Self service (q)PCR calibration

Date: 08-Apr-2019

Calibrate your (q)PCR cycler or incubator yourself!

Suitable for all thermocyclers and incubators.

Now available in Europe.

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CYCLERtest gained US Patent for Optical Calibration of qPCR cyclers

Date: 03-Feb-2019

CYCLERtest is proud to announce that its patent for the optical calibration of qPCR cyclers is now also granted in the USA. The US patent complements similar patents held by CYCLERtest in Europe and Japan.

The traceable Optical Calibration tool and service is ‘a major breakthrough for molecular diagnostics and life sciences’ according to CEO Tom Hendrikx. ‘With this advanced technique variables in qPCR are monitored, minimized and become controllable. This gives laboratories a better understanding of the qPCR process and enables them to expand its capabilities. This superior method with new developed hardware supersedes the, so far used, non traceable techniques as biological testing, crystal color changes and others!’

The innovative technique is based on the traceable calibration of temperature, optical detection and light of (q) PCR cyclers (excitation and emission). A truly unique method since these components are not only detected and generated separately but also in relationship to each other. By doing so, the performance of the real-time thermal cycler is monitored and calibrated like never before.

About CYCLERtest
CYCLERtest - a pioneer and global leader in ISO 17025 accredited (q)PCR cycler calibrations - is headquartered in The Netherlands and represented by qualified distributors worldwide. Its highly accurate calibration tools and services enable laboratories to monitor the performance of their thermo cyclers according to global quality requirements. All in order to generate reproducible, trustworthy and technical valid (q)PCR results.

More information about CYCLERtest can be found on
Patent numbers: US 10,022,694 | Japan 6124903 | Europe 2 581 728

MTAS ® software 6.5.4

Date: 07-Mar-2016

A new version of the MTAS software is released.

MTAS ® software 6.5.3

Date: 02-Mar-2016

A new version of the MTAS software is released.

MTAS© Optical Calibration System

Date: 04-Nov-2014

CYCLERtest introduces its new hard and software for Optical Calibration of qPCR cyclers and HRM modules.

qPCR thermocycler Optical Calibration & HRM (High Resolution Melt) modules

  • Traceable
  • Multichannel
  • All Dyes ranging from 440 to 650 nm
  • Cq detection and calibration
  • Tm detection and calibration
  • Tm validation (ratio Tm or RTm)
  • Linear Sensitivity Factor (LSF)
  • Channel Peak Height Consistency (CPHC)
  • Identical Fragment Indicator
  • Full Certificate Document
  • Patented by CYCLERtest

Free Optical Calibration for Benelux customers up to December 15th, 2014 if combined with CYCLERtest's ISO17025 accredited Temperature thermocycler calibration services.

Download an example certificate here

For more information click here

Driftcon ® software release 2.1

Date: 15-May-2014

The new software features:

  • Updated database driver
  • Added timeline to movieplayer
  • Added 2 months and 6 months calibration intervals
  • Added settings for ProbeControlSystem
  • Show device note when starting a measurement

To download the latest software click here
For more release information, please visit the revision overview.

MTAS ® software 6.2.0 and MTAS PLATA 16-6 All well release

Date: 27-Mar-2014

A new version of the MTAS software is released.
Further we have a new product available for MTAS : MTAS PLATA 16-6 All Well!

Driftcon ® software release 2.0

Date: 18-Feb-2014

As a next step in the ongoing development of new innovative and state of the art products we are proud to introduce the NEW Driftcon ® software
The new software features:

  • Measurement of heated lids (with PLATA probe-fixtures)
  • Hardware box III support (Multi-point calibration and adjustment)
  • Rotor Gene® Calibration (Driftcon® Rotor-Gene® Wireless Probe)
  • Digital credits as well as credits on a card
  • Measurement uncertainty (traceability) programmable/adjustable
  • Improved device and user management
  • Improved reporting format with graphical overview

To download the latest software click here

ISO17025 accreditation extended!

Date: 10-Feb-2014

In 2008 CYCLERtest BV was ISO17025 accreditated for the first time. Recently an external audit was performed and corrective and preventive actions were taken. The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) granted continued accreditation for the next period.

