qTOWER³ auto Series Real-time PCR Meets Automation

  • High-end qPCR solution for automated research
  • Sophisticated, automation-friendly design with reduced footprint
  • Smooth integration into computer-controlled workflows
  • Compatibility to common plates handlers and automation systems

The qTOWER³ auto is the go-to solution for robotic qPCR workflows. The system combines Analytik Jena’s patented optical technology, Biometra´s proven thermal cycler technology, user convenience, data integrity and unique adaptability. It is ideal for routine labs looking to increase throughput, reliability and quality of their qPCR results for applications like genotyping, genomic profiling, biomarker analysis or drug discovery.

Streamlining Workflows Through Automation

Based on lab automation demands, the qTOWER³ auto with its decoupled power module and a freely accessible sample plate tray offers a reduced footprint. In developing the system, special emphasis was placed on compatibility with the common manufacturers of robot arms and automation systems. The unique, motorized plate lifter system simplifies workflows by allowing gentle lifting of the sample plate to release it safely from the sample block, while the innovative labware detection function reliably detects any improper sample plate loading. Discover our solution to provide you with confidence in your system and free up resources to focus on value-adding activities.

  • Modular design to fit on nearly all benchtops
  • Compatibility to common plates handlers and automation systems
  • Free access to the sample plate tray
  • Maximum workflow security through a unique labware detection function
  • Plate lifter system ensures an easy loading and unloading of the sample plate

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Scalable Solutions According to Throughput Needs

Optimize your qPCR workflow and reduce your costs without compromising reliability and data quality. With qTOWER³ auto, a compact, automatable real-time PCR thermal cycler, even high sample numbers can be handled safely and cost-efficiently. The fast and sensitive analysis and quantification of DNA samples is reproducibly ensured by the excellent performance of the qTOWER³ auto, as it is based on the proven technology of the qTOWER³- family.

Products

qTOWER³ 84 auto (230 V)

Automated real-time PCR system for detection and quantification of DNA/RNA samples with 384 well thermal block instrument. It is available as 100 V, 115 V and 230 V version.

Order number: 844-00604-2

qTOWER³ auto (230 V)

Automated real-time PCR 96 well system, which is ideal to connect quantitative real-time PCR with robotic systems. It is available as 100 V, 115 V and 230 V version.

Order number: 844-00603-2

Technical Data

Sample Block

Block capacity

Proposed sample volume

Maximum Heating

Average Heating

Dimension (width x depth x height)

Maximum Cooling

Average Cooling

Block exchange

Tempering method

Standby temperature

Temperature control mode

Adjustable temperature range

Temperature control accuracy

Space requirement (width x depth x height)

Lid temperature

Contact pressure

Plate lifter

Consumable compatibility

Time increment

Temperature increment/decrement

Memory capacity

Further features

Additional dimensions

qTOWER³ 84 auto (230 V)
844-00604-2

Aluminum (special alloy) 384 well 2 - 30 µL 4 °C/s 3.7 °C/s 310 mm x 365 mm x 479 mm 2 °C/s 1.7 °C/s No High-power peltier elements 4 °C Block controlSimulated Tube Control 4 - 99 °C ± 0.1 °C 310 mm x 477 mm x 479 mm 30 - 110 °C 30 kg Motorized drawer and plate lifter 384 well microplates 1 - 240 s/cycle ± 0.1 - 20 °C/cycle Not limited on PC
  • Modular System with decoupled power module unit
  • Free accessibility of the microplate tray
  • Motorized drawer and plate lifter
  • Unique labware detection function
  • Multiplex capabilities to fit all laboratory needs
  • Patented fiber optical system with 10-year long-term warranty
Power module dimensions (W × H × L): 290 × 186 × 335 mm

qTOWER³ auto (230 V)
844-00603-2

Silver sample block with gold 96 well 5 - 100 µL 8 °C/s 7 °C/s 310 mm x 365 mm x 479 mm 5.5 °C/s 4.5 °C/s No High-power peltier elements 4 °C Block controlSimulated Tube Control 4 - 99 °C ± 0.1 °C 310 mm x 477 mm x 479 mm 30 - 110 °C 30 kg Motorized drawer and plate lifter 96 well microplates 1 - 240 s/cycle ± 0.1 - 20 °C/cycle Not limited on PC
  • Modular System with decoupled power module unit
  • Free accessibility of the microplate tray
  • Motorized drawer and plate lifter
  • Unique labware detection function
  • Multiplex capabilities to fit all laboratory needs
  • Patented fiber optical system with 10-year long-term warranty
Power module dimensions (W × H × L): 290 × 186 × 335 mm

Order Information

Order number

Description

844-00604-2 qTOWER³ 84 auto (230 V)
844-00603-2 qTOWER³ auto (230 V)

Technology Highlights for Automated real-time PCR

Harnessing optimized block technology

Powered by the proven Biometra block technology, the qTOWER³ auto sets new standards in terms of speed and homogeneity for automated real-time PCR. High-quality block materials and advanced Peltier technology ensure maximum thermal conductivity to enable rapid heating and cooling for shorter runtimes. This not only speeds up qPCR analysis, but provides superior accuracy and highest well-to-well reproducibility, while eliminating the cost of repeated qPCR runs and the loss of reagents and samples due to inaccurate temperatures.

