Amplify with confidence

We offer a broad range of thermal cyclers, plastics, and comprehensive service plans to help meet your specific PCR needs so you can amplify with confidence.
Our engineers have been designing and manufacturing high-quality thermal cyclers since 1987. In that time, Applied Biosystems™ thermal cyclers have built a reputation for reliability, accuracy, and user-friendly interfaces.
Applied Biosystems™ PCR plastics have been designed and validated to work with our thermal cyclers for more than 25 years. That’s why they are Engineer Approved to enable optimal PCR performance.


Block format3 x 32-well, 0.2 mL
2-zone VeriFlex block
independent control
96-well, 0.2 mL
6-zone VeriFlex
2 x 96-well,
0.2 mL
2 x flat block for
chips and arrays
2 x 384-well,
0.02 mL
FeaturesRun three
at once or at
different times
Perform complete
optimization work
with full 96-well
VeriFlex block
High throughput
in 96-well format
Highest throughput
8 x 3,072
OpenArray Plate*
or 24 x 20K Chip**
High throughput
in 384-well format
Max. block ramp rate6.0°C/sec6.0°C/sec3.0°C/sec1.6°C/sec3.0°C/sec
Max. sample ramp rate4.4°C/sec4.4°C/sec1.6°C/secN/A1.6°C/sec
Temperature accuracy±0.25°C (35°–99.9°C)
Temperature range0°–100.0°C
Temperature uniformity<0.5°C (20 sec after reaching 95°C)
(H x W x D)
27.2 x 33.0 x 56.5 cm (10.6 x 13 x 22 in.)
Weight18.8 kg (41 lb)20.4 kg (45 lb)
PCR volume range10–80 μL10–80 μL10–100 μL33 nL5–20 μL
Instrument memoryUSB, onboard
Display interface8.4-inch color TFT LCD
Power100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, max: 950 VA
VeriFlex blocks2 temperature zones
per block
(5°C zone-to-zone)
6 temperature
zones 25°C range
(5°C zone-to-zone)
Data connectivity†Cloud or mobile via Ethernet or WiFi
* OpenArray plate is compatible with the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System.
** 20K Chip is compatible with the Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System.
† The Instrument Connection app, available at Apple™ and Google™ app stores, can be used to monitor your instrument.

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