Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. - CFX384

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Real-time PCR detection system brings flexibility and ease of use to researchers performing high-throughput real-time PCR in a 384-well format.

The CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System is a powerful and precise real-time PCR instrument in a 384-well format, for researchers who require both ease of use and rapid, high-throughput data acquisition. The CFX384 Touch System utilizes accurate temperature control and sensitive, 4-color detection optics to deliver reliable and repeatable qPCR results for singleplex or multiplex reactions. 
 
Quickly set up runs and monitor amplification traces in real time on the integrated LCD touch screen, or use the included CFX Manager software to easily and intuitively design your experiment and analyze results from a connected computer. With up to four-target detection, unsurpassed thermal cycler performance, unrivaled stand-alone functionality, and powerful software, the CFX384 Touch System was designed to advance your qPCR.
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Features of CFX384

With the CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System you can: 

  • Obtain precise quantification and multiplex target discrimination – optical system uses long-lasting solid-state technology with 5 filtered LEDs and 5 filtered photodiodes * Configure the system to fit your laboratory needs – optimized design lets you run without a computer, run up to 4 systems from 1 computer, or integrate with the CFX Automation System II for higher throughput * Confirm system performance and data reliability – internal system qualification and system test software, automated data quality control, and various validation tool services are available * Obtain accurate results with volumes as low as 3 µl – minimize sample and reagent usage * Easily integrate with your laboratory information management system (LIMS) – integrate with any LIMS using built-in LIMS file management * Combine the CFX384 Touch System with good laboratory practice standards – use CFX Manager™ Software, Security Edition, which complies with U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations, for data collection and analysis
General Specifications
Real-Time PCR 1
Gradient Programmable Span 1 to 24 °C
Gradient Range 30 to 100 °C
Temperature Accuracy0.2 °C of programmed target at 90°C
Temperature Uniformity0.4 °C within 10 sec of arrival at 90°C
Depth 46 cm
Height36 cm
Width 33 cm
Weight21 kg
Additional Specifications

Optical Detection   
Excitation: 5 filtered LEDs   
Detection: 5 filtered photodiodes   
Range of excitation/emission wavelengths: 450–690 nm   
Sensitivity: Detects 1 copy of target sequence in human genomic DNA   
Dynamic range: 10 orders of magnitude   
  
Scan Time   
All channels: <20 sec   
Single channel fast scan: 8 sec   
  
Software   
Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8 
Multiplex analysis: Up to 4 targets per well   
  
System  
Sample capacity: 384 wells   
Sample size: 1–30 µl (5–20 µl recommended)   
Communications: USB 2.0   
Electrical approvals: IEC, CE

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