TaqMan® OpenArray® Genotyping Plates can be custom designed with your choice of predesigned or custom TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays, or TaqMan® Drug Metabolism (DME) Assays to generate data for greater than 70,000 genotypes in a single day.

Simple Workflow

TaqMan® OpenArray® Genotyping Plates are delivered with your selected TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays pre-loaded and dried down in the through-holes based on your specifications, based on six available formats. Simply mix your sample and TaqMan® OpenArray® Genotyping Master Mix, load onto the OpenArray® Plate, seal, cycle and image. The OpenArray® Real-Time PCR System’s workflow enables one person to validate or screen up to 256 SNPs across >1,500 samples in one day without the use of robotics. One person can therefore generate data for over 70,000 genotypes per day.

Broad Applications

This system provides high performance and reproducibility for screening and validating complex disease associations, marker-assisted breeding, or other studies requiring large sample sizes (Figures 1 and 2).

Figure 1: The Larger the Sample Size, the Higher the Power

Figure 2: Assay Call Rate and Concordance


Table 1: Observed performance of the OpenArray® Real-Time PCR System using human cell line DNA and 896 TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays.

Feature Performance*
Assay conversion rate from an Applied Biosystems® 7900HT Real-Time PCR System >95%
Concordance with assays run on an Applied Biosystems® 7900HT Real-Time PCR System 99.7%
Call rate >95%

Table 2: TaqMan® OpenArray® Genotyping Plate format options.

Plate Format # of Samples/Plate Min. Order Total # of Samples/Min. Order
16 assays 144 10 1,440
32 assays 96 10 960
64 assays 48 20 960
128 assays 24 40 960
192 assays 16 60 960
256 assays 12 80 960