Applied Biosystems TaqMan Array plates provide the gold-standard performance of our probe-based TaqMan Assays in familiar 96- and 384-well formats. Manual transfer of reagents into plates during routine experimental setups can be time-consuming and tedious. TaqMan Array plates are designed to reduce redundant pipetting steps, minimize loading errors, and help save money by decreasing master mix consumption, making them an ideal solution for fast, easy, and reproducible experimental setup.

There are four content options available, including: inventoried (preconfigured), made-to-order flexible, custom, or specialty designed panels. Regardless of which option you choose, the plates arrive prepopulated with the selected dried-down Applied Biosystems TaqMan Assays (primers and probe sets). The only step remaining is to add your sample and master mix.

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Why choose TaqMan Array plates for your research?

Array plates are ideal for mid-throughput verification studies, translational research, research screening of biomarkers and toxicology panels, and analysis of pathways, target classes, and complete disease sets using real-time PCR. TaqMan Array plates are intuitive and compatible with most real-time PCR instruments on the market.

Benefits of using TaqMan Array plates include:

  • Convenient setup—dried-down TaqMan Assays in a 96- or 384-well plate; just add master mix and your cDNA sample
  • Flexible format—choose from preconfigured to customizable panels in 0.1- or 0.2-mL formats
  • Streamlined data analysis—compare and analyze multiple plates via our Connect cloud-based platform
  • Low input starting material—use as little as 1 ng per 20-µL reaction or 5ng per 10-µL reaction per well
  • Optional RFID enabled—a sample setup file can be imported instead of assigning or editing a well manually

When to use TaqMan Array plates

Plates are optimal for medium-sized projects involving approximately 32 samples and/or fewer than 48 targets, but they also allow for the greatest flexibility in number of samples and targets when compared to other formats. Our plates have a simplistic and intuitive workflow in which the panels are prealiquoted with dried-down assay targets. Each array plate requires less master mix compared to single-tube assays, resulting in savings on master mix consumption. Plates are a great option if you want convenience, efficiency, flexibility, and reproducibility while maintaining a quick delivery time (1–2 days for inventoried and less than 3 weeks for custom panels).  

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Versatile formats and applications

Gene Expression

Advanced miRNA


SNP Genotyping

Copy Number

Mutation Detection
96-well plates
Flexible, MTO     
384-well plates


Preconfigured, off-the-shelf plates containing a set of curated TaqMan Assays relevant for specific pathways, biomarker sets, or disease states.

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Flexible (made-to-order)

Select a preconfigured pathway panel then modify assay content to suit your needs.

Explore a list of flexible, made-to-order plates or use the easy search tool below.


Configure your plates from scratch using our simple online tool and choose from > 2.8 million predesigned TaqMan Gene Expression or microRNA assays.  

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Custom design your plate using any combination of GEX, SNP, CNV, miRNA, and custom assays, configured to your specifications.

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0.2 mL TaqMan Array plates

  • 96 well only
  • cDNA quantity: 1–100 ng
  • 20 µL
  • Run time: <40 minutes or ~2 hrs depending on master mix
  • Optional RFID enabled

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0.1 mL TaqMan Array plates

  • 96 and 384 well
  • cDNA quantity: 5–50 ng
  • 10 µL
  • Run time: <40 minutes or ~2 hrs depending on master mix

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Instrument compatibility

Product format/ instrumentQuantStudio 3QuantStudio 5QuantStudio 6QuantStudio 7QuantStudio 12k FlexStepOne Plus7500
96-well plate, 0.2 mL*** 
96-well plate, 0.1 mL*** 
384-well plate **  

* QuantStudio 3 comes with either a 96-well standard OR 96-well fast block
** QuantStudio 5 comes with either a 96-well standard, 96-well fast block OR 384-well block

TaqMan Array plates on Bio-Rad CFX Connect and CFX96 Touch instruments

Did you know that TaqMan Array plates are compatible with Bio-Rad instruments?  It’s true.

Amplification curves from the TaqMan Array Human Endogenous Controls Plate
Ct concordance data from the TaqMan Array Human Endogenous Controls Plate

How to order TaqMan Array plates based on the model and block of your Bio-Rad instrument

BioRad CFX Connect/CFX96 Touch 0.1 -mL blocks are compatible with our Fast 0.1 -mL 96-well TaqMan Array plates, and are available in all three formats: custom, made-to-order flexible, and inventoried panels.

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View and download a list of TaqMan Array products comparable to Bio-Rad PrimePCR arrays ›

All other BioRad instruments/blocks are compatible with Specialty TaqMan Array plates, 96-well and 384-well. Contact our Specialty Plating team for more information. If you are still unsure of what product to use contact Technical Support.

Flexible, made-to-order TaqMan Array plates

  • Curated list of suggested assays preloaded to get you started
  • Can modify as needed
Sample flexible
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Custom TaqMan Array plates

  • Start with a blank slate
  • Load any predesigned TaqMan Gene Expression Assay
Sample custom
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