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QuantStudio™ 12K Flex OpenArray™ Block Upgrade Kit (with Accufill™ System) Applied Biosystems™

The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex OpenArray™ Block Upgrade Kit (with Accufill™ System) can accelerate genomic validation and screening, driving over 150,000 data points per work day, enabling most projects to be completed in days instead of weeks.

Plates arrive in a case to facilitate ease of handling and ensure optimal data quality upon loading of samples using the Accufill™. Easily load 4 arrays into the QuantStudio 12K Flex instrument to achieve over 12,000 data points.

For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.

QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System, Fast 96-well block, laptop Applied Biosystems™

The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system is a highly flexible, comprehensive real-time PCR platform that leverages the best of Applied Biosystems™ real-time technology in a single instrument. The QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System includes easy-to-change blocks that can accommodate OpenArray™ plates, TaqMan™ array cards, 384-well, 96-well, and FAST 96-well plates allowing you to select the format that is right for your project whether it's now or in the future, for maximum flexibility and consistency in your research.

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use. These software tools are compatible with Mac or PC as well as most Applied Biosystems instrument file types.

The QuantStudio 12K Flex System's intuitive software, easy touch screen setup, automation integration, effortless block exchange, and easy-to- use OpenArray components are designed to let you get started right away and reduce hands on time. Plan for the future and save time, money, and space in your lab with the only all-in-one qPCR instrument enabling a broad range of applications with maximum throughput.

Flexibility & Scalability
Includes five interchangeable blocks: The QuantStudio 12K Flex blocks accomodate 96-well, FAST 96-well, 384-well, TaqMan array cards, and OpenArray plates, for effortless scaling from 1 to 12,000 data points in a single run. Increase throughput as you dive deeper into your research, using just one instrument. As you begin your project, start with 96-well format experiments and then scale up to a higher throughput to get the statistically significant answers you need. Additionally, you can easily validate and screen your targets of interest with a selected panel of genes using novel formats such as the TaqMan array cards and OpenArray plates.

• Compatible with a full range of TaqMan assays: The QuantStudio 12K Flex System is optimized to enable clear, clean data for all TaqMan assays that might be used across a broad range of applications, including gene expression, microRNA and small noncoding RNAs, SNP genotyping, protein analysis, protein thermal shift, high resolution melt, copy number variation, and pathogen detection.

• Provides a seamless switch from qPCR to digital PCR: Increase the precision and sensitivity of your nucleic acid experiment by switching from qPCR to digital PCR mode using QuantStudio Digital PCR kits and DigitalSuite™ Software with the QuantStudio OpenArray block.

• Delivers peace of mind: Leave early on a Friday and monitor runs from home, knowing that the system can safely store over 100 runs.

Maximum Throughput
Enhanced OptiFlex™ System: Building upon Applied Biosystems technology, the Enhanced OptiFlex System provides enhanced fluorescence detection for the accurate and sensitive data analysis necessary to collect 12,000 data points in a single run.

• Unprecedented coverage and sample throughput: The OpenArray format accelerates genomic validation and screening, driving over 150,000 data points per work day, enabling most projects to be completed in days instead of weeks.

• Simple OpenArray workflow: QuantStudio Open Array plates arrive in a case to facilitate ease of handling and ensure optimal data quality upon loading of samples using the Accufill™ System. Easily load four arrays into the QuantStudio 12K Flex instrument to achieve over 12,000 data points. Integrated sample tracking software lets you easily track your samples throughout the course of your project.

• Integrated analysis and quality systems: New intuitive touch-screen interface and integrated calendar feature allows for scheduling time of use on the instrument. Additional analysis software such as DigitalSuite v1.0, ExpressionSuite v1.0, and Genotyper v1.1 is available to help you analyze hundreds of targets and samples and achieve the statistical power you need.

QuantStudio 12K Flex Software
• Intuitive interface and innovative design for novice and experienced users
• Convenient walk-away operation
• Improved data analysis across block types
• Fully compatible with high-throughput environments

Expandable Software Architecture
Optional add-ons are available to upgrade the existing software:
21 CFR Part 11 compliance: This optional SAE module assists with Security, Auditing, and Electronic signature of records for full data traceability.

• High Resolution Melt (HRM): Using the built-in MeltDoctor™ protocols and calibrations, you can spend less time optimizing the run and more time customizing your results. Define the number of variants you want to see by quickly changing analysis settings.

• DigitalSuite Software v1.0: For OpenArray block users needing sensitivity for rare targets and precision to measure small differences in target abundance.

• ExpressionSuite Software v1.0: Stand-alone gene expression software with enhanced analysis tools that can analyze over 200 384-well plates or 10 OpenArray plates.

7500 Real-Time PCR System, laptop Applied Biosystems™

The 7500 Real-Time PCR System is a powerful platform for labs requiring superior performance and maximum dye versatility. This system is a sophisticated platform for users who require extended capabilities and maximum versatility. The 3rd generation platform features an innovative optical system that enhances sensitivity and lets you access a broader range of fluorophores. The variable excitation capability allows greater sensitivity for longer wavelength (red) dyes.

