SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer R5

Same STR workflow, same trusted CE technology

Now with an innovative all-in-one cartridge that helps reduce run setup time from hours to minutes

The Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for HID is a 4-capillary, easy-to-use, and convenient benchtop system that delivers gold-standard STR fragment analysis and Sanger sequencing with just one click. It is easily used across a broad range of forensic STR kits and applications as well as by multiple users. Get the same answers you trust with the outstanding data quality, service, and support you’ve come to expect from Applied Biosystems instruments.

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Convenient—Just click. That’s it.

The SeqStudio instrument uses an innovative all-in-one cartridge with POP-1 polymer. Load up your samples and cathode buffer, click in the cartridge, and go—no need for technical experts for setup or maintenance, no need for calibration with each cartridge change, and just a single installation step for capillary array, polymer, and anode buffer. The cartridge is stable for up to six months on the instrument and can process 250 injections (1000 samples).

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The system enables easy inventory management using RFID enabled tracking of consumables usage and is compatible with standard 96-well plates or 8-well strip tubes. An interactive touch screen interface simplifies plate, sample, and run setup. Real-time and post-run results can be viewed on the screen to help provide confidence in your experimental data.

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The Consumable status window provides tracking information on the array and cathode buffer.
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The run history window provides data on Quality and Size Quality (SQ) flags.

Trusted results

The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for HID with POP-1 polymer and Data Collection Software v1.2 is optimized for performance with Applied Biosystems STR kits to generate comparable data to 3500 Genetic Analyzers utilizing POP-4 polymer. Data Collection Software v1.2 incorporates a resolution algorithm and a marker-to-marker pull-up reduction that is optimized for the markers in each kit.

SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for HID is validated according to the Scientific Working Group for DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM, December, 2016) across the following kits: GlobalFiler, GlobalFiler Express, VeriFiler Plus, VeriFiler Express, Huaxia Platinum, Identifiler Plus, MiniFiler, NGM Select, NGM Detect, YFiler, and YFiler Plus PCR Amplification Kits. 

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1 ng of control DNA was amplified with GlobalFiler PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 1.2

GF-3500-007-1ng

1 ng of control DNA was amplified with GlobalFiler PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 4.0

VFE-SS-007-4ng

4 ng of control DNA was amplified with VeriFiler Express PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 1.2

VFE-3500-007-4ng

4 ng of control DNA was amplified with VeriFiler Express PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 4.0

Fast

Achieve fast turnaround with a run-time of ~ 39 minutes for Applied Biosystems STR analysis.

Data security and interpretation

SeqStudio data collection software contains a Security, Audit, and E-Signature (SAE)  module and offers an electronic data chain of custody to help ensure integrity of your  data by defining security settings for each user account, incorporating comprehensive auditing of data objects, and requiring authentication for changes.  All settings are customizable to meet your laboratory requirements.  The SAE application does require a stand-alone computer (laptop or desktop versions are available).

The Applied Biosystems GeneMapper ID-X platform is recognized as the industry standard for forensic data analysis and is a National DNA Index System (NDIS)–approved expert system. This software helps save time and increase workflow efficiency in a forensic laboratory. The SeqStudio HID system requires the use of GeneMapper ID-X software 1.6.

Rely on our experienced team

Get up and running quickly with a day of training which is included with system purchase. Or reach out to our Human Identification Professional Services (HPS) team for your validation needs. Since 2007, we have completed validation projects and other services for over 140 labs in 33 countries, with a dedicated team of more than 20 technical support specialists, each with an average of 8 years of real-world forensic experience, providing customers with unparalleled support on our chemistries, instruments, and software.

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