• Thermal cyclers & Real-time
  • Automated Nucleid Acid Extraction
  • Flexible Benchtop Automation
  • Micro-volume Spectrophotometer
  • BioImaging
  • Electrophoresis Electrophoresis & Blotting
  • Homogenization
  • PCR Workstations & Cabinets
  • Kits, Assays, Reagents

In the Life Science technology area Analytik Jena is pooling its biotechnological competence. We provide a wide product spectrum for automated total, as well as individual solutions for molecular diagnostics.

Standard Thermal Cycler

DNA amplification for a wide variety of applications

Automated Standard Thermal Cycler

Biometra TRobot II Leading PCR expertise for the automated workflow

Real-time Thermal Cyclers

High performance DNA amplification and precise quantification

Automated Real-Time Thermal Cycler

qTOWER³ auto: Real-time PCR meets automation

Standard Biometra Thermal Cyclers

The Biometra product family offers PCR devices ranging from standard to premium equipment – all designed in line with the common principles of being reliable, convenient, and precise.

  • Designed for error-free use in versatile laboratory environments: universal block design and heating lid with High-Performance Smart Lid (HPSL) technology for unrestricted use of different plastic containers and plates
  • Easily optimize your PCR protocols using the Linear Gradient Function (LGT) or the TOS (Temperature Optimization Step) function
  • Full reliability of your results: The high-precision block temperature control system provides high heating and cooling rates and excellent temperature homogeneity for constant conditions across all sample positions.

Featuring top quality and detailed precision, Biometra thermal cyclers make your lab workday easier and ensure excellent results.

  • Self-explanatory, rapid operations with graphics and table programming options
  • Easy to use, thanks to the protocol wizard, and GLP-compliant through the advanced user management in the Biometra TAdvanced and Biometra TRIO systems
  • Whisper-quiet and small footprint: optimum air flow control ensures maximum performance in any laboratory
  • Continual information on the device’s status through the extended self-test

Biometra TOne

The PCR standard for your laboratory

The robust ans easy-to-control thermal cycler is well suited for the most common applications: 96 well with optional 12 column gradient function. Fast pinpoint results can be gained, thanks to a high heating rate of 4 °C/s. Technical sheet

Biometra TAdvanced

State-of-the-art PCR technology

The flexible high-quality thermal cycler with the block quick-change system and 12 different block modules, blocks for 0.2 ml, 0.5 ml tubes/plates and 384 well plates. High heating rates of up to 6°C/s in aluminum blocks and up to 8°C/s in silver blocks can be achieved due to optimal temperature control. An extended user management offers individual user rights for up to 90 users.

Biometra TRIO

Three PCR devices in one

The Biometra TRIO is a unique PCR system that provides you with maximum flexibility, in which three different PCR protocols can run simultaneously.

Highly accurate block control and heating rates up to 5°C/s lead to highly specific and fast results. You can use the three sample blocks for 0.2 ml or 0.5 ml tubes/plates to amplify or incubate a large number of samples at the same time. Laboratories that often use new protocols benefit from this versatility.The professional user management is perfect for laboratories with a large number of users.

Biometra TAdvanced and TRIO – Product Animation

The Biometra TAdvanced is the high-performance thermal cycler for DNA amplification by PCR.

The Biometra TRIO is a triple powered thermal cycler for PCR providing three independent sample blocks which can run three different PCR reactions in parallel.

PCR Control App

In addition to simple programming directly on the device, Biometra thermal cyclers can be accessed through a network via smartphone or tablet. The PCR Control App also allows for the control and monitoring of devices outside of the laboratory, opening up completely new possibilities.

Biometra TRobot II Automated Standard Thermal Cyclers

In addition to the typical main application, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the Biometra TRobot II is also suitable for all other molecular biological or chemical incubations in PCR plates. For example, the generation of libraries for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is an important step in a larger workflow where the automated thermal cycler can be used. This reduces the manual effort and the possibility of errors.  The PCR cycler has outstanding heating and cooling rates and excellent temperature homogeneity across the sample block for highly reproducible PCR results. For the setup of new protocols or for the transfer of existing protocols from other thermal cyclers it is sometimes necessary to make slight optimizations to the protocols. For this purpose the Biometra TRobot II includes a gradient function. With this function it is possible, to test different temperatures in the critical annealing step of the PCR in one run.

Fit for integration

In automated systems, compact components with the smallest possible footprint are particularly important. The Biometra TRobot II meets this requirement through its modular design with a compact PCR module that is placed directly on the automation deck, while the controller can be stored underneath the platform. Another important point in automation is that all components should be very robust and reliable. If one component fails, the entire workflow comes to a halt. With this background, we have developed a special, patent-pending mechanism for opening and closing the lid of the Biometra TRobot II, which is intended for permanent use. At the same time, the block design was designed to enable the gripper to access the sample block from three sides. This opens up many possibilities for positioning the thermal cycler on the deck.

Ease of work

A conveniently prepared library allows a fast integration into automation systems. In addition, powerful computer software, the Biometra TSuite, is available for direct control of the automated thermal cycler, which is helpful for first PCR runs in preparation for the actual application. 

Maximum user safety is ensured with a unique, touch-sensitive safety frame which immediately stops the lid closing in case of contact with a resistance. The smooth block surface without gaps is essential for easy and effective cleaning and decontamination. For stress-free work it is also important to keep the noise level low.

