Absolutely attainable
chip-based digital PCR

Now, you can go beyond the limits of real-time PCR with the new QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System. A simple and affordable platform, the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System produces absolute quantification data with the precision and sensitivity you need for your more demanding applications. The QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System uses a sealed chip technology, providing a streamlined, reliable, and robust method for performing digital PCR. An affordable platform where you can just load and go—digital PCR is now absolutely attainable.

A new generation of PCR is here

The QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System is:

  • Simple—load and go, turn-key chip-based workflow
  • Affordable—less than 50% of the price of competing platforms
  • Absolute—concentration measurements in copies/μL without a standard curve

Watch a workflow video to see the simplicity of QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System.

Simple workflow limits hands-on steps and sample manipulation

The QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Chip enables a simple and streamlined workflow. Unlike other methods that require multiple transfer steps and upfront sample digestion, the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Chip is simply loaded and sealed—ready for PCR and analysis. With the ability to thermal cycle up to 24 chips at one time and taking less than 30 seconds to read each chip, the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System enables a simple, streamlined workflow to perform digital PCR.

QuantStudio 3D workflow

Watch a workflow video to see the simplicity of QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System.

Affordable solution to enable digital PCR in any lab

Because the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System is not based on expensive droplet flow technology, it is able to be priced significantly lower than other systems on the market. Compared to the closest digital PCR competitor, it would take at least 10 years of average use* to equal the savings achieved with the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System. In addition, as the provider of over 8 million TaqMan® assays, a staple of digital PCR, Life Technologies can maximize your savings for the assays you need.

Learn about our specially-priced comprehensive package, designed to help you get started with digital PCR in your lab right away.

Absolute quantification at your fingertips

Absolute quantification by digital PCR is made possible by thousands of individual reactions running in parallel. Manufactured from a silicon substrate and etched with 20,000 consistently sized nanoscale reaction wells, the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Chip enables more controlled sample loading and less reaction dropout than droplet-based approaches, ensuring higher precision for absolute quantification.

Digital PCR extends the performance of existing TaqMan® Assays enabling applications the benefit from higher sensitivity, precision, or absolute quantification. Such applications include rare mutation detection (otherwise known as looking for a needle in a haystack such as in cancer samples), virus & bacteria quantification and detection (getting an absolute count of pathogens detected), genetically modified organism detection (detecting a GMO seed where in places it shouldn’t be), next generation sequencing workflow optimization (accurately quantifying NGS libraries and validating sequencing results), and reference standard quantification (developing a reference for your real‐time experiment when it doesn’t exist).

To learn more, watch this webinar “Expanding the PCR toolbox with Digital PCR – A review of absolute quantification and mutation detection applications on the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System”

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QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR mobile app

Digital PCR Augmented Reality App

Watch the instrument come alive in 3D right on your lab bench. Take a virtual tour of the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System to learn about the instrument's innovative features and sealed, chip-based workflow.

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Ordering information

Sku Name Size Price Qty
4485513 QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Chip Adapter Kit for Flat Block Thermal Cycler 1 kit USD 46.35
4485507 QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Chips 12 chips USD 102.00
4482710 QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Master Mix 1.5 mL USD 140.00
4485718 QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Master Mix 5 mL USD 410.00
4489084 QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Instrument with Power Cord 1 instrument USD 30,900.00
A25581 QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System Package 1 package USD 44,000.00
4488475 QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR UV Sealing Kit 1 kit USD 46.35