MultiGene Mini Compact and lightweight thermal cycler. Packed with features typically found on larger thermal cyclers. Accuracy and uniformity combine with fast ramping rates to provide quality results. An algorithm calculates sample temperature, based on volume, to control heating and cooling of the block. Samples reach programmed temperatures quickly, without any overshoot or lagging. Powerful Peltier units provide ramping rates as fast as 5 degrees C/second. Programming is simple and intuitive. Control pad combines function keys, a key pad and arrow keys for easy navigation and entering of parameters. Large display is easy to read. In addition to standard parameters of time and temperature, software also allows for successive time and temperature increments and decrements, auto-restart after a power failure, end of cycling elongation steps and extended soaks at 4 degrees C. 100 programs, each with up to nine segments, can be stored in memory. Units come standard with adjustable heated lid. Lid features a slip gear to provide proper compression to prevent sample evaporation without deforming the tubes.