MD-MINI | Dry block heater with interchangeable aluminium alloy blocks

Key Features

  • Digital microprocessor controller 
  • Clear polycarbonate lid for increased temperature stability
  • Rapid warm-up times 
  • Can be used as a water bath or bead bath
  • Timer function with audible alarm
  • Thermal safety fuse
  • Bright LED display
  • Compact size
  • Wide range of interchangeable aluminium alloy blocks with block lifter for easy and quick block exchange (please see options below)
  • Moulded aluminium block chamber ensures even heating
  • PTFE coating for stain-resistance and easy cleaning
  • Adapter for use in a mobile lab


The MD-MINI is a robust and compact dry block heater that uses a range of interchangeable alloy blocks for heating samples in tubes and tube strips. The MD-MINI 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 MD-MINI features a PTFE coating for stain resistance and easy cleaning and a clear polycarbonate lid for increased temperature stability. The unit has a bright LED display with a touch control panel and a timer function with audible alarm.

The MD-MINI is ideal for remote use as it can be powered from a vehicle using the vehicle adapter. The unit incorporates a USB port for easy data logging.

Blocks and other options

These precision-machined aluminium alloy blocks allow for highly efficient heating 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.

Block with 32 wells for 0.2 mL PCR tubes or 4 x 8 tube strips | Well dimensions: 6.35 Ø x 19 mm depth
Block with 12 wells for 0.5 mL tubes | Well dimensions: 8.0 mm Ø x 25 mm depth
Block with 12 wells for 0.5 mL tubes | Well dimensions: 10.9 mm Ø x 30 mm depth
Block with 12 wells for 1.5 mL tubes  | Well dimensions: 10.8 mm Ø x 28.5 mm depth
Block with 6 wells for 15 mL tubes | 17.3 mm Ø x 70 mm depth 
Block with 2 wells for 50 mL tubes | 29.2 mm Ø x 72 mm depth 
Block lifter with E-type retaining rings | Length: 9.5 cm 
Polycarbonate block lid 
Vehicle adapter with 1.5 m cable 


Major Science
Model numberMD-MINI
Construction (heating/cooling chamber)Moulded aluminium alloy coated with PTFE
Temperature control range
5°C above ambient to 100°C
Temperature increments0.1°C
Temperature uniformity at 37°C
± 0.2°C
Temperature accuracy at 37°C
± 0.25°C
Operating rangeAmbient to 40°C
0 - 9999 minutes or continuous
Power (maximum)
100 - 240V
Dimensions without lid (W x D x H)
153 mm x 125 mm x 97 mm
Weight0.6 Kg

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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, chemical 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.


PO Box 746
Moffat Beach, QLD, 4551, Australia