Hi Guys, just setting up a lab on a shoestring budget to try and validate/disprove some of the dubious wild claims made in expensive antiaging supplements. I'm looking at a second-hand Roche Lightcycler II qpcr machine that unfortunately doesn't include any software. I note that the latest version of the lightcycler software is an insane US$5000 on the Roche website which is considerably more than the second-hand machine. I was wondering if earlier versions of the Lightcycler software is free or cheaper or if any other open-source software can be used instead to control the unit?
Thanks in advance