7018001 | TAS thermal cycler diagnostic and validation system with 8 variable position temperature probes

Key Features

  • Real-time acquisition and display of temperature data from the wells of 96- and 384-well thermal blocks
  • Can be used with up to 96 highly sensitive thermistor-style temperature probes
  • Provides critical data on thermal block accuracy and temperature uniformity, gradient operation, ramp rates, and performance at set temperatures
  • Probes are calibrated to UK National Standards and can also be certified to ISO 17025


The TAS thermal cycler validation systems provide powerful diagnostic tools which enable a user to analyse every aspect of their thermal cycler's performance. Temperature profiles are collected and displayed by the TAS data acquisition and analysis software simultaneously and in real-time from the highly sensitive temperature probes located in the probe plate. 

These recordings provide information on thermal block accuracy and temperature uniformity, gradient operation, ramp rates, and performance at set temperatures as the thermal cycler performs a standard or gradient protocol. 

TAS systems are also ideal for developing new or optimizing existing protocols to ensure the most efficient amplification of scarce samples and use of expensive reagents.

TAS variable probe systems can be purchased with 8, 16 or 48 precision temperature probes and can be used to analyse the temperature performance of 96- or 384-well block thermal cyclers. The variable probe format allows probes to be placed in any of the 96 positions in the probe plate so that temperature measurements can be made from all 96 wells in a thermal block. Additional or replacement probes can be purchased separately.

This TAS system includes a controller, a variable probe plate with eight temperature probes, a reference probe, a probe case, a weight, bellows, acquisition and analysis software, cables, and a sturdy metal carrying case. 

More Information

If you would like to look at an example of a Performance Certificate generated by the TAS thermal cycler validation system then please click here.

Temperature Probe Recalibration

It is recommended that the temperature probes used with the TAS thermal cycler validation systems are recalibrated to their original UK National Standards every 12-18 months. This is particularly important if the thermal cycler(s) that are validated by a particular TAS system are used, for example, with clinical or forensic samples where there may be legal implications. 

Advance Scientific can arrange the entire recalibration process for you. Recalibrated probes are returned with a Certificate of Calibration and updated calibration files. Probes can also be further calibrated by an accredited facility to ISO/IEC 17025 if this standard is required for your laboratory certification. Please contact Advance Scientific for details and costs.

Replacement Parts for TAS Thermal Cycler Validation Systems

The following replacement parts are available for the TAS systems:

Part Number
Variable probe plate, 96 wells
Weight, 3 Kg
Ribbon cable
USB cable
Rubber bellows
Metal carrying case
Rechargeable battery for controller
Temperature Probes

Standard temperature probe
Temperature probe on 0.75m lead
Reference probe


System compatibility96- and 384-well thermal cyclers
Measurement range0°C to 100°C
CapacityUp to 96 thermistor-style temperature probes
Probe identification/positionAutomatic
Temperature probe response time<200 ms
Temperature probe identityStored with each probe
Sensor recalibration12 - 18 months
Calibration standardUK National Standards and/or ISO 17025 certification
Compatible operating systemsWindows 2000, XP, 7, 10 and 11

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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.


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Moffat Beach, QLD, 4551, Australia