Custom OpenArray® plates

The custom option offers you the flexibility you need to design your own panels using our 1.3 million TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays, 4.5 million predesigned genotyping assays—including 2,700 inventoried drug-metabolizing enzyme (DME) assays—or your own custom TaqMan® assays. Custom OpenArray® plates include a suite of 11 formats to address your sample throughput needs (see Table 1).

Table 1: Custom OpenArray™ plate format

Custom OpenArray® plates for the QuantStudio® 12K Flex system are offered in 11 formats to provide flexible solutions for configuring your plates for gene expression, miRNA, or genotyping analysis.

Plate format for gene expression & miRNA analysis # of samples
per plate
Minimum order (10 pack) Total # of samples
per minimum order
Inventoried assays only
Inventoried, made-to-order, and/or custom assays
18 (3X) assays 48 1 1 480
56 assays 48 1 1 480
112 assays 24 1 2 240 (inv only)/
480 (inv/custom)
168 assays 16 1 3 160 (inv only)/
480 (inv/custom)
224 assays 12 1 4 120 (inv only)/
480 (inv/custom)

Note: There are two sets of minimum order requirements for the gene expression offerings. “Inventoried” refers to OpenArray® configurations where all selected assays are inventoried . “Inventoried/made to order/custom” refers to configurations that contain at least one custom or made-to-order assay.

Plate format for
genotyping analysis
# of samples
per plate
Minimum order
(10 pack)
Total # of samples
per minimum order
16 assays 144 1 1,440
32 assays 96 1 960
64 assays 48 2 960
128 assays 24 4 960
192 assays 16 6 960
256 assays 12 8 960

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Gene expression
Genotyping

Use inventoried and pre-designed TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays.


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Use inventoried and pre-designed TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays, plus one or more custom assays.

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Use pre-designed and custom Taqman® SNP Genotyping Assays and TaqMan® DME Assays.

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OpenArray® flexible-content panels

OpenArray® flexible-content panels are pre-configured plates of TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays or TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays for a specific pathway, disease, or research focus area. The assays are auto-populated into the custom design tool and the panel can be modified to include or exclude specific assays. This flexible format enables more precise control and simplified assay setup.

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OpenArray® fixed-content panels

OpenArray® fixed-content pathway panels are pre-configured plates of TaqMan® Gene Expression or SNP genotyping assays for a specific biological process, pathway, or disease state.

  • Screen more than 600 genes in your disease-related pathways
  • High-quality, fixed-content, off-the-shelf panels
  • No minimum order required—shipping as fast as 1-2 days
  • Proven, market-leading TaqMan® real-time PCR chemistry
  • Pre-designed, wet-lab validated gene targets
Pathway panel Description

For use on
QuantStudio™ 12K Flex
Real Time PCR System

TaqMan® OpenArray® Genetic Barcode Plate 32AHigh-throughput tracking and sample identity confirmation; contains a subset of 32 assays specific to genetic genotyping barcodes4475386
TaqMan® OpenArray® Genetic Barcode Plate 32BHigh-throughput tracking and sample identity confirmation; contains a second subset of 32 assays specific to genetic genotyping barcodes4475387
TaqMan® OpenArray® Genetic Barcode Plate 64High-throughput tracking and sample identity confirmation; contains a full set of 64 assays specific to genetic genotyping barcodes4475394
TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Kinome PlateIdentify profiles of genes involved in the regulation of cellular pathways, contains 828 assays specific to kinase and kinase-related genes4475388
TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Inflammation PlateGene expression markers to characterize key pathways of inflammation response; contains 607 assays specific to human inflammation genes4475389
TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Stem Cell PlateGene expression markers to characterize human embryonic stem cell (hESC) identity; contains 631 assays specific to stem cell–related genes4475390
TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Cancer PlateIdentify differentially expressed genes involved in key pathways of cancer; contains 648 assays specific to cancer4475391
TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Signal Transduction PlateIdentify major genes involved in key signaling pathways; contains 597 assays specific to signal transduction–related genes4475392
TaqMan® OpenArray® Mouse Inflammation PlateGene expression markers to characterize key pathways of inflammation response; contains 648 assays specific to mouse inflammation genes4475393
TaqMan® OpenArray® Pharmacogenomics PanelValidation of drug-metabolizing enzyme (DME) markers; contains 158 DME assays associated with the PharmaADME Core Marker List4475395
TaqMan® OpenArray® Pharmacogenomics Express PanelValidation of drug-metabolizing enzyme (DME) markers; contains 60 DME assays commonly used in pharmacogenomics research4488847

TaqMan® OpenArray® fixed-content pathway panels are available for use on QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System and OpenArray® Real-Time PCR System. However, panels are not compatible with both systems. Please select the correct panel for the system that you own.