3PrimeX a 3PrimeG Thermal Cyclers (Techne/Bibby Scientific)

The ³PrimeX delivers all the features of the ³Prime instrument but with an expanded sample capacity, accommodating 48 x 0.2ml microtubes, 30 x 0.5ml tubes plus half a 96 well plate in a horizontal format. Design flexibility allows the unit to be upgraded to included gradient cycling capability.

3Prime Key Features

• Colour touchscreen interface for fast program setup
• Small space-saving footprint
• Larger block sizes; 48 x 0.2ml (half 96-well plate) and 30 x 0.5ml
• Fast ramp rate up to 3.0°C/sec
• Upgradable for gradient cycling (see 3PrimeG specification)
• Data Transfer via USB
• Backed by Techne's 4 year warranty


The ³PrimeG is a small gradient thermal cycler that builds on all the features of the ³PrimeX instrument. The 48 well block format offers eight columns for annealing temperature optimisation and six rows for optimising reagents such as MgCl2 and primer concentrations. Annealing temperatures can be optimised over 14°C between temperatures 30°C to 80°C. The gradient calculator function displays the temperature for each of the eight columns, ensuring easy replication of thermal conditions.

Additional Features to 3PrimeX

• Gradient can be applied across a temperature range of 30°C to 80°C
• Maximum Gradient 14°C
• Gradient calculator function

Technical Specification

Parameters 3PrimeX 3PrimeG
Sample capacity: 0.2ml 48 48
Sample capacity: 0.5ml 30 30
Maximum heating rate 3.0°Cs 3.0°Cs
Block temperature range 4°C to 100°C 4°C to 100°C
Block uniformity at 55°C ± 0.3°C ± 0.3°C
Temperature accuracy at 55°C ± 0.25°C ± 0.25°C
Gradient Range Can be gradient enabled 30°C to 80°C
Maximum Gradient na 14°C
Minimum Gradient na 1°C
Type 4 peltier elementblock 4 peltier elementblock
selec table heated lid temperature 100°C to 115°C or off 100°C to 115°C or off
Heated Lid pressure Adjustable, dependent on consumables Adjustable, dependent on consumables
Program interface 3.5 3.5
Maximum number of programs stored 1000 1000
Data transfer USB port USB port
Auto re-start on power failure Yes Yes
Dimensions (L x W x H) 350 x 210 x 180mm 350 x 210 x 180mm
Weight 6kg 6kg
Voltage 100-230V, 50-60Hz 100-230V, 50-60Hz
Power 155W 155W


Ordering Information

Product Code Description
3PRIMEX/ 02 3PrimeX thermal cycler, 48 x 0.2ml
3PRIMEX/ 05 3PrimeX thermal cycler, 30 x 0.5ml
3PRIMEX/USB 3PrimeX gradient upgrade
3PRIMEG/ 02 3PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 48 x 0.2ml
3PRIMEG/ 05 3PrimeG gradient thermal cycler, 30 x 0.5ml
3PRIMEX/ 02/ B 3PrimeX block, 48 x 0.2ml (exchange requires a trained Service Engineer)
3PRIMEX/ 05/ B 3PrimeX block, 30 x 0.5ml (exchange requires a trained Service Engineer)
3PrimeX Thermal Cycler
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