Applied Biosystems genetic analyzers are a trusted standard for Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis by capillary electrophoresis (CE). Our instruments add simplicity, scalability, and speed to your workflow, enabling you to analyze your most difficult samples with complete confidence. Versatile and innovative, our systems have been designed with you in mind to meet the demands of your genetic analysis needs, whether you are running a few samples or need larger scale options.

Low to high sample throughput—choose the genetic analyzer that is right for you

 SeqStudio Genetic AnalyzerSeqStudio Flex Series Genetic AnalyzerApplied Biosystems 3500 Series Genetic AnalyzerApplied Biosystems 3730 Series Genetic Analyzer
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 Lowest sample throughput, easy-to-use, flexible systemMedium sample throughput, easy-to-use, flexible, connected systemMedium sample throughput, basic and automated operation systemMaximum throughput, scalability,
and flexibility
Number of capillaries48 or 248 or 24 48 or 96
Capillary array length (cm)2836, 5036, 5036, 50
Sample capacity1 plate;
96-well plate;
8-strip tube (compatible)
4 plates;
96- or 384-well plates;
8-strip tube (compatible)
2 plates;
96- or 384-well plates;
8-strip tube (compatible)
16 plates;
96- or 384-well plates
Polymer typePOP-1, integrated into
click-in cartridge
POP-6, POP-7, POP-4POP-6, POP-7, POP-4POP-7 conformational
analysis polymer
Continual plate loadingNot applicableYesNoNo
Sample re-prioritizationNoYesYesNo
Radio frequency IDYesYesYesNo
ConfigurationIntegrated computer
with touchscreen;
optional desktop
Integrated computer with
touchscreen; optional
External desktop requiredExternal desktop required
Voice command capabilitiesNoYesNoNo
Remote monitoring and data sharingYesYesNoNo
Integrated remote troubleshooting toolsNoYesNoNo
ConnectivityUSB, ethernet ports, and
Wi-Fi dongle
USB, ethernet ports, and
Wi-Fi dongle
Ethernet portEthernet port

Genetic analyzers ready for your regulatory and industry needs

Capillary electrophoresis instruments for clinical use

3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzer for in vitro diagnostic use

CE-IVD and IVDR compliant

3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzer ›

Capillary electrophoresis instruments for microbial identification

SeqStudio QST and Flex PA systems for rapid microbial identification

SeqStudio Series PA genetic analyzers ›

SeqStudio Series genetic analyzers

The Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Series systems deliver the high quality and reliable performance of Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis that scientists need, while leveraging design improvements and technological advances for increased flexibility, easier operation, enhanced connectivity, and remote serviceability.

With a wide range of applications from simple, targeted sequencing to identification of the latest SARS variant of concern, SeqStudio Series instruments help you to achieve freedom and peace of mind, providing extra time in your day to do what you do best: answering the big scientific questions.

For a low-scale, cost-effective option: Discover SeqStudio ›
For a mid-scale, efficient and flexible option: Discover SeqStudio Flex ›

Two capillary electrophoresis instruments for genetic analysis

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Capillary Electrophoresis instruments

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Capillary Electrophoresis instruments

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Applied Biosystems Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) reagents and kits

Reagents & kits for Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis

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