Roche The LightCycler® 480 Real-Time PCR System


Roche LightCycler LC-480 Real-Time PCR System

The SUNUM facility is equipped with a LightCycler 480 Real-Time PCR System, a fully integrated multiwell-plate based real-time PCR platform for highly accurate qualitative and quantitative detection of nucleic acids. This system builds on the successes of Roche’s capillary-based LightCycler systems, offering enhanced throughput, compatibility with automation equipment and maximum flexibility regarding hard- and software. Benefits compared to other real-time PCR instruments include:


  • Novel thermal cycling and data capture technologies to achieve outstanding temperature homogeneity and assay reproducibility.
  • Increased sensitivity and yield of your real-time PCR applications, with robust LightCycler® 480 reagents and specially engineered clear or white consumables.
  • Analyze true raw data, without the need to use passive reference dyes or normalization plates to get accurate results.


  • Can be switched between 96- or 384-well plate formats, exchanging thermal block cyclers in just a few minutes with no recalibration time. (Note: only the 96-well format is currently available at SUNUM)
  • Select from numerous assay formats and detection dyes, expanding the range of real-time PCR applications in your lab.
  • Intuitive and user-friendly Roche software interface provides rapid experimental setup and data analysis.

SUNUM building, Molecular Biology Lab (G159)
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