CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad  |  Available Worldwide
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Average Rating: 4.4
25 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
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Value for money


The application variety make this one of the most valuable pieces of equipment in our lab.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Realtime PCR pathogen detection and validation

"The CFX96 software is easy to understand and use. Many programs can be installed and quickly selected when setting the machine up for a PCR run. Data analysis is great as you can customize only the information that is pertinent to your use. The unit can also be configured to operate with several other machines or as a standalone unit offering users a wide variety of applications and uses. The LCD touch screen interface is also a nice feature when programming the machine. The company also provides onsite repair and troubleshooting to minimize downtown. "

Review date: 29 Mar 2016 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics 1500 E Duar



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results and save a lot of time and money!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:analyze gene expression in tissues and cells

"Easy to use and high sensitivity to detect gene expression compared to other models"

Review date: 25 Feb 2016 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Mayo clinic



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    1 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great product, but After sales service part is poor.
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Analyze the gene expression in aging brain.

"This machine is definitely useful for all the filed include clinic. I would like to give 5 stars for this machine, not a service. If this machine has a problem (a simple power problem), it costs a lot (include labor fee) and it takes very long time to take care of this. Most institutions have an engineering department. It should be okay to order the part (simple part), then we can process to fix by our own. "

Review date: 22 Feb 2016 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)

Manufacturer's Response

We are very sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience. Bio-Rad has multiple levels of service based on the customer's needs and budget. We would be happy to discuss your particular concern directly so we can better understand how we can meet your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at 1-800-424-6723 FREE, or contact your local sales representative.
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Auburn University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great instrument. My research cannot be down without it.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:protein quantification

"This is a special qPCR because it can make temperature down to 4 Celsius degrees, and most of real-time PCR instrument cannot do this."

Review date: 18 Dec 2015 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Advanced797



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Changes in gene expression

"This system is super easy to use. Great product for our lab. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in a real-time system. We have used it for about 18 months and have no issues with the instrument."

Review date: 11 Nov 2015 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Africa-ai-Japan Project



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"It is very effective and able make high quality results. It is so easy to use and powerful. I would like to recommend other people to use this machine without any hinders. In addition it is can be easily managed and programmed. Also it is not very expensive. From point of my view its activity is more than its prizes. "

Review date: 16 Oct 2015 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Universidad Central del Caribe



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:qPCR

"This is a very user-friendly versatile qPCR system. I am familiar with various qPCR systems and I am extremely satisfied with this instrument. The software, setup, troubleshooting are easy. Bio-Rad service and technical assistance is also superb. I recommend it."

Review date: 06 Oct 2015 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Belgorod State National Research University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"It is good and easy to use even for me as a clinician."

Review date: 30 Jun 2015 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: JRFAmerica



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Viral PCR analysis and amplification

"Easy to use reliable data is very reproducible and the software is easy to use and well developed. As a tool for DNA amplification we have had great success with it."

Review date: 17 Dec 2014 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Ipadlab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Diagnostics

"This is a very simple instrument, which works well in all applications using real-time PCR. It is very useful when you want setting the multiplex real-time PCR assay."

Review date: 26 Sep 2014 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: ORTHIN LABORATORIO



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:molecular biology

"It’s an easy to use instrument for molecular diagnosis. I recommended it for clinical diagnostic assays."

Review date: 28 Aug 2013 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Univ. Of Guelph



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gene expression

"Great product. Service upon receiving the product was spectacular. Great demo and walkthrough with the machine. Technical support has been outstanding. Easy to use and straight forward."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Brigham and Women's Hospital, HMS



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:cancer response curves

"High throughput, fast response time, easy user interface. Data analysis software needs improvement.   High reagent costs."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Florida State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:qPCR

"Bio-Rad have great representatives who are attentive to detail and good demonstrators. They provided our lab with a good deal including an extra thermal cycler."

