In the comparative tests presented herein, measurements of power consumption and operating noise were
performed for the Mastercycler nexus and competitors’ thermal cyclers. The values obtained characterize the
Mastercycler nexus to be a thermal cycler which stands out among its competitors by virtue of its high energy
efficiency and very low noise generation.
Temperature measurements for the purpose of evaluating block temperature homogeneity were performed on
the Mastercycler nexus and on two other thermal cyclers by competing manufacturers. The results illustrate
the characteristics of the selectable temperature control modes and demonstrate the excellent homogeneous
temperature control of the Mastercycler nexus. Furthermore, reliable PCR performance is shown by using a
commercially available PCR test kit.