Applied Biosystems instruments have a proud history of leading the biotechnology industry. Inventors of fluorescence-based automated sequencing technology as well as real-time PCR science, we are now among the world’s leading companies pioneering next-generation sequencing as well as numerous other innovations. Unless otherwise noted, all instruments are for research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Sequencing instruments

3500 Genetic Analyzer

3500 Series genetic analyzers

  • One of the most user-friendly genetic analyzers on the market
  • Snap-in-and-run, preformulated consumables packaging
  • Auditable tracking of instrument performance and consumables usage

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Ion GeneStudio S5 Series

  • Enables a broad range of targeted NGS applications with speed and scalability
  • As little as 15 minutes hands-on time
  • Achieve a sequencing throughput range of 2M to 130M reads per run

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Real-time PCR instruments

 
Instrument/ Capacity

StepOnePlus
96-well plates, 0.1 mL tubes

StepOne
48-well plates, 0.1 mL tubes

7500 Fast
96-well optical Fast plates.

ViiA 7
96-well
384-well
TaqMan® Array Microfluidic Cards

QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System
96-well
(10–100 μL reactions),
Fast 96-well
(15–30 μL reactions)
384-well
(5–20 μL reactions)
TaqMan® Array Cards
(~1 μL reactions)
OpenArray® Plates
(33 nL reactions)

Temperature Uniformity ± 0.5°C within 30 seconds of clock start ± 0.5°C within 30 seconds of clock start ±0.5°C, within 30 sec of reaching temperature set point ±0.25°C (±0.75°C for OpenArray® block)
Fast block Yes

Yes

7500 & 7500 for HID
No

Yes
(96-well and 384-well)
Yes—96-well
Performance Specifications
Demonstrated Sensitivity 10 copies 10 copies Down to 1 copy Down to 1 copy
Dynamic Range 9 logs of linear dynamic range 5 logs guaranteed, 9 logs demonstrated Up to 9 logs of linear dynamic range Up to 9 logs of linear dynamic range (up to 7 logs for OpenArray® block)
Instrument Specifications
Size
(W x D x H)
W 23.6 cm
D 51.2 cm
H 42.7 cm
W 34 cm
D 45 cm
H 49 cm
W 53.3 cm
D 63.5 cm
H 64.5 cm
W 50.5 cm
D 67.2 cm
H 73.8 cm
Multiplex Quantitation Yes Yes Yes Yes (on all non-OpenArray blocks, duplex on OpenArray)

Sequencing instruments

3500 Genetic Analyzer

3500 Series genetic analyzers

  • One of the most user-friendly genetic analyzers on the market
  • Snap-in-and-run, preformulated consumables packaging
  • Auditable tracking of instrument performance and consumables usage

Learn more

Ion GeneStudio S5 Series

  • Enables a broad range of targeted NGS applications with speed and scalability
  • As little as 15 minutes hands-on time
  • Achieve a sequencing throughput range of 2M to 130M reads per run

Learn more

Real-time PCR instruments

 
Instrument/ Capacity

StepOnePlus
96-well plates, 0.1 mL tubes

StepOne
48-well plates, 0.1 mL tubes

7500 Fast
96-well optical Fast plates.

ViiA 7
96-well
384-well
TaqMan® Array Microfluidic Cards

QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System
96-well
(10–100 μL reactions),
Fast 96-well
(15–30 μL reactions)
384-well
(5–20 μL reactions)
TaqMan® Array Cards
(~1 μL reactions)
OpenArray® Plates
(33 nL reactions)

Temperature Uniformity ± 0.5°C within 30 seconds of clock start ± 0.5°C within 30 seconds of clock start ±0.5°C, within 30 sec of reaching temperature set point ±0.25°C (±0.75°C for OpenArray® block)
Fast block Yes

Yes

7500 & 7500 for HID
No

Yes
(96-well and 384-well)
Yes—96-well
Performance Specifications
Demonstrated Sensitivity 10 copies 10 copies Down to 1 copy Down to 1 copy
Dynamic Range 9 logs of linear dynamic range 5 logs guaranteed, 9 logs demonstrated Up to 9 logs of linear dynamic range Up to 9 logs of linear dynamic range (up to 7 logs for OpenArray® block)
Instrument Specifications
Size
(W x D x H)
W 23.6 cm
D 51.2 cm
H 42.7 cm
W 34 cm
D 45 cm
H 49 cm
W 53.3 cm
D 63.5 cm
H 64.5 cm
W 50.5 cm
D 67.2 cm
H 73.8 cm
Multiplex Quantitation Yes Yes Yes Yes (on all non-OpenArray blocks, duplex on OpenArray)