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QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System, 384-well, desktop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System advances your research further by enabling a broad range of real-time PCR-based applications through its multiplexing capabilities and interchangeable block formats. With a simplified workflow, intuitive software, automation capabilities, and touch-screen interface, the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system offers exceptional reproducibility with minimal well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument variation.

Features of the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System include:

• Increased application versatility through the accomodation of 4 different block types
• Compatible with over 8 million TaqMan® assays for gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, or protein expression experiments
• The intelligent design of the QuantStudio™ platform combined with Applied Biosystems® instrument reliability and accuracy
• Easy-to-use software, responsive touch-screen, automation capabilities, and effortless block exchange without the need for any tools

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.

>> Download a 90-day trial of the QuantStudio™ 7 software

The QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system accommodates the interchange of a 96-well, 96-well Fast, 384-well, or TaqMan® array card block. The system is delivered with one block type (a 384-well block in this case); other block types may be purchased separately. In addition, a Twister® Robot Automation Accessory is available for this system to support high throughput workflows. For a more value-priced system that does not support TaqMan® array cards or automation (but that can be upgraded to do so at a later date), please see our QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system. And for the ultimate in flexibility, consider the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system, which also accommodates TaqMan® OpenArray® plates.

Accomplish More, Faster
Run hundreds of real-time PCR reactions effortlessly using TaqMan® Array 384-well microfluidic cards. And when integrated with the Twister® Robot Automation Accessory (available separately), the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system maximizes your throughput capabilities.

High Application Versatility
Simple workflows, reliable assays and reagents, multiple formats, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, High Resolution Melt (HRM), and Protein Thermal Shift™ experiments.

Results You Can Trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with the OptiFlex™ system, which features 6 decoupled excitation and emission filter channels with 21 filter combinations for maximum multiplexing and chemistry flexibility.

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.

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.

StepOne™ Real-Time PCR System, desktop (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 tower 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, 0.1 mL, desktop (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™ 6 Flex Real-Time PCR System, 384-well, laptop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 6 Flex Real-Time PCR System facilitates real-time PCR based applications with an upgradable block selection, allowing you to plan for experiments today and grow with tomorrow’s needs. With a simplified workflow, intuitive software, and touch-screen interface, the QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system offers exceptional reproducibility at a price you can afford.

Features of the QuantStudio™ 6 Flex Real-Time PCR System include:

• Affordable price allows you to obtain a high performance instrument with minimal upfront capital investment
• Compatible with over 8 million TaqMan® assays for gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, or protein expression experiments
• The intelligent design of the QuantStudio™ platform combined with Applied Biosystems® instrument reliability and accuracy
• Easy-to-use software, responsive touch-screen, and effortless block exchange without the need for any tools

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.

>> Download a 90-day trial of the QuantStudio™ 6 software

The QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system accommodates the interchange of a 96-well, 96-well Fast, or 384-well block. The system is delivered with one block type (a 384-well block in this case); other block types may be purchased separately. For a system that also supports TaqMan® array cards, as well as automation, please see our QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system. The QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system can also be upgraded to a QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system at a later date, as your needs change. For the ultimate in productivity, consider the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system, which also accommodates TaqMan® OpenArray® plates.

Upgrade Capabilities When You Need Them

The QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system can be seamlessly upgraded to a QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system by a field service engineer to give you additional automation, throughput, and multiplexing capabilities.

Results You Can Trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with the OptiFlex® system, which features 5 coupled excitation and emission filter channels.

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.

QuantStudio™ 5 Real-Time PCR System, 96-well, 0.2 mL, desktop (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™ 6 Flex Real-Time PCR System, 96-well, desktop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 6 Flex Real-Time PCR System facilitates real-time PCR based applications with an upgradable block selection, allowing you to plan for experiments today and grow with tomorrow’s needs. With a simplified workflow, intuitive software, and touch-screen interface, the QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system offers exceptional reproducibility at a price you can afford.

Features of the QuantStudio™ 6 Flex Real-Time PCR System include:

• Affordable price allows you to obtain a high performance instrument with minimal upfront capital investment
• Compatible with over 8 million TaqMan® assays for gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, or protein expression experiments
• The intelligent design of the QuantStudio™ platform combined with Applied Biosystems® instrument reliability and accuracy
• Easy-to-use software, responsive touch-screen, and effortless block exchange without the need for any tools

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.

>> Download a 90-day trial of the QuantStudio™ 6 software

The QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system accommodates the interchange of a 96-well, 96-well Fast, or 384-well block. The system is delivered with one block type (a 96-well block in this case); other block types may be purchased separately. For a system that also supports TaqMan® array cards, as well as automation, please see our QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system. The QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system can also be upgraded to a QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system at a later date, as your needs change. For the ultimate in productivity, consider the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system, which also accommodates TaqMan® OpenArray® plates.

