3500 Series Genetic Analyzers:

the gold standard for human identification

The Applied Biosystems™ 3500 Series instruments are the first genetic analyzers designed with a specific feature set and workflow for human identification (HID) applications. The complete system combines the instrument with Applied Biosystems™ reagents, consumables, and software, as well as industry-leading support—providing an integrated HID solution that significantly improves ease of use and application efficiency.

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GlobalFiler PCR amplification kits*

Around the world, forensic labs are being asked to do more with less. That’s why the Applied Biosystems™ GlobalFiler™ and GlobalFiler™ Express PCR Amplification Kits combine reduced amplification time with exceptional data recovery power.
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YFiler Plus PCR Amplification Kit*

The Applied Biosystems™ Yfiler™ Plus PCR Amplification Kit is designed for forensic laboratories that process highly challenging Y-STR casework and database samples. The Yfiler Plus kit helps improve resolution of trace evidence and sexual assault mixtures that contain small quantities of male DNA in a large background of female DNA.
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DNA data interpretation

The Applied Biosystems™ GeneMapper™ ID-X platform is recognized as the industry standard for forensic data analysis, and is a National DNA Index System (NDIS)–approved expert system. This software helps save time and increase workflow efficiency in a forensic laboratory. 
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Answers integrated for you

Designed to centralize all data management operations such as analysis, reporting, and storage, Applied Biosystems™ Converge™ software offers an all-inclusive, validated platform that elevates data processing efficiency. It’s also highly customizable to meet your lab’s needs, providing you with answers—integrated. 
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* GlobalFiler and YFiler Plus PCR amplification kits are for Forensic or Paternity use only.

Key features
  • An advanced long-life solid-state laser reduces the physical footprint of the system, eliminating the need for heat-ducting and requiring only a standard- voltage plug.
  • The innovative “snap-in-and-go” consumable design uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track and record key consumables data.
  • The HID-specific workflow preconfigured for Applied Biosystems™ STR kits simplifies run setup and software navigation.
  • Powerful, integrated data collection and QC analysis software provides real-time assessment of data quality and streamlined STR analyses, allowing for more efficient management of re-injections.
  • The advanced thermal system design improves temperature control for more consistent data migration and reduced run times.
  • The software helps provide superior data quality, with more consistent peak height from capillary-to-capillary, run-to-run, and instrument-to-instrument.
  • Instruments feature an improved optical system for enhanced spectral separation.

Service and support

More than 3,700 global sales, service, and technical support specialists are available to assist you in person, by phone, or online. Our Human Identification Professional Services (HPS) team that can help you successfully navigate the validation process required to bring new technologies into your lab.


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