Review date: 27 Nov 2012 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Pontificia Universidad Catolic



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cell and Molecular Biology

"The machine is very easy to use and I have never had any problems with this it."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Iowa



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"The CFX thermal cycler provides fast and reliable results that remove the need for including ROX dye calibrators needed in ABI products of a similar nature. The software is easy to use and frequent product updates constantly add features and levels of analysis ensuring cutting edge results. Follow-up communications and prompt customer service from local Bio-Rad reps ensure the machine is up-to-date and problems are quickly resolved."

Review date: 26 Nov 2012 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
"Accurate values in all the wells, even the extreme corners. Can easily draw your graph on the system itself- no need for excel. Less volume used and it is quick (takes only one hour including dissociation curve)."

Review date: 06 Jun 2012 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: UNIV. CENTRAL DEL CARIBE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE



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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Easy to use and versatile- various applications in one instrument."

Review date: 06 Jun 2012 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:QPCR

"A good system. It's easy to handle and user friendly."

Review date: 31 May 2012 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Eastern Tennessee State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    Value for money
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Rating: 4.3
"Great performer. It runs fast chemistry from multiple suppliers with equal efficiency. Software is easy to navigate and intuitive. It is a workhorse- it's run day and night with no problems (no overheating etc). Not particularly easy to adjust baseline value- can cause anomalies in efficiency values."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Univ Southern California



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.0
"Easy to use, instruction is well written. Good demo- offers a good training section. Good service."

Review date: 19 Dec 2011 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
"An excellent product that is easy to use."

Review date: 26 Jul 2011 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: INST. OF ONCOLOGY ANGEL H. ROFFO



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 3.3
"Excellent cost effective machine."

Review date: 06 Jul 2011 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Instituto de Oncologia A H Roffo



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.3
"An easy to use Real Time PCR Machine. Very flexible with an open chemistry. Very fast and reproducible results."

Review date: 06 Jul 2011 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UNIV. OF MIAMI-MILLER



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
"Great machine, easy to use and excellent customer support."

Review date: 24 Jun 2011 | CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)

The CFX96 Touch Deep Well real-time PCR detection system offers precise quantification and target discrimination for up to 5 targets in large-volume reactions.

The system incorporates industry-leading technology and stand-alone functionality to provide a robust and easy-to-use qPCR instrument for reliable results.

To obtain reliable, consistent results, all sample wells must maintain proper temperature throughout each incubation step. The CFX96 Touch™ and CFX96 Touch Deep Well™ systems use six independently controlled thermal electric modules (TEs), the heating and cooling elements of the thermal cycler, to maintain tight temperature uniformity at all points during a run — even while ramping.

The CFX96 Touch Deep Well system produces high average ramp rates and tight uniformity during ramping to yield fast time to target temperature and faster protocol run times. Run times can be dramatically shortened — to less than 30 min — while still producing accurate quantitative results.

CFX96 Touch Deep Well™ systems' solid-state optical technology (six filtered LEDs and six filtered photodiodes) provides sensitive detection for precise quantification and target discrimination. The system can discriminate up to five targets in a single reaction well.

With the CFX96 Touch Deep Well™ system, you can easily determine the optimal temperature of your assay in a single experiment, saving valuable research time. Using the built-in thermal gradient, you can program up to 24°C across the reaction block at any step in your protocol. The thermal cycler provides exceptional temperature uniformity and reproducibility within each gradient zone.


CFX96 Touch Deep Well Real–Time PCR Detection System (185–5196) Features and Benefits:

  • Minimal setup with factory-calibrated dyes
  • Easy viewing of real-time data traces with integrated LCD touch screen
  • Fast experiment optimization with built-in thermal gradient
  • User-friendly data analysis modules with CFX Manager™ software
  • Effortless export of RDML files for import into qbasePLUS software

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CFX96 Touch™ Real–Time PCR Detection System (185-5196)

Manufacturer Bio-Rad  |  Available Worldwide

4.4 / 5.0 | 25 reviews