The thermal cycler was completely redesigned for Hybaid. Significant development was undertaken on the block and heat sink in order to achieve an accurate and uniform temperature, with good speed performance. A sprung heated lid was designed to provide correct lid pressure, as well as to allow different tubes and plates. The ability to allow interchangeable gradient blocks was also incorporated into the design. Prototyping was a key part of the products development, machining heat sinks and blocks to allow the designs to be fully tested.
It is chosen by many laboratories that have low throughput and require thermal cycling at sub-ambient temperatures. (Developed whilst employed at Pearson Matthews).