GeneExplorer Thermal Cycler

Changing the Narrative for PCR

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The standard-bearer for affordable and high performance PCR
The GeneExplorer PCR Instrument strikes a perfect balance between outstanding features and an incredibly low price. Its top-tier thermal performance promises quick and consistent results from your lab’s PCR protocols, experiment after experiment and year after year. A new-and-improved touch screen will make programming and running the system easy for first-time users and efficient for long-time users. And of course, it’s made by Bioer, Asia’s largest and oldest manufacturer of thermal cyclers, so quality and reliability aren’t a question.

For added versatility, the GeneExplorer is available in 96-well and dual 48-well versions. The 96-well format includes a temperature gradient— ideal for annealing temperature optimization. The Dual 48-well format has two separate  48-well blocks situated side-by-side that act as two totally independent thermal cyclers – perfect for labs where numerous researchers need access to a thermal cycler. The improved thermo-electric configuration of the 48-well Dual block system also allows for a temperature gradient feature. Whatever the choice, these systems are made to work hard for your PCR every day of every week.

Ask us about our demo program (sign up at the top of this page) to see for yourself what a faster, better, and easier thermal cycler can do for your lab.

Easy and intuitive touchscreen interface. The home screen (left) and the program screen (right).

Designed for today (and years to come)
Manufactured by one of the largest thermal cycler companies in the world, all PCR systems are powered by top-of-the-line thermoelectrics from the world’s number one heat pump supplier. With nearly 20,000 units already shipped since 2005, and a reliability rate in excess of 95%, you can trust in Bioer’s well-tested design principles. We do! In our hands, these thermal cyclers have had less than a 2% rate of failure—but if the unlikely happens, we also offer a if it will take us more than 5 days to repair your unit under warranty. There’s no reason for you to worry about your thermal cycler ever again!

Big ticket performance
We invite you to read the specifications of any Bioer cycling system carefully, and to compare them with the “name-brand” machines for which you’re probably paying almost twice as much. Give particular attention to , and – the key parameters for fast and repeatable PCR results. We think you’ll agree that Bioer thermal cyclers deliver the best value on the market.

It ain’t rocket science any more
PCR used to be considered an art, but since its general acceptance into scientific experimentation way back in 1985, it’s become one of the best-characterized bio-enzymatic processes. To this end, we ask you this simple question: why pay prices that don’t reflect this fact? All Bulldog Bio’s PCR products are priced fairly and promise publication-quality results. It’s that simple.

Additional Information

Bioer is the Best Kept Secret in Thermal Cycling
Bioer has serviced Asia and Europe for years. Located in the High Technology district of Hangzhou, the company began as a joint venture with Ferrotec Ltd. The partnership was obvious, as Ferrotec supplies up to 80% of all thermoelectrics used in thermal cyclers today. Bioer both designs and manufacturers thermal cyclers. With a multitude of different thermal cycler lines — both branded Bioer or as an OEM relationship for well-known companies — Bioer has built more than 20,000 thermal cyclers; you may actually own a Bioer thermal cycler and not even know it! We’re happy that Bioer has teamed with Bulldog Bio as its exclusive partner in North America for these quality thermal cyclers.

Trust Bulldog Bio for your Lab’s Service
In the unlikely event that your Bioer thermal cycler malfunctions, we want to make sure that you know why you purchased from Bulldog Bio in the first place! We offer a two year full warranty – and if your system is out of warranty, we offer some of the lowest repair prices in the industry. If something does go wrong, you won’t be left in the cold!

The Litmus Test for Quality Design and Construction
Thermal uniformity — also known as block temperature homogeneity — measures the maximum variance in temperature between any two wells of a thermal cycler’s sample block. Without excellent thermal uniformity, small differences between incubation temperatures can lead to variance in amplification efficiencies and non-uniform results for PCR.

Thermal uniformity is often the most challenging parameter to hone, as it tends to be reciprocally related to thermal ramp rates – fast systems tend to produce broader variations between wells, and thus poorer thermal uniformity. The unique design and tightly controlled assembly of Bioer systems avoids this problem neatly, leading to phenomenal consistency between wells.

Expect Consistent Results
Thermal accuracy measures the absolute temperature of a sample block and is used to compare thermal performance between thermal cyclers. Poor thermal accuracy can lead to problems when transferring highly optimized PCR protocols between different systems – even systems of the same model. Bioer thermal cyclers are calibrated against internationally recognized standards, and with a high degree of precision.

All Bioer Thermal Cyclers offer a temperature gradient feature to help determine the optimal annealing temperature for the very best results.

Win the Race to Target Temperature
One important parameter in determining the overall length of a PCR protocol is the transition time between denaturing, annealing, and extension temperatures. Bioer cyclers have been carefully designed to maximize ramp speeds while minimizing negative impacts on uniformity and accuracy.

Part Numbers BTC52096, BTC52248
Capacity – 96x 0.2 mL tubes (low profile and standard)
– 1x 96-well microplate (non-skirted or semi-skirted plates only)
– Dual 48x 0.2 mL tubes (low profile or standard)
Temperature Range 4°C – 105°C
Thermal Gradient Yes  (both models)
Max Grad. Range
Min Grad. Range
Max Heating Rate 6°C/sec
Max Cooling Rate 5.5°C/sec
Thermal Uniformity  +/- 0.2°C
Thermal Accuracy  +/- 0.2°C (30s at 95°C)
Heated Lid Temp  Adjustable 30°-110°C
Temperature Control Mode Block or Sample
Communication Ports USB(Flash), LAN, WiFi
Display Touch-screen
Graphical Programming Yes
Programs ≥2,000 individual programs
Power Supply VAC 100-240, 50-60 Hz, 600W
Size 42 x 30 x 26 cm (LxWxH)
Weight 23 lbs
Warranty 2 Years