Here’s Mic.

The world’s first Magnetic Induction Cycler.
The Mic ensures fast and highly accurate results. This powerful technology is bundled into a small 2kg cube so you can leave the lab to make a difference from anywhere in the world.

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Feel Confident

Feel confident
in your results

The Mic delivers unrivaled
reproducibility between samples,
runs and instruments so you can
be confident in your results and
your research.

Get results in less time

Get results
in less time

Completing runs in under
40 minutes is the new standard
with Mic, not the exception.
Maintaining assay performance
even at speed ensures you can trust
that data.

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Intuitive software for easy use

Intuitive software
for easy use

Naturally, you want to be up and
running as quickly as possible. So,
installation for the instrument has
been made plug-and-play and
intuitive for great user experience.

Feel confident in your results

Small and portable for convenience

Don’t be restricted by size if
you’re on the road or in a small
lab. Weighing in at just 2kg, this is
the most portable and compact
qPCR machine on the market. No
servicing required.

Get accurate results, quickly and
easily, in the lab or on-the-go.

Speed

Speed

Mic uses a patented magnetic induction technology to heat your samples and fan forced air for cooling. This means fast qPCR results through rapid heating and cooling with 35 cycles possible in under 25 minutes*.

Back that up with a robust optical system that acquires all channels simultaneously and running multiplexed assays has never been quicker. The Mic real-time cycler is available in either 2 or 4 channel models.

Each channel uses an independent high intensity LED, photodetector and filter set combining together to give unparalleled detection performance.

With a fixed optical path and no moving parts there is never any optical alignment or calibration required. Even better is that no reference dyes or crosstalk compensation is required.

*Assays designed toward cDNA targets with short amplicon sizes and using fast cycling compatible polymerases

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Accuracy

Accuracy

Mic delivers unrivaled reproducibility between samples, runs and instruments. Real-time PCR replicates have never looked so good and detection of two-fold differences in gene expression levels never easier.

Why wait to run 384 samples? Get your results now and have the confidence your datasets can be seamlessly combined using our Projects analysis software. Comparing samples between multiple runs or even multiple instruments is effortless. Check out some of our data here.

To achieve this level of quantification precision, the Mic real-time cycler incorporates a unique spinning aluminium rotor which has unsurpassed temperature uniformity during both dynamic and static operations. All other block-based real-time cyclers only promise static uniformity, which could lead to variability as samples aren’t heated and cooled at the same rate.

Combine temperature accuracy of ±0.25ºC, a first class well-to- well temperature uniformity of ±0.01ºC, and superior equilibration time (zero seconds for all wells to reach the same temperature) and you can easily classify difficult class IV SNPs that require melt temperature resolutions of less than 0.1ºC.

You might think this level of performance requires constant calibration of your machine, but Mic’s good to go right out of the box.

You don’t need to calibrate – ever.

Size

Mic takes up less space on the bench than your lab book. And weighing in at just 2kg, this is the most portable and compact qPCR machine on the market. Even four Mic’s stacked together take up less bench space than your current cycler.

Only magnetic induction technology by way of its elegant simplicity makes it possible to achieve such a small qPCR instrument footprint.

The Mic tube format uses 0.1mL strips of four tubes and matching caps, supporting volumes of 5 to 30µL. A tab on the first tube ensures correct orientation of tubes at all times.

High speed centrifugation ensures samples spin down at the start of a run and the pre-loaded oil overlay inside each tube prevents evaporation and condensation. We have eliminated the need for bulky heated lids and external centrifuges whilst simultaneously improving the quality of results.

These benefits are only possible because of Mic’s unique rotary and magnetic induction cycler technology.

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Connectivity

Multiple Mic instruments can be operated from one workstation so 48 becomes 96, and 96 becomes 192. As many as ten instruments can connect to one PC. Bluetooth technology means fewer cables too.

With the latest addition to Mic’s powerful software, it is easy to combine data from multiple runs from multiple machines into one dataset for analysis. Mic’s thermal and optical performance is so reproducible your data looks like it was generated from the same qPCR machine. For more information on the software click here.

Naturally, you want to be up and running as quickly as possible so installation for the instrument has been made plug-and-play. It’s as simple as installing the software and starting your first run.

Want to try before you buy?
Ordering a demo is simple.

 

01

Order a Demo

Press the ‘Request a demo’ button below and fill out the form. One of our distributors will be in contact within 24 hours to organise a Mic or Myra to be sent out to you.

02

Plug and play

Once delivered, install the software, turn the machine on and you are up and running. Our machines do not require a technician setup or difficult calibration.

03

Place an order

If you are satisfied after your two week trial, you can choose to purchase a machine of your own. Contact your distributor and they will organise payment and shipment.

Mic's Specs

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Physical

Height130mm (265mm lid open)
Width150mm
Length150mm
Weight2.1kg

Thermal Performance

Temperature Accuracy±0.25°C
Temperature Uniformity±0.01°C
Ramp RatesHeating 5°C/s
Cooling 4°C/s
Temperature Input Range40 – 99°C

Optical

DetectorsPhotodiode per channel
Excitation SourcesHigh power LED for each channel
ChannelsGreenEx 465nmEm 510nm
YellowEx 540nmEm 570nm
OrangeEx 585nmEm 618nm
RedEx 635nmEm 675nm
Acquisition Time1 second

Reaction Tubes

Samples per Instrument48
Reaction Volume Range5 – 30µL

Operating Environment

Temperature18 – 35ºC
Relative Humidity20 – 80%