TaqMan® OpenArray® Real-Time PCR Plates deliver world-class TaqMan® Assays in a more flexible, 3,072-reaction high-throughput real-time PCR plate. Five customizable formats give you unmatched flexibility to select from over 61,000 inventoried TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays to be pre-loaded onto OpenArray® Plates. The OpenArray® Real-Time PCR System enables over 8,000 real-time PCR assays to be run simultaneously to generate 32,000+ qPCR data points per day.

We offer two configurations for TaqMan® OpenArray® real-time PCR plates:

  • Custom panels contain at least one custom or made-to-order assay
  • Inventoried panels contain only inventoried assays

Configure TaqMan® OpenArray® Real-Time PCR Plates:

Custom   Inventoried

Download your specific TPF and Assay Information Files (AIF)

Simple workflow

TaqMan® OpenArray® Real-Time PCR Plates are delivered pre-loaded with your choice of inventoried TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays in your choice of formats. Simply mix your sample and 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 576 samples in one day without the use of robotics.

Broad applications

The OpenArray® System is ideal for academic research; AgBio, validating complex disease associations, marker-assisted breeding; and pharmaceutical target profiling and screening, as well as other studies requiring large sample sizes, high performance and reproducibility (Table 1). Data analyses include standard curve and relative gene expression.

Table 1: TaqMan® OpenArray® real-time PCR plate performance specifications
Feature Performance
Precision of replicates at 100 copiesStandard Dev. <0.25 Ct
No amplification in empty wells>99% through-holes
Loading time of 3 OpenArray® Plates (8,064 reactions)<30 minutes
Time from DNA or cDNA to real-time data~4 hours
Throughput of 1 technician in 1 day32,256 reactions (576 samples)
Table 2: TaqMan® OpenArray® real-time PCR plate format options
Plate format# 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] assays4811480
56 assays4811480
112 assays2412240 (inv. only)/
480 (inv./custom)
168 assays1613160 (inv only)/
480 (inv./custom)
224 assays1214120 (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/MTO/custom” refers to configurations that contain at least one custom or made-to-order assay.