Celebrating over 15 years of innovation in real-time PCR

As a leader in PCR innovation, Life Technologies offers 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 and obtain the results you need to achieve your research goals.

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Which Real-Time PCR System Is Right for You?

  Easy to use for all levels of experience Trusted and fast performance & dye - versatility High flexibility & intuitive design High versatility & intuitive design Maximum throughput, flexibility and scalability
 
 

 

 

 

 

Reactions per RunUp to 48/96Up to 96Up to 384Up to 384Up to 12000+
Block Format(s)48/969696, 96 Fast, 384, Upgradeable to TAC and Automation capability 96, 96 Fast, 384, TaqMan Array (inter-
changeable)
96, 96 Fast, 384, TaqMan Array, OpenArray®
(interchangeable)
Color Combinations (Multiplexing)3 and 4 5 5 21 21
Run TimeAs fast as 40 min.~ 2 hrs
7500 Fast: As fast as 30 min
As fast as 30 minAs fast as 30 minAs fast as 30 min
Programmable Volumes1-40ul1 – 100 uL
7500 Fast: As fast as 30 min
1-200uL*1-200uL*1-200uL*
Validated Volumes10-40ul20 – 100 uL
7500 Fast:
5 – 30 uL
1-100uL*1-100uL*33nl-100uL*
Automation CompatibleNoNoUpgradeable to automation capabilityTwister Robot AvailableTwister Robot Available
Remote MonitoringYes NoYesYesYes
On-Board Memory Yes, 1 RunNo Yes, 100+ Runs Yes, 100+ Runs Yes, 100+ Runs
Email NotificationNoNoYesYesYes
Calendar Scheduling No No Yes Yes Yes
Assist with 21 CFR p 11 complianceNot availableSecurity, Auditing, eSignature packages available
SensitivityDown to 1 copy
Dynamic RangeUp to 9 logs
ChemistryAll real-time PCR based chemistries.  Flexible to chemistries with or without passive reference dye.
Reagent Bundles 14 solutions 14 solutions 13 solutions 15 solutions 16 solutions
Applications AvailableGene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, HRM, Protein Thermal Shift, Protein Detection, microRNAGene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, Protein Thermal Shift, Protein Detection, microRNA
7500 Fast: also HRM
Gene Expression, miRNA, SNP Genopyting, Copy Number Variation, Protein Thermal Shift, High Resolution Melt, Pathogen DetectionGene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, HRM, Protein Thermal Shift, Protein Detection, microRNAGene Expression, Genotyping, Copy Number Variation, HRM, Protein Thermal Shift, Protein Detection, microRNA, digital PCR
Validated ApplicationsN/AHuman Identification Testing
7500 Fast: Food/Water, Animal Health Testing
N/AN/AN/A
IVD PlatformNoNo
7500 Fast: Available in certain countries
No Available in certain countriesNo
Temperature uniformity± 0.5°C within 30 seconds of clock start± 0.5°C within 30 seconds of clock start±0.5°C, within 30 sec of reaching temperature set point±0.5°C, within 30 sec of reaching temperature set point±0.5°C
Excitation sourceBlue LEDTungsten-HalogenOptiFlex™ System with Halogen lampOptiFlex™ System with Halogen lampOptiFlex™ System with White LED light
Filters/Colors4 filters factory calibrated for FAM™ / SYBR® Green, VIC® / JOE™, NED™ / TAMRA™ and ROX™ / dyes5 filter sets calibrated for FAM™ / SYBR® Green, VIC® / JOE™, NED™ / TAMRA™ / Cy3®, ROX™ / TEXAS RED, Cy5® dyes5 excitation filters (450–670 nm)
5 emission filters (500–720 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)
DetectorPhotodiodesCCDCCDCCDCCD
SizeW 23.6 cm
D 51.2 cm
H 42.7 cm
W 34 cm
D 45 cm
H 49 cm
W 53.3 cm
D 63.5 cm
H 64.5 cm
W 53.3 cm
D 63.5 cm
H 64.5 cm
W 50.5 cm
D 67.2 cm
H 73.8 cm

*QuantStudio™ offers duplex capabilities with OpenArray® and multiplex capabilities for other formats.
** Up to 7 logs with OpenArray®.

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Plastic Consumables Guide

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

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Other real-time PCR instruments & spare parts

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Calibration & verification kits

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.

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Applied Biosystems® thermal cyclers

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Instrument software

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

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