Roche LightCycler®



Whether your interest is in gene expression profiling or in detecting genetic variations, there is a member of the LightCycler® System family offering the analytical performance and throughput you need for your research. Supported by a broad range of software tools, real-time PCR based analysis can be performed in 32 capillaries, interchangeable 96-/384-well plates or using the novel, unique 1536-well format.


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480 Real-Time PCR System

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Real-Time PCR Yes
LightCycler Nano System

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Real-Time PCR Yes
Fluor. Excitation Range 495 to 505 nm
Depth 10.63 in
Height 9.06 in
Width 9.45 in
Weight 15.43 lbs
Additional Specifications Operating Noise: < 40 dB(A)
Number of Reactions: 32
Reaction Vessels: LightCycler® 8-Tube Strips, clear, with caps
Reaction Volume: 10 - 100 Μl
Temperature Cycling System: Peltier-based heating and cooling from 40°C - 99°C,
Heating: 5°C/s, Cooling: 4°C/s
Run Time: < 50 min
Assay Formats Supported: Intercalating dyes (e.g., SYBR Green I), Hydrolysis probes
LightCycler® 1536

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Temp. Differential Range 37 to 95 °C
Depth 58.8 cm
Height 49.7 cm
Width 57.4 cm
Weight 55.6 kg
Additional Specifications Reaction Volume: 0.5 - 2.0 µl
Heating Rate: 4.8°C / sec
Cooling Rate: 2.5°C / sec


  • RealTime ready qPCR Assays designed to your specifications  
  • Over five million qPCR assays for a large variety of organisms with only 165 Universal ProbeLibrary Probes  
  • MicroRNA PCR Panels on LightCycler® 480 Multiwell Plates, 384 available from Exiqon  
  • Ready-to-use panels contain pre-aliqoted microRNA PCR primer sets in 384-well PCR plates.  
  • RealTime ready Cell Lysis Kit - Fast One-Step Cell Lysis  
  • Accelerated Workflow for Two-Step RT-qPCR Analysis  


  • LightCycler® 1536 Real-Time
  • LightCycler® Carousel-Based System
  • LightCycler® 480 Real-Time
  • LightCycler® Nano System
LightCycler® 1536 Real-Time

LightCycler® 1536 Real-Time

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