  • Exceptional heating and cooling rates
  • Efficient, uniform temperature distribution
  • Outstanding and high-quality data accuracy
  • Variable reaction volumes

Maximum reliability through proven optical system

Excellent data quality of fluorescent measurements is achieved through the patented fiber optic detection system. It enables homogeneous illumination and readout of each individual well which results in reduced sample to sample variations for exact, meaningful results. Powered by a long-lasting LED light source, equipped with a sensitive Photo-multiplier tube detector and a finely tuned set of excitation and emission filters, it provides optimized excitation for each individual sample while detecting the emitted fluorescent signals with extraordinary homogeneity. The ability to change or retrofit color modules increases the flexibility in the choice of fluorescent dyes that can be used to perfectly meet your current and future requirements for multiplex applications.

  • Enhanced multi-target detection capabilities
  • Retrofitting of filter modules
  • Calibration free optical unit
  • Broad dynamic range

Accessories

Color module 1 (FAM, SybrGreen, Alexa 488)

Order number: 844-00520-0

Color module 2 (JOE, HEX, VIC, YakimaYellow)

Order number: 844-00521-0

Color module 3 (TAMRA, DFO, Alexa 546, NED)

Order number: 844-00522-0

Color module 4 (ROX, TexasRed, Cy3,5)

Order number: 844-00523-0

Color module 5 (Cy5, Alexa633, Quasar670)

Order number: 844-00524-0

Color module 6 (Cy5.5®, LightCycler Red®705, Alexa680®)

Order number: 844-00525-0

Color modul protein 1 (SyproOrange)

Order number: 844-00530-0

FRET module 1 - FAM (Donor) / TAMRA (Acceptor)

Order number: 844-00526-0

FRET module 2 - FAM (Donor) / Cy5 (Acceptor)

Order number: 844-00527-0

FRET module 3 - FAM (Donor) / Cy5.5 (Acceptor)

Order number: 844-00528-0

FRET module 4 - JOE (Donor) / Cy5 (Acceptor)

Order number: 844-00529-0

FRET module 5 - FAM (Donor) / ROX (Acceptor)

Order number: 844-00531-0

* necessary to operate

Software

qPCRsoft auto

The qPCRsoft auto, our real-time PCR control and evaluation software, provides you with intuitive controls and automated evaluation in a flexible and user-friendly system. The software works automatically, providing a multitude of operations, such as the threshold calculation for the determination of Ct values, standard curves, PCR efficiencies, and advanced evaluation methods. Your ease of use is our priority. An optional 21 CFR Part 11 software module for the qTOWER³ auto family is available, which supports compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 FDA guidelines for electronic data security. It supports you ideally in monitoring your real-time PCR processes and ensures the traceability of your data. The module has numerous functionalities, including electronic signatures, a traceable audit trail for your quality assurance and time and date stamps.

- Fast and powerful analysis

- Exceptionally wide range of methods

- Various data transfer options

- 21 CFR part 11 compliant (optional)

Product Required Included
qTOWER³ 84 auto (230 V) (844-00604-2)

FDA 21 CFR part 11 Compliance module for software of qTOWER³ family

Order number: 844-00702-9

This software module for the qTOWER³ family supports compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 FDA guidelines for electronic data security. The fee-based license is a single-user license and can be activated separately.

 

Key features are:

  • Advanced settings for user management
  • Audit Trail
  • Electronic Signature
Product Required Included
qTOWER³ 84 auto (230 V) (844-00604-2)
qTOWER³ auto (230 V) (844-00603-2)

Consumables

Order number Name
844-70038-10S 96 Well PCR Plate (0.2 mL; LP), full-skirted, white - 10 pcs
844-70038-S 96 Well PCR Plate (0.2 ml; LP), full-skirted, white - 100 pcs
844-70045-5D Optical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm) adhesive, transparent, peelable - 5 pcs
844-70045-0 Optical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable - 100 pcs
844-70046-0 Optical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm) adhesive, transparent, peelable, ATP-free - 100 pcs
846-050-258-5D Optical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm), for 96 well (q)PCR plates, adhesive, peelable - 5 pcs
846-050-258 Optical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm), for 96 well (q)PCR plates, adhesive, peelable - 100 pcs
847-0212000501 qPCR Color Compensation Kit - 12 reactions

* necessary to operate

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