The ventilation system has been designed to remain very quiet, even at high performance levels. This allows you to work next to Biometra TRobot II concentrated!

Biometra TRobot II - Product Video

Biometra TRobot II - Product Animation

qTOWER³ Real-Time PCR Thermal Cyclers


Food & Agriculture

Pharma & Life Sciences

The top performer among real-time PCR thermal cyclers

Do you rely on low operating costs, fast analysis times, and obtaining the best results – all at a high sample volume? Our qTOWER³ product portfolio raises your real-time PCR workflow to the next level. Reduce your number of repeat analyses, increase your analysis speed, and significantly reduce your cost per sample in the process. The qTOWER³ thermal cycler also provides you with state-of-the-art heating technology and temperature homogeneity, which is immediately reflected in more accurate results.

Outstanding performance – qTOWER³

  • Patented fiber optic system for ideal real-time polymerase chain reaction signals
  • Innovative sample block technology for the best thermal conductivity
  • Expandable filter module system for maximum flexibility
  • qPCRsoft package for easy control and operation


qTOWER³ Product Family – Product Animation

The qTOWER³ product family guarantees well-founded real-time results as it benefits from peerless temperature control precision in the sample block regardless of the number of samples used – the number of samples can range from 96 up to 384.The patented high-performance optics guarantee the outstanding homogeneous excitation and illumination of all individual samples. The qTOWER³ product family achieves unique flexibility with its proven filter module equipment, which can be freely configured and expanded at any time, and enables up to six-fold multiplexing.


Thermal Cyclers for real-time PCR

High-performance systems for standard applications using real-time PCR, with an optional gradient function.

qTOWER³ touch and qTOWER³ G touch

Thermal Cyclers for real-time PCR with a touch screen

High-performance systems with easy-to-use touchscreen for standard applications using real-time PCR, with an optional gradient function.

qTOWER³ 84 and qTOWER³ 84 G

Thermal Cyclers for high-throughput real-time PCR

High-performance systems for high-throughput applications using real-time PCR in a 384-sample multiwell format.

Consumables for this Device

Adhesive sealing foil (50 x 55 mm)

Order numberQuantityDescription
844-70020-025 piecesSealing foil (50 x 55 mm), adhesive, Aluminum, piercing and peelable
844-70025-025 piecesSealing foil (50 x 55 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable

Reagents for Real-time PCR

Automated Real-Time PCR Thermal Cyclers

Scalable solutions according to throughput needs

Optimize your qPCR workflow and reduce your costs without compromising reliability and data quality. With qTOWER³ auto, a compact, automatable real-time PCR thermal cycler, even high sample numbers can be handled safely and cost-efficiently. The fast and sensitive analysis and quantification of DNA samples is reproducibly ensured by the excellent performance of the qTOWER³ auto, as it is based on the proven technology of the qTOWER³- family.

  • Simple device integration
  • Increased throughput with up to 4 devices in one LH system
  • Device security and automation extends walkaway times
  • Standalone operation possible

Increase your performance through design

Based on lab automation demands, the qTOWER³ auto with its decoupled power module and a freely accessible sample plate tray offers a reduced footprint. In developing the system, special emphasis was placed on compatibility with the common manufacturers of robot arms and automation systems. The unique, patented, motorized plate lifter system simplifies workflows by allowing gentle lifting of the sample plate to release it safely from the sample block, while the innovative labware detection function reliably detects any improper sample plate loading. Discover our solution to provide you with confidence in your system and free up resources to focus on value-adding activities.

  • Modular design to fit on nearly all benchtops
  • Free access to the sample plate tray
  • Maximum workflow security through a unique labware detection function
  • Patented plate lifter system ensures an easy loading and unloading of the sample plate

Intuitive controls, automated evaluation and fast analysis

The qPCRsoft auto, our real-time PCR control and evaluation software, provides you with intuitive controls and automated evaluation in a flexible and user-friendly system. The software works automatically, providing a multitude of operations, such as the threshold calculation for the determination of Ct values, standard curves, PCR efficiencies, and advanced evaluation methods. Your ease of use is our priority.

An optional 21 CFR Part 11 software module for the qTOWER³ auto family is available, which supports compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 FDA guidelines for electronic data security.

  • Fast & powerful analysis
  • Exceptionally wide range of methods
  • Various data transfer options
  • 21 CFR part 11 compliant (optional)

Consumables for this Device

Adhesive sealing foil (77 x 140 mm)

Order numberQuantityDescription
844-70043-5D5 PiecesSealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable
844-70043-0100 PiecesSealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable
844-70044-5D5 PiecesSealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, Aluminum, piercing and peelable
844-70044-0100 PiecesSealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, Aluminum, piercing and peelable
846-050-258-5D5 PiecesOptical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable
846-050-258100 PiecesOptical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable
844-70045-5D5 PiecesOptical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable
844-70045-0100 PiecesOptical sealing foil (77 x 140 mm), adhesive, transparent, peelable

Reagents for Real-time PCR

innuDRY qPCR MasterMix Probe, innuMIX qPCR DSGreen Standard, innuMix qPCR SyGreen Sensitive, innuMIX qPCR MasterMix Probe, qPCR Color Compensation Kit,

innuSCRIPT One Step RT-PCR Probe Kit, innuSCRIPT One Step RT-PCR SyGreen Kit


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