The Opticon 2™ system has the same standard features as the original Opticon system, with the added capability of two-color detection. Samples are illuminated by a fixed array of 96 blue-green LEDs and detected by two PMTs. The first PMT detects wavelengths between 523-543nm (suitable for detecting SYBR® Green I and FAM™ – labeled probes), while the second PMT Detects wavelengths from 540 – 700nm (suitable for detecting a number of popular fluorophores, including HEX™ -, TET™ -, TAMRA™ -, and VIC™ – labeled probes).
The dual-bay Dyad™ cycler adds ease-of-use features such as a window-driven interface, point-and-click programming, real-time temperature graphs and a high-density color display to the range of compatible options for tens of thousands of DNA Engine system owners. The system maintains the well-accepted thermal performance of the DNA Engine family of cyclers, while offering a wider variety of choices in capacity, networking protocols, and user interface.