Applied Biosystems™

3500 Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification

Catalog number:  4406017

Related applications:


| Sanger Sequencing

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The 8-capillary 3500 Genetic Analyzer sets the standard in capillary electrophoresis. The 3500-series instruments are the first genetic analyzers designed with a specific feature set and workflow for the Human Identification application. The complete product combines the instrument with Applied Biosystems™ reagents, consumables and software, as well as industry leading support, to provide an integrated HID system solution that significantly improves ease-of-use and application efficiencies.

• Increased Consistency – Reduced signal variation with factory standardization and optional in-lane normalization
• Real-Time Data Quality Assessment – On instrument data evaluation features provide rapid identification and re-injection of samples requiring additional processing
• Improved Thermal Control – Smaller oven design and improved door seal for more consistent data migration
• HID Specific Workflow – Pre-configured for Applied Biosystems® amplification kits to simplify run setup and software navigation
• Effortless Consumable Installation – Convenient one-time use consumable packaging
• Consumable Tracking with RFID Technology – On-instrument, real-time monitoring of consumable consumption and expiration
• Enhanced Throughput – Faster data generation with 8 or 24 capillary arrays and shorter run times
• Improved Polymer Pump Design – Reduced waste and fewer bubbles for better data quality
• Simplified Instrument Installation & Operation – New solid-state laser eliminates need for high voltage wiring and external venting
• Streamlined Instrument Maintenance – HID specific performance check and maintenance scheduling tools
• Data Chain of Custody – Controlled access and tracking through Security, Audit and eSig features

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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Analysis Software: GeneMapper® ID-X Software
Compatible Polymers: POP-4™,POP-6™,POP-7™
Current Limit: 15 amps
Dimensions: Electrophoresis Unit Width (Closed Door): 61 cm,Electrophoresis Unit: 122 cm (W) (open door) x 61 cm (D) x 72 cm (H)
External Computer: Hard Drive: 2x 500GB SATA 3.0 Gb/s and 8 MB Data Burst Cache,Memory: 16 GB (2x 8GB) 1600 MHz DDR3 Non-ECC. 4th Gen Intel Core I7 Processor- 3.1 GHz Turbo Processor,Operating System: Windows 7 SP1
For Use With (Equipment): 3500 Genetic Analyzer
Format: 8-well strips,96-well plate
Laser Features: Long-life single-line 505 nm solid-state laser
Number of Capillaries: 8 Capillaries
Operating Environment: Humidity: 20%-80% (non-condensing),Room temp: <2° fluctuation during runs,Temperature: 15°C-30°C
Operating System: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Plan Duration: 1 Year Limited Warranty on Parts and Labor,Service Installation and Application Training Included
Polymer Consumption: Replace at earliest of 14 days⁄384 samples⁄60 Injections (384-sample pouches),Replace at earliest of 14 days⁄96 samples⁄12 injections (96-sample pouches),Replace at earliest of 14 days⁄960 samples⁄120 Injections (960-sample pouches)
Product Size: 1 system
Read Length: ≥420 bp using a 36 cm capillary and POP-4™,>850 bp using a 50 cm capillary and POP-7™ polymer
Run Time: 30 to 140 min. (varies depending on run module)
Throughput: ≥ 312 samples/day (HID36_POP4),≥88 samples per day (standard sequencing with POP-7™ and 50 cm capillaries),Range: 80 to 368 sequencing samples per day (varies depending on run module)
Voltage Limit: Electrophoresis Voltage - Up to 20 kV
Weight: 82 kg (approximately)

Contents & storage

The 3500 analyzer is shipped with the following system components:

• Capillary Electrophoresis instrument.
• 3500 (8-capillary) array and POP™ polymer
• Human identification reagents and other consumables for system qualification.
• Dell® computer workstation with flat-screen monitor.
• Integrated software for instrument control, data collection, quality control, and basecalling or sizing of samples.