The Real-time PCR Thermocycler qTOWER iris empowers your exploration. It equips you to meet your current and future needs in qPCR, as a truly open system: You are free to choose what it takes for your venture – from consumables, assays, to color modules. The instrument can hit six targets at once. And for your peace of mind, you can count on a system designed for long-term use that operates quietly and smoothly, providing uniform precision across every well.
Everything There is to Know in the World of qPCR
Complete Spectrum: Clear signals from UV-A to Near Infrared (NIR), multiplexing for up to six targets simultaneously
Freedom of Choice: Compatible with all standard dyes, consumables, reagents, and assays
Color Modules: Select freely and purchase individually
Temperature Accuracy: ± 0.15 degrees Celsius (market standard: up to ± 0.4 degrees Celsius)
Application Support: Direct from the manufacturer
Open Access: Raw data freely accessible (or presented as interpolated curves)
Noise Level: Barely audible
Efficient Work with Clear Signals
The Full Spectrum: qTOWER iris processes up to six targets simultaneously and provides clear signals across the entire spectrum — from Near Infrared (NIR) to UV-A. The device comes factory-calibrated, eliminating the need for recalibration when introducing new dyes.
Ergonomics: qTOWER iris performs a self-test before each run, and the fiber optic system can be checked through Fiber check. The mechanics are faultless and operation is quiet, contributing to a peaceful lab environment.
Free Choice: Color modules are sold separately, and the choice of dyes and consumables is entirely yours. The device does not require recalibration for new dyes, and weak signals can be selectively amplified through software gain settings.
Accelerated Research Without Edge Effects
Precision in Each Well: The target temperature is precisely reached during heating and cooling, without overshooting or undershooting, preventing false amplification (artifacts). There are also no edge effects; thanks to uniform temperature distribution across the entire block, the deviation is ± 0.15 degrees Celsius, compared to the market standard of ± 0.4 degrees. This also applies to readout results: Since the fiber optic advances column by column, it reads each well from the same angle, unlike camera optics.
Faster Assay Completion: The Linear Gradient Tool allows for the testing of various temperatures column-wise in the same run, with twelve temperature ranges for the 96-well block (24 for the 384-well block). The gradient function spans up to 40°C for the 96-well block or 24°C for the 384-well block and can be adjusted in increments of at least 0.1°C.