• Powerful, five-color platform is calibrated for the broadest range of dyes available: FAM™⁄SYBR® Green I, VIC®⁄JOE™, NED™⁄ TAMRA™⁄ Cy3™, ROX™⁄Texas Red®, and Cy5™ dyes
• Specialized optical system enables easy and accurate calibration to new dyes without requiring the addition of new filter sets
• Advanced multi-componenting algorithm minimizes spectral crosstalk – superior for multiplexing
• User-friendly software includes plate set-up wizards, multi-plate data viewing capabilities, and advanced analysis tools to make data processing simple and straightforward

NEW - 7500 Software v2.x
Now the easy-to-use StepOne software is available for both the 7500 and 7500 Fast systems with the 7500 Software v2.x upgrade. The 7500 Software v2.x incorporates your favorite StepOne Software features, such as a variety of plate setup wizards, standard curve dilution and master mix recipe calculators, QC flags, data filters, and email notification when a run is finished. The 7500 Software v2.x also includes an enhanced Gene Expression Study package and has a variety of new melting curve protocol options, including multiple peak detection, step and hold temperature control, and customizable ramp rates.

The NEW Gene Expression Study package accommodates large studies better than any other instrument software package:
• Import an unlimited number of Comparative CT (relative quantitation) files to one study
• Group samples and view data both by technical replicate group and biological replicate group
• Use any gene(s) as an endogenous control, including averaging multiple controls together
• Enter known efficiency values to be factored into the RQ results

21 CFR Part 11 Module available
The SDS v1.4 21CFRp11 Module is a powerful tool for assisting with 21CFRp11 compliance, while still offering the flexibility of user-customizable configuration settings.
• Individual user log-ins can be added for up to four user groups, each group with designated permission settings
• User-customizable permission settings include fourteen system activities, e-signature authority designation, and additional security settings to give you maximum control over your compliance efforts
• Audit trails can be enabled or disabled depending on your traceability needs
• A selection of e-signatures is available to ease e-signatures into your workflow

Supports Many Applications
Applications include gene expression analysis, pathogen quantitation, SNP genotyping, isothermal and +⁄– assays utilizing internal positive controls. To facilitate many of these applications, Applied Biosystems® provides preformulated, ready-to-use, quality-tested, TaqMan® assays for use with the 7500 system. Now you can reduce your assay optimization efforts.

Upgrade to High-Speed Thermal Cycling
An optional upgrade to the 7500 Fast System is available. This 7500 Fast System uses our master mix formulations and enables you to shorten your real-time PCR runs to as little as 30 minutes.

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

StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System Applied Biosystems™

The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is a 48-well, low-throughput Real-Time PCR instrument perfect for both first-time and experienced users. The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System can be setup in a variety of configurations and comes ready to use, out of the box, with intuitive data analysis and instrument control software. Utilizing robust LED based 3-color optical recording, the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is designed to deliver precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results for a variety of genomic research applications.

Features of the The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System include:

• Advanced software and instrumentation for performing a wide array of genomic assays.
• Sensitive 3-color optical LED recording system
• Intuitive and robust software perfect for both first-time and advanced users
• Simple and flexible instrument set-up and usage

StepOne™ Software
The StepOne™ Software included with the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System runs on Windows® XP, Window Vista®, and Windows® 7 operating systems and provides instrument control, data collection, and data analysis capabilities. This latest version includes capabilities to collect melt curve data for High Resolution Melt (HRM) applications and the option to export in Real-Time PCR Data Markup Language (RDML) for compatibility with MIQE guidelines.

Rapid and Simple Assay Set-Up
This remarkably simple Real-Time PCR system is designed with an LCD touchscreen and a user-friendly interface that brings the power of genetic studies to researchers new to Real-Time PCR (Fig 1). The intuitive software and protocol wizards help guide new users through their Real-Time PCR experiments. The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System also includes a quick-start setup so that you start a run immediately and enter plate information at a later time.

Sensitive LED-Based 3-Color Fluorescence Reading
The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System utilizes a long-life LED-based optical system that can record fluorescence from FAM™/SYBR® Green, VIC®/JOE™, and ROX™ dyes. This cost-effective, 3-color, 48-well system delivers precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results and saves data from all filters in every run without depending on a computer or plate setup. It can discriminate between 2 populations of 5,000 and 10,000 template copies of a TaqMan® assay with 99.7% confidence.

