MC-0203 | Dry block cooler with interchangeable blocks

Key Features

  • Moulded aluminium alloy construction     
  • Clear polycarbonate lid for increased temperature stability     
  • Rapid Peltier-controlled cooling rates     
  • Can also be used as a water bath or bead bath     
  • Temperature calibration (blocks include thermometer well)    
  • Timer function with audible alarm    
  • Bright LCD display     
  • Compact size     
  • Seven interchangeable aluminium alloy blocks with block lifter for easy and quick block exchange (please see options below)    
  • Molded aluminium block chamber ensures even heating and no leakage    
  • PTFE coating for stain resistance and easy cleaning    
  • Adapter for use in a mobile lab 
  • USB and Bluetooth port for easy data logging


The MC-0203 from Major Science is a robust and compact dry block cooler that uses a range of interchangeable alloy blocks for cooling samples in tubes and tube strips. The MC-0203 has a moulded aluminium block chamber that ensures even heating and no leakage so that the instrument can also be used as a water bath or bead bath.

The MC-0203 features a PTFE coating for stain resistance and easy cleaning and a clear polycarbonate lid for increased temperature stability. Peltier cooling systems provide rapid cooling and the unit has a bright LCD display with a touch control panel and a timer function with audible alarm.

The MC-0203 is ideal for remote use as it can be powered from a vehicle using the vehicle adapter. The unit incorporates USB and Bluetooth ports for easy data logging.

Blocks and other options

These precision-machined aluminium alloy blocks allow for highly efficient cooling of samples. They have a block lifting well to assist in removing the block from the instrument and a well to allow the insertion of a thermometer.

Part NumberDescription
MD-MINI-B01Block with 32 wells for 0.2 mL PCR tubes or 4 x 8 tube strips | Well dimensions: 6.35 Ø x 19 mm depth
MD-MINI-B05Block with 12 wells for 0.5 mL tubes | Well dimensions: 8.0 mm Ø x 25 mm depth
MD-MINI-B07Block with 12 wells for 0.5 mL tubes | Well dimensions: 10.9 mm Ø x 30 mm depth
MD-MINI-B02Block with 12 wells for 1.5 mL tubes  | Well dimensions: 10.8 mm Ø x 28.5 mm depth
MD-MINI-B06Block with 12 wells for 1.5 mL or 2.0 mL tubes | 11 mm Ø x 30 mm depth 
MD-MINI-B03Block with 6 wells for 15 mL tubes | 17.3 mm Ø x 70 mm depth 
MD-MINI-B04Block with 2 wells for 50 mL tubes | 29.2 mm Ø x 72 mm depth 
MS-BL95-EBlock lifter with E-type retaining rings | Length: 9.5 cm 
MD-MINI-LIDPolycarbonate block lid 
MD-MINI-CAR-ADAPTERVehicle adapter with 1.5 m cable


Major Science
Temperature control range            
30°C below ambient (minimum -10°C) in 0.1°C increments            
Cooling rate
Max. 5.5°C/min.            
Temperature uniformity at 37°C            
± 0.2°C
Temperature accuracy at 37°C            
± 0.25°C
1 min - 99 hours 59 mins
100 - 240V            
Dimensions (excluding lid)            
18.5 cm x 15.2 cm  x 13.4 cm
(W x D x H)

About Us

Advance Scientific Products Pty Ltd is based in Queensland and is focused on delivering high-quality products and service to our customers in the life and analytical sciences across Australia.

The company was established in 2013 by experienced instrumentation specialists to provide full distribution and customer support capability to manufacturers seeking to expand their activities in Australia without having to create their own sales and marketing infrastructure.