Like the popular MultiTherm, the MultiTherm Touch features a broad temperature range to meet applications from denaturation of DNA to keeping samples cold (4 degrees C) at the end of a protocol. A full color touch screen, expanded speed range (up to 3,000 rpm), greater programming flexibility and a heated lid option are just a few of the upgraded features available with the MultiTherm Touch. All operating parameters are easily entered and viewed on the large, full color, touch screen. Fifty programs can be stored, each including up to 5 steps. Programming features such as adjustable ramp rates, interval and directional mixing and preheat options can be set. A "short" button allows for immediate mixing at maximum speed. Fifteen block choices accommodate samples from 0.2ml to 50ml as well as a variety of plates. Blocks are quickly and easily interchanged without the use of tools and are automatically recognized by the software. Insulation protects the users from hot surfaces and helps to maintain block temperature. Condensation can have negative effects on delicate samples and reactions by changing the concentration of reactants. The heated lid option, available for use with tubes up to 5ml and microplates, protects samples by warming the air in the tube and preventing condensation. Easy to use and reliable in operation, the MultiTherm Touch is covered by a 2 year warranty. Blocks and heated lid are sold separately.