Compatible with Many Genomic Analysis Techniques
Perform a variety of standard and demanding genetic analysis research techniques on one instrument using the user friendly StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System and software. The StepOne™ System supports many Real-Time PCR applications, including the following:

• SNP Genotyping
• Gene Expression Analysis
• MicroRNA Expression
• Translocation Analysis
• Gene Detection
• Viral Load Analysis

The included StepOne™ Software supports a variety of analysis methods, including the following:

• Standard Curve (absolute quantitation)
• Relative Standard Curve
• Comparative Ct (ΔΔCt) (relative quantitation)
• Genotyping and Presence/Absence
• Melt Curve Analysis
High Resolution Melting (additional software required)

Versatile Instrument Configuration Options
The ultra-compact footprint of a StepOne™ System can be installed in multiple distinct configurations, providing unmatched flexibility and convenience that can allow a fit in any laboratory (Fig 2). The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System can be used via a PC, with a PC connected to a Local Area Network (LAN), or as a stand-alone instrument (PC-free). Each StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is factory-calibrated for optical and thermal accuracy, so simply remarkable Real-Time PCR results can be obtained right out of the box.

Real-Time Data Monitoring, Dissemination, and Storage
The system measures amplification as it occurs, allowing you to monitor the progress of your experiment cycle by cycle, either on the machine or remotely. Your data is stored on the instrument itself, and can be viewed and stored automatically via remote access or transferred via email or a USB flash drive. Data can also be conveniently exported as PowerPoint®, Excel®, and graphical image files.

Expanded Gene Expression Capabilities
The advanced software provided with the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System now includes the powerful Gene Expression Study Package. This software package allows for greater flexibility and accuracy in your gene expression assays through:

• Analysis of an unlimited number of plates in one study
• Sorting of data by biological or technical replicate group
• Use of multiple endogenous controls
• Assay efficiency correction

High Resolution Melting Capability
Now with High Resolution Melt Software v3.0 you can perform post-PCR sequence variation analysis with the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System. This separately purchased software simplifies set-up by maintaining assay specific settings and accepts pasted plate layout information directly from Excel. HRM Software v3.0 also has an improved clustering algorithm for increased sensitivity and accuracy, and the ability to conduct separate analyses of multiple assays run on a single plate.

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

QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System, 384-well block, laptop Applied Biosystems™

The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system is a highly flexible, comprehensive real-time PCR platform that leverages the best of Applied Biosystems™ real-time technology in a single instrument. The QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System includes easy-to-change blocks that can accommodate OpenArray™ plates, TaqMan™ array cards, 384-well, 96-well, and FAST 96-well plates allowing you to select the format that is right for your project whether it's now or in the future, for maximum flexibility and consistency in your research.

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use. These software tools are compatible with Mac or PC as well as most Applied Biosystems instrument file types.

The QuantStudio 12K Flex System's intuitive software, easy touch screen setup, automation integration, effortless block exchange, and easy-to- use OpenArray components are designed to let you get started right away and reduce hands on time. Plan for the future and save time, money, and space in your lab with the only all-in-one qPCR instrument enabling a broad range of applications with maximum throughput.

Flexibility & Scalability
Includes five interchangeable blocks: The QuantStudio 12K Flex blocks accomodate 96-well, FAST 96-well, 384-well, TaqMan array cards, and OpenArray plates, for effortless scaling from 1 to 12,000 data points in a single run. Increase throughput as you dive deeper into your research, using just one instrument. As you begin your project, start with 96-well format experiments and then scale up to a higher throughput to get the statistically significant answers you need. Additionally, you can easily validate and screen your targets of interest with a selected panel of genes using novel formats such as the TaqMan array cards and OpenArray plates.

• Compatible with a full range of TaqMan assays: The QuantStudio 12K Flex System is optimized to enable clear, clean data for all TaqMan assays that might be used across a broad range of applications, including gene expression, microRNA and small noncoding RNAs, SNP genotyping, protein analysis, protein thermal shift, high resolution melt, copy number variation, and pathogen detection.

• Provides a seamless switch from qPCR to digital PCR: Increase the precision and sensitivity of your nucleic acid experiment by switching from qPCR to digital PCR mode using QuantStudio Digital PCR kits and DigitalSuite™ Software with the QuantStudio OpenArray block.

• Delivers peace of mind: Leave early on a Friday and monitor runs from home, knowing that the system can safely store over 100 runs.

Maximum Throughput
Enhanced OptiFlex™ System: Building upon Applied Biosystems technology, the Enhanced OptiFlex System provides enhanced fluorescence detection for the accurate and sensitive data analysis necessary to collect 12,000 data points in a single run.

• Unprecedented coverage and sample throughput: The OpenArray format accelerates genomic validation and screening, driving over 150,000 data points per work day, enabling most projects to be completed in days instead of weeks.

• Simple OpenArray workflow: QuantStudio Open Array plates arrive in a case to facilitate ease of handling and ensure optimal data quality upon loading of samples using the Accufill™ System. Easily load four arrays into the QuantStudio 12K Flex instrument to achieve over 12,000 data points. Integrated sample tracking software lets you easily track your samples throughout the course of your project.

