Thermal Validation Services

Thermal Validation Services for Thermal Cyclers and Real-Time PCR Detection Systems

Thermal Validation Services ensure that your thermal cyclers and real-time PCR instruments are performing optimally and at their highest accuracy and uniformity.

Routinely using these Thermal Validation Services lets you:

  • Trust your results — know that systems are accurately performing rapid temperature cycling key to experimental success
  • Avoid unexpected instrument downtime — minimize unexpected instrument repairs and increase work efficiency with proactive instrument verification
  • Remain compliant — facilitate regulatory compliance with frequent instrument verification and proper documentation

During the thermal validation procedure, a certified service engineer ensures that the instrument performs according to its specifications by:

  • Assessing PCR block accuracy, thermal uniformity, and instrument ramp rate
  • Completing a rapid temperature cycling protocol mimicking an actual experiment to confirm that thermal block settling times are within specifications
  • Providing accurate results you can trust — all thermal validation used by our service engineers are National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable

At completion, customers receive a thermal validation report clearly documenting instrument performance. This certificate can be used to aid with regulatory compliance requirements.

Available Thermal Validation Services*

Thermal Cyclers
C1000 Touch™

Real-Time PCR Instruments
CFX96 Touch™
CFX384 Touch™
CFX Connect™
CFX96 Touch™ Deep Well

* Contact your Bio-Rad office for information regarding Thermal Validation Service availability in your region. Bio-Rad also offers Thermal Validation Services for many discontinued thermal cyclers and real-time PCR instruments. Contact your local Bio-Rad office to learn more about these services.

Additional Validation Tools and Services for Thermal Cyclers and Real-Time PCR Instruments