Harness the power of dPCR for precise and sensitive absolute quantification

Digital PCR (dPCR) is a leading technology for detection and quantification of rare mutations and target sequences. Overcome challenges with other ddPCR and dPCR platforms and leverage the full power of dPCR with the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System, featuring:

  • Broad application support backed by out TaqMan Assay portfolio
  • Proprietary technology with industry-leading accuracy and consistency
  • Super-simple workflow with fast time to answer
  • Modular automation setup for flexible high-thoughput workflows
QuantStudio Absolute Q  Digital PCR System

QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System

Discover powerfully simple dPCR technology

QuantStudio Absolute Q AutoRun Suite

QuantStudio Absolute Q AutoRun Suite

Explore high-throughput automation for dPCR


Discover how researchers across the globe are using dPCR to help elevate their research

dPCR vs qPCR—What is the difference?

Both digital PCR (dPCR) and real-time PCR (qPCR) can be used to detect and quantify nucleic acids. While these technologies share similarities, key differences in quantification methods confer each tool with application-dependent benefits or limitations.

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Applications for dPCR

Digital PCR is a top technology for applications that require absolute quantification of low-level nucleic acid targets. Discover what you can achieve with broad dPCR application support backed by a comprehensive portfolio of TaqMan probe-based assays.

Copy number variation

Cell and gene therapy

Wastewater & environmental surveillance

Gene editing and more

Rare mutation detection

Liquid biopsy monitoring

NGS library quantification & verification

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The new dPCR: microfluidic array plate technology

Not all dPCR is created equal. Our microfluidic array plate (MAP) technology offers significant benefits over droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) technologies, including:

  • Superior consistency and accuracy
  • Reduced dead volume (<5%)
  • Simpler worklow
  • Faster time to answer
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Microfluidic array plate for the QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System

A simplified dPCR workflow to get answers faster

Getting started with the QuantStudio Absolute Q dPCR System is simple. It takes under five minutes to prepare a MAP16 dPCR plate and about two hours or less to get your results.

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Absolute Q Digital PCR systems, assays, and reagents

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QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System

Explore our powerfully simple dPCR platform powered by proprietary microfluidic array plate technology.

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QuanStudio Absolute Q AutoRun Suite

Discover our flexible solution for automated, high throughput dPCR with a walk-away workflow.

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Digital PCR assays & kits

We offer TaqMan probe-based assays and kits supporting a broad range of applications. Choose from wet-lab verified Absolute Q assays, custom assays, kitted solutions, and more.

Viral titer assays
Liquid biopsy assays
Wastewater surveillance assays

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ay plates, and other consumables for the QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR system

Digital PCR reagents & consumables

Find master mixes and microfludic array plates and acessories for use with the QuantStudio Absolute Q dPCR System.

Absolute Q DNA dPCR Master Mix
Absolute 1-step RT dPCR Master Mix
QuantStudio Absolute Q MAP16 Plate Kit

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Digital PCR Content Library  

Explore webinars & events, podcasts, publications, technical literature, and more.

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Digital PCR Education Center  

Review dPCR basics and learn more about the technology and its applications.

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