• Integrated analysis and quality systems: New intuitive touch-screen interface and integrated calendar feature allows for scheduling time of use on the instrument. Additional analysis software such as DigitalSuite v1.0, ExpressionSuite v1.0, and Genotyper v1.1 is available to help you analyze hundreds of targets and samples and achieve the statistical power you need.

QuantStudio 12K Flex Software
• Intuitive interface and innovative design for novice and experienced users
• Convenient walk-away operation
• Improved data analysis across block types
• Fully compatible with high-throughput environments

Expandable Software Architecture
Optional add-ons are available to upgrade the existing software:
21 CFR Part 11 compliance: This optional SAE module assists with Security, Auditing, and Electronic signature of records for full data traceability.

• High Resolution Melt (HRM): Using the built-in MeltDoctor™ protocols and calibrations, you can spend less time optimizing the run and more time customizing your results. Define the number of variants you want to see by quickly changing analysis settings.

• DigitalSuite Software v1.0: For OpenArray block users needing sensitivity for rare targets and precision to measure small differences in target abundance.

• ExpressionSuite Software v1.0: Stand-alone gene expression software with enhanced analysis tools that can analyze over 200 384-well plates or 10 OpenArray plates.

QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Tilt Base for GeneAmp™ PCR System 9700 Applied Biosystems™

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Tilt Base for GeneAmp® PCR System 9700 sits beneath the GeneAmp® 9700 thermal cycler and ensures consistent performance during the PCR amplification of the QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR Chips. Simply place the Tilt Base beneath the feet of the thermal cycler, load your prepared 3D digital PCR chips, and begin PCR amplification.

RapidFinder™ Analysis Software v1.0 Thermo Scientific™

Optimize your pathogen detection workflow and enhance your downstream decision-making process with Thermo Scientific™ RapidFinder™ Analysis Software v1.0. The software simplifies the PCR run setup and the interpretation of pathogen presence/absence results.

RapidFinder Analysis Software v1.0 supports the Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ PCR Assay workflows, and Thermo Scientific™ RapidFinder™ Salmonella Species, Typhimurium and Enteritidis Multiplex PCR Kit workflow on the Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 5 Food Safety Real-Time PCR System which comes with QuantStudio™ Design & Analysis Software.

Replacement Lamp for ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR System Applied Biosystems™

Replacement lamp, light source, for the ViiA™ 7 Instrument. Calibration is recommended after lamp replacement.

7500 Real-Time PCR System, desktop Applied Biosystems™

The 7500 Real-Time PCR System is a powerful platform for labs requiring superior performance and maximum dye versatility. This system is a sophisticated platform for users who require extended capabilities and maximum versatility. The 3rd generation platform features an innovative optical system that enhances sensitivity and lets you access a broader range of fluorophores. The variable excitation capability allows greater sensitivity for longer wavelength (red) dyes.

• Powerful, five-color platform is calibrated for the broadest range of dyes available: FAM™⁄SYBR® Green I, VIC®⁄JOE™, NED™⁄ TAMRA™⁄ Cy3™, ROX™⁄Texas Red®, and Cy5™ dyes
• Specialized optical system enables easy and accurate calibration to new dyes without requiring the addition of new filter sets
• Advanced multi-componenting algorithm minimizes spectral crosstalk – superior for multiplexing
• User-friendly software includes plate set-up wizards, multi-plate data viewing capabilities, and advanced analysis tools to make data processing simple and straightforward

NEW - 7500 Software v2.x
Now the easy-to-use StepOne software is available for both the 7500 and 7500 Fast systems with the 7500 Software v2.x upgrade. The 7500 Software v2.x incorporates your favorite StepOne Software features, such as a variety of plate setup wizards, standard curve dilution and master mix recipe calculators, QC flags, data filters, and email notification when a run is finished. The 7500 Software v2.x also includes an enhanced Gene Expression Study package and has a variety of new melting curve protocol options, including multiple peak detection, step and hold temperature control, and customizable ramp rates.

The NEW Gene Expression Study package accommodates large studies better than any other instrument software package:
• Import an unlimited number of Comparative CT (relative quantitation) files to one study
• Group samples and view data both by technical replicate group and biological replicate group
• Use any gene(s) as an endogenous control, including averaging multiple controls together
• Enter known efficiency values to be factored into the RQ results

21 CFR Part 11 Module available
The SDS v1.4 21CFRp11 Module is a powerful tool for assisting with 21CFRp11 compliance, while still offering the flexibility of user-customizable configuration settings.
• Individual user log-ins can be added for up to four user groups, each group with designated permission settings
• User-customizable permission settings include fourteen system activities, e-signature authority designation, and additional security settings to give you maximum control over your compliance efforts
• Audit trails can be enabled or disabled depending on your traceability needs
• A selection of e-signatures is available to ease e-signatures into your workflow

Supports Many Applications
Applications include gene expression analysis, pathogen quantitation, SNP genotyping, isothermal and +⁄– assays utilizing internal positive controls. To facilitate many of these applications, Applied Biosystems® provides preformulated, ready-to-use, quality-tested, TaqMan® assays for use with the 7500 system. Now you can reduce your assay optimization efforts.

