Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases New Real-Time PCR System
Thermo Scientific PikoReal Delivers Outstanding Performance in a Small Bench-Top Footprint


Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:27 am EDT

MUNICH – Analytica 2012– (April 17, 2012) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is showcasing the new Thermo Scientific PikoReal Real-Time PCR System, part of its comprehensive molecular biology workflow comprising instruments, reagents and consumables. The company is featuring the PikoReal within Thermo Scientific booth 101/202 (Hall B1) during Analytica 2012, being held April 17–20, in Munich 

The PikoReal Real-Time PCR System, available in 24- and 96-well instrument formats, offers outstanding performance in a small bench-top footprint. The unique heating block design of PikoReal systems maintains excellent temperature uniformity and fast heating and cooling for optimal amplification. The proprietary ultra-thin wall (UTW®) Piko PCR plates lower running costs by minimizing reagent and plastics consumption. Although a quarter the size of standard plates, their well volumes and spacing allow compatibility with multichannel pipettes and liquid handling instrumentation. And PikoReal systems use less power than typical real-time PCR instruments, and they are designed to be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for personal bench-top or field use.

The built-in optical system of the PikoReal contains five channels, pre-calibrated for the most common dyes, so users can perform multiplexing with four dyes while dedicating the fifth channel to SYBR Green-related experiments.

The instruments are controlled by PikoReal software, which enables absolute and relative quantification, melting curve analysis and genotyping. Systems can also be used as stand-alone by transferring an amplification protocol from PikoReal Software to the instrument using a USB stick. The software also uses a Virtual Pipetting Tool™ that guides users through plate setup.

Thermo Fisher provides a comprehensive portfolio of products for qPCR applications. Customers can obtain everything required for a complete qPCR workflow, including reagent kits for SYBR Green and probe chemistries, as well as instruments and equipment for sample storage, DNA/RNA extraction, analysis, amplification and liquid handling.

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PikoReal Real-Time PCR Systems will be available in Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Denmark and Sweden beginning May 3, 2012.

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