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LightCycler® 2.0 Instrument

The carousel-based system that has repeatedly set the standard for accurate and fast real-time PCR

A proven standard of excellence

The LightCycler® 2.0 System includes instrumentation, software, reagents, technical support, and application-specific kits to maximize your efforts as you expand your laboratory.

Six detection channels

Measure fluorescence at 530, 560, 610, 640, 670, and 705nm. Supports commonly used detection formats for multiple applications.

Glass reaction vessels

20µL and 100µL glass capillaries facilitate high-speed thermal cycling. Superior surface-to-volume ration guarantees extremely rapid thermal transfer with an increase in signal-to-noise for PCR products.

Optimized hardware components

Ensure identical PCR conditions for every sample with a continuously rotating sample carousel in a single thermal chamber. Identical measurements are achieved with a single optical unit.

Seamless integration

The LightCycler® 2.0 Instrument is ideally suited to a variety of mono-color and multiplex applications.

This is the result of high precision thermocycling, specifically designed reagents and kits, plus software that combines enhanced data analysis with efficient data management.



  • Rapid thermal cycling through air-driven temperature control and optimal reaction vessels allows complete runs and analysis in as little as 30 minutes.

Broad dynamic range

  • Can detect from 10 to 1010 copies in the same run.


  • Able to determine starting concentrations with very high resolution and low sample-to-sample variability.