Upgrade to High-Speed Thermal Cycling
An optional upgrade to the 7500 Fast System is available. This 7500 Fast System uses our master mix formulations and enables you to shorten your real-time PCR runs to as little as 30 minutes.

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

USB A/B Cable, 20", for 7000, 7300, 7500, and 7500 Fast Systems Applied Biosystems™

This is a spare part for 7000, 7300, 7500, and 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR Systems.

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

StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System, laptop Applied Biosystems™

The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is a 48-well, low-throughput Real-Time PCR instrument perfect for both first-time and experienced users. The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System can be setup in a variety of configurations and comes ready to use, out of the box, with intuitive data analysis and instrument control software. Utilizing robust LED based 3-color optical recording, the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is designed to deliver precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results for a variety of genomic research applications. Includes a laptop computer.

Features of the The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System include:

• Advanced software and instrumentation for performing a wide array of genomic assays.
• Sensitive 3-color optical LED recording system
• Intuitive and robust software perfect for both first-time and advanced users
• Simple and flexible instrument set-up and usage

StepOne™ Software
The StepOne™ Software included with the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System runs on Windows® XP, Window Vista®, and Windows® 7 operating systems and provides instrument control, data collection, and data analysis capabilities. This latest version includes capabilities to collect melt curve data for High Resolution Melt (HRM) applications and the option to export in Real-Time PCR Data Markup Language (RDML) for compatibility with MIQE guidelines.

Rapid and Simple Assay Set-Up
This remarkably simple Real-Time PCR system is designed with an LCD touchscreen and a user-friendly interface that brings the power of genetic studies to researchers new to Real-Time PCR (Fig 1). The intuitive software and protocol wizards help guide new users through their Real-Time PCR experiments. The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System also includes a quick-start setup so that you start a run immediately and enter plate information at a later time.

Sensitive LED-Based 3-Color Fluorescence Reading
The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System utilizes a long-life LED-based optical system that can record fluorescence from FAM™/SYBR® Green, VIC®/JOE™, and ROX™ dyes. This cost-effective, 3-color, 48-well system delivers precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results and saves data from all filters in every run without depending on a computer or plate setup. It can discriminate between 2 populations of 5,000 and 10,000 template copies of a TaqMan® assay with 99.7% confidence.

Compatible with Many Genomic Analysis Techniques
Perform a variety of standard and demanding genetic analysis research techniques on one instrument using the user friendly StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System and software. The StepOne™ System supports many Real-Time PCR applications, including the following:

• SNP Genotyping
• Gene Expression Analysis
• MicroRNA Expression
• Translocation Analysis
• Gene Detection
• Viral Load Analysis

The included StepOne™ Software supports a variety of analysis methods, including the following:

• Standard Curve (absolute quantitation)
• Relative Standard Curve
• Comparative Ct (ΔΔCt) (relative quantitation)
• Genotyping and Presence/Absence
• Melt Curve Analysis
High Resolution Melting (additional software required)

Versatile Instrument Configuration Options
The ultra-compact footprint of a StepOne™ System can be installed in multiple distinct configurations, providing unmatched flexibility and convenience that can allow a fit in any laboratory (Fig 2). The StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System can be used via a PC, with a PC connected to a Local Area Network (LAN), or as a stand-alone instrument (PC-free). Each StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System is factory-calibrated for optical and thermal accuracy, so simply remarkable Real-Time PCR results can be obtained right out of the box.

Real-Time Data Monitoring, Dissemination, and Storage
The system measures amplification as it occurs, allowing you to monitor the progress of your experiment cycle by cycle, either on the machine or remotely. Your data is stored on the instrument itself, and can be viewed and stored automatically via remote access or transferred via email or a USB flash drive. Data can also be conveniently exported as PowerPoint®, Excel®, and graphical image files.

Expanded Gene Expression Capabilities
The advanced software provided with the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System now includes the powerful Gene Expression Study Package. This software package allows for greater flexibility and accuracy in your gene expression assays through:

• Analysis of an unlimited number of plates in one study
• Sorting of data by biological or technical replicate group
• Use of multiple endogenous controls
• Assay efficiency correction

High Resolution Melting Capability
Now with High Resolution Melt Software v3.0 you can perform post-PCR sequence variation analysis with the StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System. This separately purchased software simplifies set-up by maintaining assay specific settings and accepts pasted plate layout information directly from Excel. HRM Software v3.0 also has an improved clustering algorithm for increased sensitivity and accuracy, and the ability to conduct separate analyses of multiple assays run on a single plate.

