Bio Rad Laboratories, Inc. has introduced industry-leading usability with the new color touch screens for the C1000 Touch thermal cycler, CFX96 Touch and CFX384 Touch real-time PCR detection systems, part of the Bio-Rad 1000-series product line.

Researchers can use the enhanced user interface to easily edit, run, and save protocols. The design allows users of the CFX96 Touch and the CFX384 Touch to view qPCR amplification traces in real time without an attached computer -- an industry first.

\The C1000 Touch thermal cycler is ideal for large high-throughput labs, core facilities, and GLP labs that value fast turnaround time, flexibility, and adjustable throughput. It includes the innovative Protocol Autowriter feature, which creates a protocol in three easy steps. The patented, reduced-mass sample block offers faster time to target temperature and the only gradient-enabled dual block on the market.

The CFX96 Touch and CFX384 Touch systems combine the optical technology of the CFX optical reaction modules with the precise thermal control and usability of the C1000 Touch™ chassis. These systems are ideal for labs that value high performance, ease of use, and high throughput.

Researchers who would like to improve the accuracy of their real-time PCR experiments by following Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments (MIQE) guidelines can use qbasePLUS qPCR data analysis software (a license is included with the CFX96 Touch and CFX384 Touch) to combine and validate data for publication.