I have posted this question in the equipment sections of this and other forums, but then I found this forum and thought it would be appropriate here:
I am currently in the market for a thermocycler capable of performing Real Time PCR. Ironically, there is a review article in this weeks edition of The Scientist. The article reviews six of the market's latest thermocyclers: (1) Analytik Jena's Speedcycler (2) Applied Biosystems 9800 Fast Thermal Cycler, (3) BioRad's (formerly MJ Geneworks) MJ Mini Gradient Thermal Cycler and (4) MiniOpticon Real-Time PCR Detection System (also available through BioRad), (5) Stratagene's MX3005P, and (6) BioTrove's OpenArray NT Cycler.
Does anyone know of other review articles that I should read?
Can anyone share there comments or personal experience with the aforementioned systems? What are the pros and cons of the systems that you have been using?
Are there other RT-PCR Thermocyclers that I have not mentioned that are reliable, accurate, and cost-effective?
Thanks for any help you may provide,