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

QuantStudio™ 5 Real-Time PCR System, 96-well, 0.2 mL Applied Biosystems™

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio® 5 Real-Time PCR System is designed for users who need superior performance, maximum dye versatility, and security options in a real-time PCR system that is affordable and easy to use. The optimized Design and Analysis software is ideal for both first-time and experienced users. When connected to the Thermo Fisher Cloud, the QuantStudio® 5 system provides access to your data wherever and whenever you want. Using proven OptiFlex® technology (featuring 6 decoupled channels and white LED) and featuring six independent Veriflex® temperature zones, the QuantStudio® 5 96-well system enables improved data accuracy and sensitivity for a broad range of genomic applications. The QuantStudio® 5 system also offers the built-in software features of electronic record security and prevention of unauthorized instrument access to assist with 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

Quantstudio 3/5 Firmware and Design & Analysis Software >

Features of the QuantStudio® 5 system with 96-well block include:

• Proven OptiFlex® technology (6 decoupled channels/21 filter combinations with white LED) for trusted results
• User account management, locked workflow, and Pause features for greater control of experiment data
• Built-in software features to support compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines
• Secure cloud-based software provides increased accessibility and storage options
• Simplified instrument software with interactive touchscreen for greater ease of use
• 96-well 0.2mL format or 96-well 0.1mL format

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Upload data from the instrument or upload your own files from anywhere you have web access. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use.

Easy to use
The QuantStudio® 5 Real-Time PCR System is compact in form, factory calibrated and is delivered in user-friendly packaging to enable fast and simple installation for immediate use. The interactive touchscreen provides a modern usability experience and the simplified instrument software/pre-optimized protocol templates allow users of any experience level to quickly set up and start a run.

Design and analysis software options:

Option 1: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis cloud software
• Supports web browser-based system configuration with PC or MAC computer
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• Enables secure access of your data when and where you want through the cloud
• No software to install, no licenses and no versions to update

Option 2: QuantStudio® Design and Analysis desktop software
• Supports traditional co-located computer system configuration on Windows® 7 OS
• Streamlined software for improved usability and response time
• No licenses to purchase

Total control
With built-in software features to support compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines, user account management, locked workflow and Pause features, the QuantStudio® 5 system offers users greater control of experiment data

Multiplex performance results that you can trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with OptiFlex® technology. In the 96-well system this technology features 6 decoupled excitation and emission filter channels, for a total of 21 filter combinations, with white LED.

Sensitive data analysis
Detect changes in target quantity as small as 1.5-fold in single-plex reactions and obtain 10 logs of linear dynamic range.

High application versatility
Simple and optimized protocols, reliable assays and reagents, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, and more.

QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System, Array Card block, laptop Applied Biosystems™

The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system is a highly flexible, comprehensive real-time PCR platform that leverages the best of Applied Biosystems™ real-time technology in a single instrument. The QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System includes easy-to-change blocks that can accommodate OpenArray™ plates, TaqMan™ array cards, 384-well, 96-well, and FAST 96-well plates allowing you to select the format that is right for your project whether it's now or in the future, for maximum flexibility and consistency in your research.

Thermo Fisher Cloud
Thermo Fisher Cloud provides scientists with a secure place to store, analyze, and share data. Applied Biosystems qPCR Analysis Modules within the Thermo Fisher Cloud are web browser-based software tools that are flexible, fast and easy to use. These software tools are compatible with Mac or PC as well as most Applied Biosystems instrument file types.

The QuantStudio 12K Flex System's intuitive software, easy touch screen setup, automation integration, effortless block exchange, and easy-to- use OpenArray components are designed to let you get started right away and reduce hands on time. Plan for the future and save time, money, and space in your lab with the only all-in-one qPCR instrument enabling a broad range of applications with maximum throughput.

Flexibility & Scalability
Includes five interchangeable blocks: The QuantStudio 12K Flex blocks accomodate 96-well, FAST 96-well, 384-well, TaqMan array cards, and OpenArray plates, for effortless scaling from 1 to 12,000 data points in a single run. Increase throughput as you dive deeper into your research, using just one instrument. As you begin your project, start with 96-well format experiments and then scale up to a higher throughput to get the statistically significant answers you need. Additionally, you can easily validate and screen your targets of interest with a selected panel of genes using novel formats such as the TaqMan array cards and OpenArray plates.

• Compatible with a full range of TaqMan assays: The QuantStudio 12K Flex System is optimized to enable clear, clean data for all TaqMan assays that might be used across a broad range of applications, including gene expression, microRNA and small noncoding RNAs, SNP genotyping, protein analysis, protein thermal shift, high resolution melt, copy number variation, and pathogen detection.

• Provides a seamless switch from qPCR to digital PCR: Increase the precision and sensitivity of your nucleic acid experiment by switching from qPCR to digital PCR mode using QuantStudio Digital PCR kits and DigitalSuite™ Software with the QuantStudio OpenArray block.

• Delivers peace of mind: Leave early on a Friday and monitor runs from home, knowing that the system can safely store over 100 runs.

Maximum Throughput
Enhanced OptiFlex™ System: Building upon Applied Biosystems technology, the Enhanced OptiFlex System provides enhanced fluorescence detection for the accurate and sensitive data analysis necessary to collect 12,000 data points in a single run.

