You can export your data as .csv or RDML files.
Ramp rate is adjustable up to 10°C per second, the fastest available in the world.
The xxplates are sealed by welding on a heat film prior to performing the PCR. It is therefore not possible to re-use the xxplates. This would also enable contamination to take place.
The xxpress® centrifuge has a special rotor adapted to accommodate the xxplates.
Are the plates and seals for the xxpress custom, or can I obtain consumable plates from other vendors?
The xxplates used in the system are custom designed for the xxpress®. Both the xxplates and heat films are only available through BJS Biotechnologies approved distributors, check the website to find your local supplier. The plates are in 24 well, [...]
xxpress® does not use PMTs or photodiodes, it uses a CCD camera as the detector.
The LEDs are designed to outlast the life of the instrument.
My current system requires periodic optical calibration to ensure performance; how does the xxpress® system address this?
The xxpress® optical system components do not move during operation, with the exception of the filter wheel, which moves while measuring the five emission wavelengths for each sample at each cycle. The optical system is calibrated prior to shipment and [...]
The acquisition is done by a CCD camera through the top of the plate and through the optical heat seal.
The temperature resolution of the xxpress® system is 0.1° C.