniformity ±0.4°C well-to-well within 10 sec of arrival at 90°C
Input power 100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz, 400 W maximum
Display 64 x 128 LCD
Ports 2 USB
Memory 400 typical programs
Dimensions (W x D x H) 19 x 32 x 20 cm (7.5 x 12.5 x 8")
Weight 4.1 kg (9.1 lb)
Gradient accuracy ±0.4°C of programmable target at end
Row uniformity ±0.4°C well-to-well (within row) within
Gradient range 35–99°C
Temperature differential range 1–16°C

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(Discontinued) MJ Mini 48-Well Personal Thermal Cycler

120/240 V, compact thermal cycler, includes adjustable heated lid, holds 48 x 0.2 ml tubes, 12 x 0.5 ml tubes, or a 48-well microplate; education use only

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Number Description Options
10968 Instruction Manual, MJ Mini™ Gradient Thermal Cycler, Rev. E 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) ]
5277 Bio-Rad Thermal Cyclers Brochure, Rev G Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]