Which QuantStudio real-time PCR system is right for you?

Choosing the QuantStudio Real-Time system that is right for you depends on your sample number, applications, and desire for flexibility. Our platforms support the full range of throughput needs up to the super-high throughput format of OpenArray plates. Browse the categories and specifications below, then click on your model of choice for more informaiton.  

QuantStudio 7 and 6 Pro systems

QuantStudio 7 and 6 Pro systems offer flexibility with multiple interchangeable block options to meet changing throughput needs and unique, integrated smart workflow features to maximize productivity. 

QuantStudio 5, 3, or 1 systems

QuantStudio 5, 3, or 1 systems offer the standard qPCR applications and functions with remote monitoring and cloud-enabled analytics with fixed 96-well and 384-well (QuantStudio 5 system only) blocks.  

QuantStudio 12K Flex system

The QuantStudio 12K Flex system offers the highest level of flexibility in the portfolio and supports the super-high throughput format of OpenArray plates.

Looking for real-time PCR systems for clinical diagnostics?


Selection guide

Check out our real-time PCR systems below (and for a lower cost alternative, scroll down to learn about our 3D digital PCR system).
 

 

QuantStudio 6 and 7 Pro

 

QuantStudio 3 and 5

 

QuantStudio 1

 

QuantStudio 12K Flex

Typical application
Versatility with multiple interchangeable block options to meet changing throughput needs and unique, integrated smart workflow features to maximize productivity
Support for the standard real-time PCR applications and functions with remote monitoring and cloud-enabled analytics with fixed 96-well or 384-well (QuantStudio 5 system only) blocks.
Delivers the highest level of flexibility in the portfolio and supports the super-high throughput format of OpenArray plates
Throughput
High
Medium
Very high

Hardware
Product details

96-well (0.1 mL block)

96-well (0.2 mL block)

384-well

Upgradable to TaqMan Array card (384-well card)

*QuantStudio 7 Pro:

TaqMan Array card (384-well card)

96-well (0.1 mL block)

96-well (0.2. mL block)

*QuantStudio 5:

384-well

96-well (0.2 mL block)

96-well (0.1 mL block)

96-well (0.2 mL block)

384-well

TaqMan Array card (384-well card)           

OpenArray plates (3,072 through-holes)

Touchscreen size
12.1”
8.5”
10.4”
Block style
Interchangeable; no tools required. Enhanced motorized change mechanism can be controlled by a simple voice command.
Fixed
Fixed
Interchangeable; no tools required
Multiplexing and filters

5 or 6 targets 

21 filter combinations

Up to 4 targets   

                 

*QuantStudio 5:

limited

96-well up to 6 targets

384-well up to 5 targets

21 filter combinations

Up to 3 targets

96-well up to 6 targets

384-well up to 5 targets

21 filter combinations  

Cloud enabled and remote monitoring capable



 
Dimensions (H x W x D) and weight
54.7 x 33.8 x 52.5 cm; 38 kg
40 x 27 x 50 cm; 26 kg
73.8 x 50.1 x 66.1 cm; 70 kg

Software
Assistance with 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

QuantStudio 7 Pro:

Security, auditing, e-signature package

 

QuantStudio 6 Pro:

Upgradable package available for purchase

QuantStudio 3:

No

 

QuantStudio 5:

Security, auditing, e-signature package

No
Optional security, auditing, e-signature package
Wi-Fi Connectivity




Meet our new digital PCR system

QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System

Dye compatibility

See Optical Configuration for additional details. FAM, HEX, VIC, ABY, ROX, CY5, JUN   

Optical multiplexing

Four optical chanels available (five optical channel system, ROX used for reference)

Dynamic range  

Five logs 

Sensitivity

1–100,000 copies 

Precision

±10%

Sample throughput

Up to 16 samples per run.

MAP16 plate can be run in intervals of four (i.e., 4, 8, 12, or 16)

Micro-chambers per reaction  

20,480

Percentage sample analyzed

> 95% 

Dimensions 

(L x W x H) and weight

620 x 600 x 540 mm; 60 kg

Throughput   Low
Available format
20,000-well (chip)
Multiplexing and filters
Two targets per chip

Dimensions

(H x W x D) and weight

21 x 13.5 x 23.25 cm; 2.4 kg

 

 

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.