The Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System is a simple, chip-based digital PCR platform used in a number of applications where absolute quantification is critical. While the system is capable of detecting both TaqMan and SYBR Green chemistries, gold-standard TaqMan Assays are ideal for the QuantStudio 3D system as they minimize false positives in quantitative PCR experiments and eliminate the need for melt curve analysis.

Featured dPCR application: Mutation detection using liquid biopsy analysis

TaqMan Liquid Biopsy dPCR assays       

Absolute quantification on the QuantStudio 3D dPCR
system using sealed-chip technology for a reliable
method and precise, sensitive data. 


Liquid Biopsy Analysis

Accelerating the future of liquid biopsies with digital PCR and next-generation sequencing

Find the perfect predesigned TaqMan Assay for your QuantStudio 3D dPCR application

High-precision copy number variation

Detect and quantify small percent copy number differences with a high degree of precision

Next-generation sequencing library quantification

Absolute quantification of NGS libraries and validation of sequencing results, without reference standards

Rare mutation analysis

Detect and quantify rare mutations for low-prevalence targets in cancer research samples

Differential gene expression

Detect gene expressions changes of ±10% for absolute transcript quantification without a reference gene

Viral load quantification

Absolute quantification of bacterial and viral loads, and absolute pathogen counts

Low-level pathogen detection

Detect low-level pathogens that cause human illnesses through contaminated food and water supplies

Reference and standard quantification

Generate absolute reference standards for genetic measurements, metrology, and cross-lab comparisons

GMO detection

Enables sensitive detection and absolute quantification of plant mutations and genetically modified organisms

QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System


Absolute data with high precision and sensitivity—detect and count individual molecules

Simple workflow—just load and go for digital data from chip-based system

Affordable platform—start doing digital PCR immediately, and at an affordable cost

Compatible—use your existing TaqMan real-time PCR assays

Sealed system—helps limit contaminants using a sealed chip without exposed sample-transfer steps

Wide dynamic range—achieve linearity over 5 logs

Intuitive—view data directly on touch screen and analyze efficiently using Applied Biosystems AnalysisSuite Digital PCR Software 

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