Celebrating over 20 years of innovation in real-time PCR

As a leader in PCR innovation, we offer you the gold standard in real-time PCR instrumentation. With our Applied Biosystems® real-time PCR platforms, you get true value with excellent performance, reliability, and world-class support. Designed for compatibility with TaqMan® Assays and the flexibility of unlimited real-time chemistry choices, we make it easy for you to get started with your experiments. The QuantStudio® family of instruments enables you to obtain the results you need, connect and collaborate with colleagues, and achieve your research goals.

Which real-time PCR system is right for you?

  Simple to use for all levels of experience Easy controls for optimized experiments High flexibility and intuitive design High versatility and intuitive design Maximum throughput, flexibility, and scalability
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Reactions per Run 96 96 or 384 96 or 384 96 or 384 96, 384, or 12,228
Block Format 96-Well 0.1-mL or 96-Well 0.2-mL 96-Well 0.1-mL, 96-Well 0.2-mL, or 384-Well 96, 96 Fast, 384, upgradeable to TaqMan® Array (interchangeable) 96, 96 Fast, 384, TaqMan® Array (inter- changeable) 96, 96 Fast, 384, TaqMan® Array, OpenArray®
(interchangeable)
Color Combinations (Multiplexing) Up to 4 96-well up to 21
384-well up to 5
Up to 5 Up to 21 Up to 21*
Run Time As fast as 30 min As fast as 30 min As fast as 30 minAs fast as 30 minAs fast as 30 min
Programmable Volumes 1-200 μL 1–200 μL 1–200 μL 1–200 μL 1–200 μL
Validated volumes 5-100 μL 5–100 μL 5–100 μL 1–100 μL 33 nL–100 μL
Automation CompatibleNoNo Upgradable to automation capability Yes Yes
Remote MonitoringYes Yes YesYesYes
On-Board Memory Yes, >2,000 runs Yes, >2,000 runs Yes, >100 runs Yes, >100 runs Yes, >100 runs
Email Notification Yes Yes YesYesYes
Assist with 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance No Security, auditing, e-signature package included Security, auditing, e-signature package available separately
SensitivityDown to 1 copy
Dynamic Range Up to 10 logs**
Chemistry All real-time PCR-based chemistries.  Flexibility for chemistries with or without passive reference dye.
Applications Available Gene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, Protein Detection, MicroRNA, Pathogen Detection Gene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, Protein Detection, MicroRNA, Pathogen Detection Gene Expression, miRNA, Genopyting, Copy Number Variation, Protein Thermal Shift, HRM, Pathogen Detection Gene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, HRM, Protein Thermal Shift, Protein Detection, MicroRNA, Pathogen Detection Gene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, HRM, Protein Thermal Shift, Protein Detection, MicroRNA, Pathogen Detection, Digital PCR
IVD PlatformNoNoNo Available in certain countriesNo
Temperature Uniformity ± 0.4°C ± 0.4°C ±0.5°C ±0.5°C±0.5°C
Excitation Source OptiFlex™ System with white LED light OptiFlex™ System with white LED lightOptiFlex™ System with halogen lampOptiFlex™ System with halogen lampOptiFlex™ System with white LED light
Filters/Colors 4 excitation filters (450–600 nm)
4 emission filters (500–640 nm)
96-well: 6 excitation filters (450–670 nm)
6 emission filters (500–720 nm)

384-well: 5 excitation filters (450–650 nm)
5 emission filters (500–700 nm)
5 excitation filters (450–650 nm)
5 emission filters (500–700 nm)
6 excitation filters (450–670 nm)
6 emission filters (500–720 nm)
6 excitation filters (450–670 nm)
6 emission filters (500–720 nm)
Thermo Fisher Cloud direct connectiondirect connection connect to cloud through computerconnect to cloud through computerconnect to cloud through computer
Wi-Fi Connectivity Yes Yes No No No
Size W 27 cm
D 50 cm
H 40 cm
W 27 cm
D 50 cm
H 40 cm
W 50.5 cm
D 67.2 cm
H 73.8 cm
W 50.5 cm
D 67.2 cm
H 73.8 cm
W 50.5 cm
D 67.2 cm
H 73.8 cm
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*Duplex capabilities with OpenArray® and multiplex capabilities for other formats.
**Up to 7 logs with OpenArray®.

Find the parts you need as well as part numbers for our legacy real-time PCR systems.

Reaction tubes, 96-well and 384-well plates, and adhesive films for real-time PCR.

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A wide range of software applications to help you get the most from your Applied Biosystems® real-time PCR system.

Applied Biosystems® Spectral Calibration kits and TaqMan® RNase P Instrument Verification Plates to help calibrate and verify the performance of your real-time PCR system.