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qTOWER³ Series of Real-Time Thermal Cyclers Your way of qPCR

  • Powerful – ideal real-time PCR signals 
  • Unrivaled – fast and precise results
  • Flexible – open platform for plasticware and reagents
  • Practical – easier and universal operating concept
  • Versatile – 96 or 384 well formats

Product Details

The top performer among real-time thermal cyclers

The qTOWER3 utilizes eight individual light fibers capable of scanning an entire plate in only six seconds and eliminating the need for a passive reference. State-of-the-art block heating technology and temperature homogeneity across all wells is guaranteed with a gold coated silver block. These high-performance attributes combine to reduce the number of repeat analyses while increasing analysis speeds and significantly reducing cost per sample.

Outstanding performance – qTOWER³

  • Patented fiber optic system for ideal real-time PCR signals
  • Market-leading temperature control
  • Six-position filter module system capable of up to six-fold channel multiplexing
  • Exceptional gradient technology: 0.1 °C to 40 °C across 12 columns utilizing the Linear Gradient Tool
  • qPCRsoft package for easy control and operation of the thermal cycler

qTOWER³ Product Family – qPCR Your Way

The qTOWER³ product family of real-time thermal cyclers guarantees well-founded results with 12 color, FRET, and protein modules available to expand the qTOWER³’s capabilities as your research evolves. These real time thermal cyclers require no periodic calibration or maintenance for the life of the system and come with a market-leading 10-year optical warranty and 3-year warranty for the remainder of the system. All qTOWER³ models are available as a standalone system with a 10” touchscreen or as a computer-controlled system. The small 10.8" x 10.8” footprint makes it ideal for any lab.

Real-time Thermal Cyclers Technology Highlights

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Real-time Thermal Cyclers Technical Data

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What our customers say

"We're using it daily - with pleasure."

"Functionality: like a swiss army knife. Usability: like a T.V. set. Design: like from 'Bones' McCoy in Star Trek. - that's the qTOWER³ for us. We're using it daily - with pleasure."

Boris Fahrnberger, CEO COVID Fighters by Artichoke Computing GmbH


qTOWER³ Series Choose the optimal thermal cycler for your needs


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

Thermocyclers for real-time PCR with a touch screen

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

qTOWER³ 84

Thermocyclers for high-throughput real-time PCR

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



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  • Extraction and Detection of Legionella DNA From Cooling Tower Water Samples Using InnuPure C16 touch and qTOWER³

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  • Extraktion und Nachweis von Legionella DNA aus Wasserproben aus Kühltürmen mit Hilfe des InnuPure C16 touch und qTOWER3

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  • Kompletter PCR-basierter Workflow zum Nachweis von SARS-CoV-2 in Abwasser (DE)

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Food & Agriculture

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Pharma & Life Sciences

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  • Detection and Measurement of Mycoplasma bovis: Correlation of Results using ScanDrop² with CHIPCUVETTE and qTOWER³

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  • Thermal Shift Assay using SYPRO Orange to Detect Protein Melting Temperatures

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  • Detection of Mastitis Pathogens in Raw Milk of Symptomatic Cows

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  • Highest precision with 1.5-fold discrimination for qPCR quantification applications

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  • Comparison of Real-time Signals using White or Clear Microplates

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  • Real-time PCR to Measure Minute Volumes in High Throughput

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  • Automated DNA Extraction and Species Analysis from Cheese

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  • Kompletter PCR-basierter Workflow zum Nachweis von SARS-CoV-2 in Abwasser (DE)

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qPCRsoft Intuitive controls and automatic evaluation

qPCRsoft, our real-time PCR control and evaluation software, provides you with intuitive controls and automatic 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 family is available, which supports compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 FDA guidelines for electronic data security.

Real-time Thermal Cyclers Order Information

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Brochure qTOWER³ Family (English)

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Product Guide Consumables for PCR/qPCR (EN)

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Brochure Product Guide Life Science (EN)

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Implementation of SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) detection assays from TIB MOLBIOL on qTOWER³ for research use

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Implementation and performance evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) detection assay PhoenixDx® SARS-CoV-2 IVD on the qTOWER³ G

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Complete PCR-based Detection Workflow of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater (EN)

Application Note

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Consumables for this Device

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Additional warranty

We extend your warranty

We extend your warranty free of charge to three years for many selected thermal cyclers. Register your product and benefit from the extended warranty. Quickly and easily – free of costs and obligations. You will run no risk.


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