• Unprecedented coverage and sample throughput: The OpenArray format accelerates genomic validation and screening, driving over 150,000 data points per work day, enabling most projects to be completed in days instead of weeks.

• Simple OpenArray workflow: QuantStudio Open Array plates arrive in a case to facilitate ease of handling and ensure optimal data quality upon loading of samples using the Accufill™ System. Easily load four arrays into the QuantStudio 12K Flex instrument to achieve over 12,000 data points. Integrated sample tracking software lets you easily track your samples throughout the course of your project.

• Integrated analysis and quality systems: New intuitive touch-screen interface and integrated calendar feature allows for scheduling time of use on the instrument. Additional analysis software such as DigitalSuite v1.0, ExpressionSuite v1.0, and Genotyper v1.1 is available to help you analyze hundreds of targets and samples and achieve the statistical power you need.

QuantStudio 12K Flex Software
• Intuitive interface and innovative design for novice and experienced users
• Convenient walk-away operation
• Improved data analysis across block types
• Fully compatible with high-throughput environments

Expandable Software Architecture
Optional add-ons are available to upgrade the existing software:
21 CFR Part 11 compliance: This optional SAE module assists with Security, Auditing, and Electronic signature of records for full data traceability.

• High Resolution Melt (HRM): Using the built-in MeltDoctor™ protocols and calibrations, you can spend less time optimizing the run and more time customizing your results. Define the number of variants you want to see by quickly changing analysis settings.

• DigitalSuite Software v1.0: For OpenArray block users needing sensitivity for rare targets and precision to measure small differences in target abundance.

• ExpressionSuite Software v1.0: Stand-alone gene expression software with enhanced analysis tools that can analyze over 200 384-well plates or 10 OpenArray plates.

StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System, laptop Applied Biosystems™

The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System is a 96-well Real-Time PCR instrument perfect for both first-time and experienced users. The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System can be setup in a variety of configurations and comes ready to use, out of the box, with intuitive data analysis and instrument control software. Utilizing robust LED based 4-color optical recording, the StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System is designed to deliver precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results for a variety of genomic research applications. We supply a Dell™ Laptop with the StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System.

Features of the StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System include:

• Advanced software and instrumentation for performing a wide array of genomic assays
• Sensitive 4-color optical LED recording system
• Intuitive and robust software perfect for both first-time and advanced users
• Simple and flexible instrument set-up and usage

New StepOne™ Software
The StepOne™ Software included with the StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System runs on the Windows® XP operating system and provides instrument control, data collection, and data analysis capabilities (analysis software is also compatible with Windows® 7). This latest version includes capabilities to collect melt curve data for High Resolution Melt (HRM) applications and the option to export in Real-Time PCR Data Markup Language (RDML) for compatibility with MIQE guidelines.

Rapid and Simple Assay Set-Up
This remarkably simple Real-Time PCR system is designed with an LCD touchscreen and a user-friendly interface that brings the power of genetic studies to researchers new to Real-Time PCR (Fig 1). The intuitive software and protocol wizards help guide new users through their Real-Time PCR experiments. The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System also includes a quick-start setup so that you start a run immediately and enter plate information at a later time.

Sensitive LED-Based 4 Color Fluorescence Reading
The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System utilizes a long-life LED-based optical system that can record fluorescence from FAM™/SYBR® Green, VIC®/JOE™, NED™/TAMRA™, and ROX™ dyes. This cost-effective, 4-color, 96-well system delivers precise, quantitative Real-Time PCR results and saves data from all filters in every run without depending on a computer or plate setup. It can discriminate between 2 populations of 5,000 and 10,000 template copies of a TaqMan® assay with 99.7% confidence.

Compatible with Many Genomic Analysis Techniques
Perform a variety of standard and demanding genetic analysis research techniques on one instrument using the user friendly StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System and StepOne™ Software.

The StepOnePlus™ System supports many Real-Time PCR applications, including the following:

• SNP Genotyping
• Gene Expression Analysis
• MicroRNA Expression
• Protein Expression
• Translocation Analysis
• Gene Detection
• Viral Load Analysis

The included StepOne™ Software supports a variety of analysis methods, including the following:

• Standard Curve (absolute quantitation)
• Relative Standard Curve
• Comparative Ct (ΔΔCt) (relative quantitation)
• Genotyping and Presence/Absence
• Melt Curve Analysis (as a standalone application)
High Resolution Melting (as a standalone application)

Versatile Instrument Configuration Options
The ultra-compact footprint of a StepOnePlus™ System can be installed in multiple distinct configurations, providing unmatched flexibility and convenience that can allow a fit in any laboratory (Fig 2). The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System can be used via a PC, with a PC connected to a Local Area Network (LAN), or as a stand-alone instrument (PC-free). Each StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System is factory-calibrated for optical and thermal accuracy, so simply remarkable Real-Time PCR results can be obtained right out of the box.

