The OpenArray® NT Imager and OpenArray® Real-Time PCR System (NT Cycler) have been discontinued due to recent advancements made in this technology, as exemplified by our QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System with OpenArray® block.

The discontinuation process is ongoing with key dates outlined below:

  • The NT instruments and associated kits were discontinued on December 31, 2012
  • Maintenance, repair service, and technical and applications support for the instruments will continue through December 31, 2015
  • OpenArray® plates and accessories for the NT Imager and NT Cycler will be available until December 31, 2015.

A list of the most commonly ordered parts affected is below.

To help you advance your research efforts, we would like to give you the opportunity to trade in your OpenArray® instrument for the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-time PCR System at a very attractive price. Contact your sales rep or request a quote for more information.

The Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 12K Flex system runs OpenArray® plates in an improved case design and allows you to easily swap cycling blocks with four other available options (384 well, 96 well, Fast 96 well, array card). Join hundreds of your colleagues and switch to our flagship qPCR instrument.

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Commonly ordered NT consumables and accessories