From the company with the largest lineup of quality qPCR products—an affordable, high-productivity system designed for mid size labs

You don’t have to sacrifice quality and innovation for price. The Applied Biosystems™ ViiA™ 7 system is your qPCR essential—now priced to meet your lab's budget.

  • Interchangeable blocks for 96-well, Fast 96-well, and 384-well plates, as well as Applied Biosystems™ TaqMan™ Array Cards
  • User-friendly software and analysis tools
  • Backed by award-winning service and support
  • Finance, leasing, and trade-in options

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High-performance features for maximum productivity

Ideal for performing medium- to high-throughput real-time PCR, the ViiA 7 System enhances your lab’s productivity.


Quick block changes
Easy to use for all levels of experience

Easy touch-screen interface
Including one-touch protocols for fast and easy run-start for a broad range of applications

Automation compatibility
Integrated with Applied Biosystems™ Twister™ II Robot, the ViiA 7 System maximizes productivity for automated environments

Peace of mind:Data recovery capability for 100+ runs


Fully compatible with TaqMan® Array Microfluidic Cards

TaqMan® Assays for real-time PCR analysis provide maximum sensitivity and specificity, and broad dynamic range.

TaqMan® Array–ready
Hundreds of customizable and predefined TaqMan® Array Microfluidic Cards are available, containing preloaded TaqMan® Gene Expression or MicroRNA Assays in an easy-to-use format. You can analyze 1–8 samples in parallel using your choice of 12–384 TaqMan® Assays.

384-well throughput without robotics
With TaqMan® Array Microfluidic Cards, there’s no need for liquid-handling robotics or complex pipetting to load. Simply add your sample and master mix to the eight input ports, centrifuge briefly, and run on the ViiA™ 7 System.

Compatible with the full range of Taqman® Assays
The ViiA™ 7 System is optimized to enable, clear, clean data for all TaqMan® Assays, including Gene Expression, MicroRNA, SNP, Copy Number, Protein, Non-coding, and Pri-miRNA Assays.

New OptiFlex™ System for unsurpassed accuracy

Featuring the new OptiFlex™ system, the ViiA™7 System provides enhanced fluorescence detection, enabling more accurate and sensitive data analysis than other available systems.

Better accuracy
High-resolution detection system for more accurate reads with TaqMan® Array Microfluidic Cards, 384-well plates, and 96-well plates

Maximum multiplexing
Six decoupled excitation and emission filter channels for the greatest number of dye combinations and maximum multiplexing capabilities

Flexible data collection
Multiple ramp-method detection formats provide more flexibility for collecting data during a temperature ramp stage

Precise quantification
Detect target quantity changes as small as 1.5-fold in singleplex reactions


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Get detailed information on ViiA™ 7 features, benefits, and integration with TaqMan® Assay technology.

Application notes

Analysis of microRNA and protein expression on a single platform using the ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System
Read how TaqMan® Assays and the ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System combine to help identify trends in miRNA and protein expression profiles on a single analytical platform.


Tour the instrument

Take a tour through the ViiA™ 7 system and learn how features like OptiFlex™, ReadiApp™, and integrated TaqMan® content can transform your lab's productivity.

ViiA™ 7 Software demo

Witness a completely redesigned software package with an intuitive interface, convenient walk-away operation, improved data analysis, and more.

ViiA™ 7 System revealed

Experience the unveiling of the ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System for yourself. The ViiA™ 7 System was unveiled at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in April 2010.

Your innovative research

ViiA 7 CNV Toronto Sick Kids YIR
Learn how TaqMan® Copy Number Assays and the ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System were used to accurately analyze mutations associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Genotyping of the CYP2C9, VKORC1, and CYP4F2 Genes to Evaluate Warfarin-Metabolism Variants using the Applied Biosystems® ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System
Read how researchers from the Niguarda Hospital in Milan, Italy used TaqMan® Drug Metabolism Genotyping Assays in conjunction with the ViiA™ 7 to evaluate warfarin-correlated allelic variants.

Parainfluenza Virus Research Using a Multiplex Real-Time RT -PCR Method and the ViiA™ 7 Real- Time PCR System
Read how researchers from the Laboratory for Medical Microbiology and Immunology, St. Elisabeth Hospital in The Netherlands used a multiplex reverse transcription-PCR (m-RT-PCR) assay in a research-only study to detect and differentiate human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs 1–4) in 30 samples derived from human nasopharyngeal washes.

Detection of Immune Response Genes Using the Applied Biosystems® ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System
Read how researchers from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria use TaqMan® Array Gene Signature Cards (Human Immune Panel) and the ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System for immune profiling of dendritic cells generated from peripheral blood monocytes of allergic and healthy samples.

Accurate analysis of copy number variation at 16p11.2 in autism spectrum disorder and control cohorts
Read how researchers from the Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada used the ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System and TaqMan® Copy Number Assays to obtain accurate CNV frequencies to identify genetic mutations associated with Autism spectrum disorders.