ISO17025 accredited Calibration now also for Rotor-Gene®

Date: 20-Aug-2013

RotorGene MTAS

On site calibration for Qiagen® Rotor-Gene® systems models 6000 and Q Rotor-Genes under ISO17025 accreditation is added to our service portfolio. CYCLERtest, an ISO17025 accredited company calibrating (q)PCR cyclers, has designed and developed this new MTAS® hardware and software tool enabling Rotor-Gene® Calibration.

This new wireless system consists of a 12 sensor-equipped 72 Rotor with incorporated RF communication hardware. The system and the service are ISO17025 calibrated and accredited. Service is available from September 1st, 2013 and can be combined with other (q)PCR cycler calibrations, regardless of brand or model of the cycler.

All calibrations are under ISO17025 and comply to all regulations, including but not limited to GLP, GMP, ISO15189, ISO13485, CAP, EFI, CLIA, CPA, NY State, FDA, NFSCT, AAVLD, OECD, RiLiBAEK, Food Diagnostics and others.

Click here to request your on site Rotor-Gene® calibration
Click here to request a calibration quote
Download an example Calibration Certificate here
Download CYCLERtest ISO17025 certificate here
Download CYCLERtest ISO17025 calibration scope here

MTAS and Driftcon PLATA fixtures released

Date: 15-Jun-2013

CYCLERtest BV has released the MTAS® PLATA 15 x 0.2ml, Driftcon® PLATA 96v-15 and Driftcon® PLATA 16-6 All-well. These robust PLATA products can be used in an even wider (q)PCR cycler range, measures heated lid temperatures and are available in Low (0.1ml Fast) and Regular Profile (0.2ml) formats. Plata products are designed to calibrate qPCR with lid closed.

ISO 17025 Accreditation

Date: 24-Apr-2013

CYCLERtest is ISO 17025 accredited for on site thermocycler temperature calibrations and in house calibrations of DRIFTCON and MTAS systems since 2009.
In October 2012 the Accreditation Council has completed the fourth annual reassessment of CYCLERtest with a positive result. The accreditation is valid until April 2017 and CYCLERtest is authorized to perform calibrations under accreditation.

The accreditation is registered under number (RvA K145).

New CYCLERtest website

Date: 02-Apr-2013

Welcome on the new CYCLERtest website. This site replaces the old CYCLERtest and Driftcon website.
All known features of both sites are now integrated within the new CYCLERtest website.

You can login on the website with your e-mail address and password.

If you experience sign-in issues please try again later or contact us.

Thermal cycler calibration service

Date: 19-Jan-2012

CYCLERtest has elaborated its On-Site Thermal Cycler Calibration Service with Technical Expert Support in interpretation of the calibration data.

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Thermal cycler calibration guide

Date: 26-Oct-2011

This guide will allow PCR and qPCR users to explore the full potential of CYCLERtest thermocycler calibration data.

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BIOzoom July 2009

Date: 24-Jul-2009

BIOzoom newsletter is compelling news, developments and trends within the Dutch BIOzym Holding and its members BIOplastics, BIOzymTC, BPCTi Inc, CYCLERtest, GENO-tronics and Hendrikx Ltd. Headquarters, manufacturing and European sales, Landgraaf, The Netherlands,Sales Offices in Durham NC, USA and Shanghai, China. You can download the PDF in our download section

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Normalizing SOPs

Date: 24-Jul-2009

Many laboratories have SOP (Standard Operation Procedures) in place. Incorporation of new components in SOP’s are generally labor and time consuming. In the (q)PCR process, variables as cyclers, plastic disposables, kit components and work procedures are typically described and incorporated in SOP’s. Often different SOP’s in place for one application are used on several (different) cyclers. BIOplastics and CYCLERtest® have formulated a strategy which enables exclusion of the cycler as well as the used disposable variable. This strategy actually provides users the ability to normalyze their SOP. You can download the PDF in our download section

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Driftcon 384 FFC fixtures released

Date: 10-Jun-2009

Driftcon 384 FFC fixtures released

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ISO 17025 Accreditation

Date: 01-Jun-2009

ISO 17025 ACCREDITATION for (q)PCR Cycler Calibration

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