Upgrade Capabilities When You Need Them

The QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system can be seamlessly upgraded to a QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system by a field service engineer to give you additional automation, throughput, and multiplexing capabilities.

Results You Can Trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with the OptiFlex® system, which features 5 coupled excitation and emission filter channels.

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.

SureTect™ Real-Time PCR System (Thermo Scientific™)

Quickly and accurately detect microorganisms in a broad range of food and environmental samples using the Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ System.

7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, desktop (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™ Tower 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.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 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.

QuantStudio™ 5 Real-Time PCR System for Human Identification, 96-well, 0.2 mL, laptop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR System for Human Identification with laptop computer is the latest addition to our human identification (HID) real-time PCR family of products. This instrument is designed for both new and experienced users who need a simple, reliable, and affordable real-time PCR system that doesn’t require compromise on performance or quality. When used with our latest advances in quantification chemistry and HID Real-Time PCR Analysis Software, this system offers a sensitive, robust solution for forensic DNA quantification. It also helps prepare laboratories for future quantification technologies. With maximum dye versatility, this HID solution offers accurate, trusted results in a small benchtop footprint.

Features of the QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR System for Human Identification:

Streamlined
• Smaller foot print: 27 W x 50 D x 40 H cm, designed to maximize horizontal and vertical bench space
• Front-facing fully motorized block

Interactive
• Touch screen interface enables viewing of amplification plots
• Easy and intuitive interface

Reliable
• Bright light LED median lifetime greater than 5 years
• Less frequent maintenance
• 10 GB on-board memory for storage of 2,000–5,000 runs
• HID-validated system
• 0.2 mL standard 96-well format

Innovative
• Multiplexing capability for up to six dyes, enabling future quantification technology
• Precise temperature control with Peltier-controlled blocks (known as VeriFlex zones)
• USB interface

Real-Time PCR applications
Real-time PCR is a flexible technique that can be used for multiple forensic applications:
• Forensic database
    --Laboratories without direct amplification workflows
• Forensic casework
    --Confirmatory screening of male DNA
    --Sexual assault sample workflow
    --Quality and quantity sample assessment

QuantStudio™ 5 Real-Time PCR System, 384-well, desktop (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 5 coupled channels and white LED), the QuantStudio® 5 384-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 384-well block include:

• Proven OptiFlex® technology (5 coupled channels 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

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 384-well system this technology features 5 coupled excitation and emission filter channels 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™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System, 96-well Fast, desktop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System advances your research further by enabling a broad range of real-time PCR-based applications through its multiplexing capabilities and interchangeable block formats. With a simplified workflow, intuitive software, automation capabilities, and touch-screen interface, the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system offers exceptional reproducibility with minimal well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument variation.

Features of the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System include:

• Increased application versatility through the accomodation of 4 different block types
• Compatible with over 8 million TaqMan® assays for gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, or protein expression experiments
• The intelligent design of the QuantStudio™ platform combined with Applied Biosystems® instrument reliability and accuracy
• Easy-to-use software, responsive touch-screen, automation capabilities, and effortless block exchange without the need for any tools

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.

>> Download a 90-day trial of the QuantStudio™ 7 software

The QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system accommodates the interchange of a 96-well, 96-well Fast, 384-well, or TaqMan® array card block. The system is delivered with one block type (a 96-well Fast block in this case); other block types may be purchased separately. In addition, a Twister® Robot Automation Accessory is available for this system to support high throughput workflows. For a more value-priced system that does not support TaqMan® array cards or automation (but that can be upgraded to do so at a later date), please see our QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system. And for the ultimate in flexibility, consider the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system, which also accommodates TaqMan® OpenArray® plates.

Accomplish More, Faster
Run hundreds of real-time PCR reactions effortlessly using TaqMan® Array 384-well microfluidic cards. And when integrated with the Twister® Robot Automation Accessory (available separately), the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system maximizes your throughput capabilities.

High Application Versatility
Simple workflows, reliable assays and reagents, multiple formats, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, High Resolution Melt (HRM), and Protein Thermal Shift™ experiments.

Results You Can Trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with the OptiFlex™ system, which features 6 decoupled excitation and emission filter channels with 21 filter combinations for maximum multiplexing and chemistry flexibility.

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.

QuantStudio™ 3 Real-Time PCR System, 96-well, 0.1 mL (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio® 3 Real-Time PCR System is designed for users who need an affordable, easy-to-use real-time PCR system that doesn't compromise performance and quality. The simplified Design and Analysis software is ideal for both first-time and experienced users. When connected to the Thermo Fisher Cloud, the QuantStudio® 3 system provides access to your data wherever and whenever you want. Using proven OptiFlex® technology (featuring 4 coupled channels and white LED) and featuring three independent Veriflex® temperature zones, the QuantStudio® 3 system enables improved data accuracy and sensitivity for a broad range of genomic applications.

