Progress in every trade

Technology keeps progressing. As the world leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to keeping your research and results on pace. Which is why we offer a comprehensive Applied Biosystems Real-Time PCR and Digital PCR Trade-In Program. Regardless of the manufacturer, trade in your eligible real-time PCR or digital PCR instrument when upgrading to a new system.* Discover all of the benefits of upgrading to a new system that is tailored to your evolving needs. Your lab will thank you.

How it works

Request a trade-in quote

Chatting with our sales experts is the best way to assess your trade-in. To start, submit a web form letting us know that you have an older instrument to updgrade.

Request qPCR trade-in quote
Request dPCR trade-in quote

Discuss trade options

Our sales rep will contact you to discuss instrument eligibility and how your trade-in factors into the purchase price of a new system. They can also help identify the best new system for your needs.



Upgrade your technology

Once you complete your trade-in and new instrument purchase, we’ll help get you up and running with your new system. Need to transfer data? We can help with that too.

Real-time PCR instrument trade-in program


Upgrade to one of our innovative QuantStudio real-time PCR systems

Learn more about the features and benefits of our innovative family of Applied Biosystems QuantStudio qPCR instruments. With a broad portfolio of instruments to fit any research need, explore how trade in the instrument you have for the solution you need.

Continued innovation

We continue to innovate with smart qPCR instruments featuring smaller footprints, stand-alone functionality, radio-frequency identification (RFID)–tagged plates, and much more.

Robust qPCR ecosystem

As a one-stop qPCR provider, our synergistic ecosystem offers complete solutions—all backed by trusted service, support, and training.

Enhanced usability

From intuitive software to enhanced cloud connectivity and remote accessibility, our latest QuantStudio real-time PCR instruments help your lab to run more efficiently during experiment setup, execution, and analysis.

Learn more: QuantStudio real-time PCR systems

Digital PCR instrument trade-in program

Upgrade to the QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System

Discover all of the benefits of advancing to the latest in digital PCR—from time and sample savings to greater consistency than other dPCR methods. It’s technology within your reach.

Simple workflow

Experience a single benchtop instrument with a flexible workflow and an intuitive software.

Quick answers

Get results in as little as 90 minutes with a pipette-and-go workflow and only 5 minutes of hands-on time.

Maximum precision

Generate over 20,000 micro-reactions with highly consistent reagent digitization and minimal sample loss.

Learn more: QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System


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

* Terms and Conditions: Offer valid for end-user customers in the US (excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding Quebec). Suppliers of Life Science products are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Determination of eligibility is at the sole discretion of Life Technologies. Trade-in a qualifying dPCR system for a discount off the list price of a new Applied Biosystems QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System. Trade-ins and purchased instruments must be submitted on a one-to-one trade to purchase basis. Discount will apply to the list price in effect at the time order is received by Life Technologies. Life Technologies must receive your purchase order no later than December 8, 2023. Trade-in instrument must be returned to Life Technologies within 30 days following installation of the new instrument and in compliance with reasonable instructions by Life Technologies. Life Technologies will be responsible for the shipping costs on the traded-in instrument. Where necessary, Customer agrees to allow a Life Technologies Field Service representative to de-install the instrument from their facilities. Prior to return, Customer will fully clean the Customer's trade-in unit and decontaminate it of radioactive, biological, toxic and other dangerous or hazardous materials or substances and, if requested by Life Technologies, Customer agrees to complete and return a Certificate of Decontamination to Life Technologies. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Offer void where prohibited by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.

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