Energy Efficiency and Space Saving
The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System draws 38% less energy to process one sample plate (when the instrument is in a heated state), compared to the Bio-Rad CFX96™ Real-Time PCR Detection System. The StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System also has advanced temperature control through use of VeriFlex™ Blocks technology and has a footprint nearly 15% smaller than Bio-Rad CFX96™, which in today’s crowded laboratories helps you use your laboratory space even more efficiently. You also leave a smaller environmental footprint on the Earth.

Real-Time Data Monitoring, Dissemination, and Storage
The system measures amplification as it occurs, allowing you to monitor the progress of your experiment cycle by cycle, either on the machine or remotely. Your data is stored on the instrument itself, and can be viewed and stored automatically via remote access, or transferred via email or a USB flash drive. Data can also be conveniently exported as PowerPoint®, Excel®, and graphical image files.

Expanded Gene Expression Capabilities
The advanced software provided with the StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System now includes the powerful Gene Expression Study Package. This software package allows for greater flexibility and accuracy in your gene expression assays through:

• Analysis of an unlimited number of plates in one study
• Sorting of data by biological or technical replicate group
• Use of multiple endogenous controls
• Assay efficiency correction

Advanced High Resolution Melting Capability
Now with High Resolution Melt Software v3.0, you can perform post-PCR sequence variation analysis with the StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System. This separately purchased software simplifies set-up by maintaining assay specific settings and accepts pasted plate layout information directly from Excel. HRM Software v3.0 also has an improved clustering algorithm for increased sensitivity and accuracy, and the ability to conduct separate analyses of multiple assays run on a single plate.

7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, laptop Applied Biosystems™

The Applied Biosystems® 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System offers maximum performance in the minimum time. Fully optimized for Fast cycling, the 7500 Fast delivers high-quality results in as little as 30 minutes. We supply a Dell™ Notebook computer with the 7500 Fast System.

• Specially designed Fast block ensures thermal uniformity at top speeds.
• Faster ramp rates enable rapid results without compromising extension times or assay quality.
• Fast optical plates ensure excellent precision in 10-30 ul reaction volumes.
• Use TaqMan® Fast Universal PCR Master Mix to run multiple Fast assays on one plate.
• Finish more runs per day with the excellent performance equivalent to that offered by the 7500 System.

High Resolution Melting Analysis
The Applied Biosystems® High Resolution Melting (HRM) Software is the easiest to use melting analysis software enabling real-time PCR melt curve assays to be used more accurately for mutation scanning and genotyping. The HRM Software is available on the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, which delivers precise results in a standard 96-well format.

Use the Applied Biosystems® High Resolution Melting (HRM) Software to perform more sophisticated melting analysis with an easy to follow workflow and minimal subjective data analysis steps.

• Shortens analysis time by auto-calling genotypes and automatically omitting the no template controls.
• Minimizes subjective analysis by automatically grouping unknown variant clusters.
• No temperature shift required – distinguish between homozygous mutants and wild type more easily.
• Allows easy data review with customizable multi-plot views, expandable windows and one-click color assignment to highlight curves of interest.
• Facilitates data presentation with the option to export data and graphs directly to PowerPoint or as JPEG files.

NEW - 7500 Software v2.0
Now the easy-to-use StepOne software is available for both the 7500 and 7500 Fast systems with the 7500 Software v2.0 upgrade. The 7500 Software v2.0 incorporates your favorite StepOne Software features, such as a variety of plate setup wizards, standard curve dilution and master mix recipe calculators, QC flags, data filters, and email notification when a run is finished. The 7500 Software v2.0 also includes an enhanced Gene Expression Study package and has a variety of new melting curve protocol options, including multiple peak detection, step and hold temperature control, and customizable ramp rates.

The Gene Expression Study package accommodates large studies better than any other instrument software package:
• Import an unlimited number of Comparative CT (relative quantitation) files to one study.
• Group samples and view data both by technical replicate group and biological replicate group.
• Use any gene(s) as an endogenous control, including averaging multiple controls together.
• Enter known efficiency values to be factored into the RQ results

21 CFR Part 11 Module available
The SDS v1.4 21CFRp11 Module is a powerful tool for assisting with 21CFRp11 compliance, while still offering the flexibility of user-customizable configuration settings.

• Individual user log-ins can be added for up to four user groups, each group with designated permission settings.
• User-customizable permission settings include fourteen system activities, e-signature authority designation, and additional security settings to give you maximum control over your compliance efforts.
• Audit trails can be enabled or disabled depending on your traceability needs.
• A selection of e-signatures is available to ease e-signatures into your workflow.

One System, Many Applications
Applications include gene expression analysis, pathogen quantitation, SNP genotyping, isothermal and +⁄– assays utilizing internal positive controls. To facilitate many of these applications, Applied Biosystems® provides preformulated, ready-to-use, quality-tested, TaqMan® assays for use with the 7500 Fast system. Now you can reduce your assay optimization efforts.

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