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Features of the QuantStudio® 3 system include:

• Simplified instrument software with interactive touchscreen for greater ease of use
• Proven OptiFlex® technology (4 coupled channels with white LED) for trusted results
• Secure cloud-based software option provides increased accessibility and storage options
• User account management, locked workflow, and Pause features for greater control of experiments
• 96-well 0.2 mL format or 96-well 0.1 mL 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® 3 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

Results you can trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with OptiFlex® technology, which features 4 coupled excitation and emission filter channels 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.

7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System with Fast 96-Well Block Module (Applied Biosystems™)

The 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System is a real-time quantitative PCR system that combines 96- and 384-well plate compatibility and the TaqMan® Low Density Array with fully automated robotic loading-and now also offers optional Fast real-time PCR capability.

• Fast PCR option reduces run time to about 35 minutes in a standard 96-well format, or about 55 minutes in a 384-well plate.
• Continuous wavelength detection from 500-660 nm allows the use of multiple fluorophores in a single reaction.
• Measure gene expression levels, detect and quantitate pathogens, perform allelic discrimination (SNP genotyping) assays as well as score the presence of gene sequences.
• 96- or 384-well plate compatibility (including the TaqMan® Low Density Array).
• Optional Enterprise edition software provides data analysis tools that support 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines providing data integrity and security.
• Hands-free plate-loading and unloading provides true walkaway automation allowing you to increase your lab's productivity.
• Proven assay development guidelines save time and money

High Throughput
The 7900HT System is a high-throughput real-time PCR system that detects and quantitates nucleic acid sequences. An Automation Accessory combined with 384-well plate capability make the 7900HT system ideally suited to meet the high-throughput requirements of today's drug discovery process. Key applications include gene expression quantitation and the detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using the fluorogenic 5' nuclease assay.

Flexibility
The 7900HT system is a versatile research tool that can accommodate any real-time PCR need. User-interchangeable thermal cycling block formats let you select the format that’s right for your project, using industry-standard 96- and 384-well formats, as well as a novel 384-well TaqMan® Low Density Array and a new Fast 96-well block that reduces run times from 2 hours to about 30 minutes. An easy automation upgrade path lets you add features to meet throughput demands. A Fast PCR option reduces run times from 2 hours to about 30 minutes.

Powerful Software
Using two automation software tools, Plate Utility and Automation Controller, most of the gene expression and SNP genotyping workflow is fully automated for high-throughput applications and requires minimal user intervention. You can now process 5,000 x 384 well plates (384 markers), which equates to 1.92 million genotypes. Using Relative Quantification (RQ) Manager, you can also process 200 x 384-well plates (96 detectors with quadruplicate data points⁄multiplexed endogenous control), which equates to 153,600 data points. Fully integrated into one complete Enterprise system, SNP Manager and RQ Manager eliminate data analysis bottlenecks in high-throughput SNP and gene expression research by allowing significantly more plates to be analyzed simultaneously. This reduces hands-on analysis time and simplifies the data analysis workflow.

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

QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System, array card, desktop (Applied Biosystems™)

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System advances your research further by enabling a broad range of real-time PCR-based applications through its multiplexing capabilities and interchangeable block formats. With a simplified workflow, intuitive software, automation capabilities, and touch-screen interface, the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system offers exceptional reproducibility with minimal well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument variation.

Features of the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR System include:

• Increased application versatility through the accomodation of 4 different block types
• Compatible with over 8 million TaqMan® assays for gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, or protein expression experiments
• The intelligent design of the QuantStudio™ platform combined with Applied Biosystems® instrument reliability and accuracy
• Easy-to-use software, responsive touch-screen, automation capabilities, and effortless block exchange without the need for any tools

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.

>> Download a 90-day trial of the QuantStudio™ 7 software

The QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system accommodates the interchange of a 96-well, 96-well Fast, 384-well, or TaqMan® array card block. The system is delivered with one block type (an array card block in this case); other block types may be purchased separately. In addition, a Twister® Robot Automation Accessory is available for this system to support high throughput workflows. For a more value-priced system that does not support TaqMan® array cards or automation (but that can be upgraded to do so at a later date), please see our QuantStudio™ 6 Flex system. And for the ultimate in flexibility, consider the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system, which also accommodates TaqMan® OpenArray® plates.

Accomplish More, Faster
Run hundreds of real-time PCR reactions effortlessly using TaqMan® Array 384-well microfluidic cards. And when integrated with the Twister® Robot Automation Accessory (available separately), the QuantStudio™ 7 Flex system maximizes your throughput capabilities.

High Application Versatility
Simple workflows, reliable assays and reagents, multiple formats, and intuitive software are available for a broad range of applications, including gene expression, genetic variation, gene regulation, High Resolution Melt (HRM), and Protein Thermal Shift™ experiments.

Results You Can Trust
Improved well-to-well and instrument-to-instrument data accuracy is achieved with the OptiFlex™ system, which features 6 decoupled excitation and emission filter channels with 21 filter combinations for maximum multiplexing and chemistry flexibility.

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.