Has anyone had any experience with the iCycleriQ real-time system? I have had experience with both the ABI 7000 and Stratagene MX3000p. Both seemed to do the job, although I did not heavily use them. I am now in a different position where I am looking at bacterial gene expression from culture. Right now we are not interested in looking at the quantitative expression of particular genes, we just want a fast way to detect the presence/absence of the genes to determine the bacterial subtype. The reason I am interested in the iCycler machine is it's apparent versatility, e.g the ability to remove the real-time system and interchange the blocks, the ability to use a dual block for standard PCR in one machine. I am currently working for a very small company that is constrained for money and space. The fewer machines I have to cram into my lab the better.
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with the iCycleriQ. Advantages, disadvantages etc.
Edited by MoleculeMan, 24 March 2005 - 07:44 AM.