SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer

Same workflow, same trusted technology—now with an innovative all-in-one cartridge that helps reduce setup time from hours to minutes

The new Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer is a low-throughput, easy-to-use, and convenient benchtop system that delivers gold-standard Sanger sequencing technology and fragment analysis with just a simple click. It is easily used across a broad range of applications as well as by multiple users. Get the same data quality, service, and support you’ve come to expect from Applied Biosystems technology with a modernized experience at an affordable price.

Flexible- combine Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis in the same instrument run
Convenient—Just click. That’s it.

The SeqStudio instrument uses an innovative all-in-one cartridge with a single polymer for sequencing and fragment analysis applications. Load up your samples, click in the cartridge, and go—no need for technical experts for setup or maintenance, no calibration before each run, and no installation of individual capillaries, polymer, and anode buffer. The cartridge is stable for 4 months on the instrument. 


Achieve fast turnaround with a run-time of as little as 30 minutes.

Easy to use

The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer accommodates individual cartridges designated for different experimental designs or different researchers. A cartridge-based system allows you to use only what you need, without sharing experimental reagents, and to avoid unnecessary waste. The unique cartridge design enables multiple users to share a single SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer.

An interactive touch screen interface simplifies plate, sample, and run setup. Various result formats can be viewed on the screen to help provide confidence in your experimental data.

Get up and running quickly with training included with system purchase. 


The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer enables you to get connected to your data more easily and quickly than ever before through web browser–based software powered by Thermo Fisher Cloud.

  • Set up and monitor your run
  • View, manage, and share your data from anywhere, using your phone, tablet, or computer (Mac™ or PC)
  • Leverage remote monitoring of instrument status and run progress anytime, anywhere, using the Instrument Connect mobile app powered by Thermo Fisher Cloud
  • Perform primary and secondary analysis across your data and projects with web-based apps for Quality Check, Variant Analysis, and Next-Generation Confirmation
  • Use secure connections to share data and collaborate with colleagues

Learn more

See the Applied Biosystems family of instruments for Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis

SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer System with SmartStart
Number of capillaries 4
Number of dyes 6
Sample format 96-well standard plate and standard 8-tube strips
  • Sanger sequencing (resequencing NGS confirmation, indels, heterozygote detection, minor variant detection)
  • Fragment analysis (microsatellite analysis, compatible with MLPA™, Applied Biosystems SNaPshot applications, cell line authentication)
Secondary analysis software included
  • Sequence Analysis Software
  • SeqScape Software
  • Variant Reporter Software
  • GeneMapper Software
  • Minor Variant Finder Software
  • Applied Biosystems Analysis Modules (Quality Check, Variant Analysis, and Next-Generation Confirmation) on Thermo Fisher Connect
Warranty Included
In-lab application training Included
SeqStudio Cartridge
Capillary array length 28 cm (works with POP-1 polymer to resolve short and long reads)
Polymer type Universal polymer POP-1 (for performing sequencing and fragment analysis)
On-instrument shelf life 4 months after opening
Cartridge recycling Available in most regions
On-instrument tracking RFID (radio frequency identification)


New Capillary Electrophoresis Instruments Support Center
Find tips, troubleshooting help, and resources for support related to your capillary electrophoresis instruments.