This simple to program PCR thermal cycler unit is compact in design and built to perform. Programming is intuitive with the large display and multiple pre-programmed templates supplied with unit. The OptiMax comes with standard built in 2-step, temperature optimization, touchdown and time increment protocols that are easy to adjust to meet your cycling needs. You can select lid temperature or turn it off depending on your needs. The faster ramp rates allow more work to be done in a work day.