CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System by Bio-Rad

Manufacturer Bio-Rad  |   Model: 1855485
4.7
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5.0
  |  11 reviews
Modular thermal cycler platform, includes C1000 Touch™ Thermal Cycler chassis, CFX384™ Optical Reaction Module, CFX Manager™ Software, qbase+ Software license, cables


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Average Rating: 4.7
11 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Broad Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
User friendly interface.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Quantitative PCR (qPCR)

"High quality results. User friendly interface. High throughput. High ramping rate = Faster run."

Review date: 15 Feb 2019 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Medical University of South Carolina



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
Great results, favorite machine in the lab!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gene expression analysis

"Our lab loves the Bio-Rad RT-PCR system. We purchased the thermo-cycler, CFX96 well and CFX384 well Touch Real Time PCR Detection system. We're gotten great results and use all Bio-rad RT-PCR reagents as well. The machine is easy to use with easy to follow analysis software."

Review date: 05 Nov 2018 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Medical University of South Carolina



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Favorite instrument in the lab!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Gene Expression Analysis

"Great machine! Our lab opted to purchase the 96 well and 384 well PCR machine. So much data from just one run! We also are saving money because the 384 well requires such little volume."

Review date: 09 Nov 2017 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: InStem - National Centre for Biological Science



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    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Easy to use, open access for other brand consumables.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Quantitative PCR for gene expression studies

"This is a very easy to use machine for qPCR. Most importantly takes very less table space. The software is easy to learn and gives multiple ways to get the easy to understand results. This is open for any kind of qPCR masterx (2x SYBR) and plates from any brands. In India, however, customer support (post sale) is weak and needs improvement. Comparing other (newer) brands in the market, this needs to cut down its pricing!"

Review date: 01 Sep 2017 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great machine with excellent and reproducible results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze and quantify viral loads and cytokines

"384 well plate quantifies with excellent and reproducible results. great customer support."

Review date: 15 May 2017 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Kentucky



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results and has greatly improved my data
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze transcript levels

"High sensitivity, speed and reproducibility. Very good and will recommend to other labs."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Mcmaster University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I feel I have no need to use another qPCR machine ever...
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:quantitative PCR

"Excellent machine. Very user friendly. Bio-Rad folks train very well during installation and continue to provide great service anytime. "

Review date: 19 May 2016 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Jawaharlal Nehru University



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"This product is very effective to use and easily handle. Compare to other machines of different companies, this product gives static and accurate correct reading. Data can be easily store and recover. Still we have no issue with machine and if any troubleshoot, it can be easily contact with sale person on phone. EAST OR WEST, THIS IS BEST "

Review date: 10 Nov 2015 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Africa-ai-Japan Project



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
"The product is very reliable and recorded nice output. Also it is most effective while we use in care. We have to follow GPL to come up with hypothesized test. "

Review date: 07 Jul 2015 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
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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

"We have been using this system for amplification of DNA from microorganism involved in soil metabolism analysis to better understand the way they degrade and use pesticides. It is a great system with very user friendly software and great capabilities. Reproducibility is excellent. I recommended it fully. "

Review date: 26 May 2015 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System


  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"Very good instrument, friendly software, accurate temperature in the blocks."

Review date: 29 Oct 2014 | CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System

Use the CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System for precise, reproducible real-time PCR. The system is composed of the CFX384 Optical Reaction Module and the C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis. The module is a member of the family of interchangeable reaction modules that can be used with the C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis for PCR and real-time PCR. All modules can be quickly inserted and removed from the cycler chassis without tools.

Features and Benefits

  • Detection of up to 4 targets per well, plus a channel dedicated to singleplex FRET
  • Protocol autowriter that generates an optimal protocol for your reaction components
  • Thermal gradient feature that identifies optimal annealing temperature in a single run

The CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System has six independently controlled thermal electric units providing even, precisely controlled temperatures at all times during the run, including ramping. The reduced mass of the honeycomb block provides fast ramping and reduced settling time (time to achieve thermal uniformity).

The optical system, with five filtered LEDs and five filtered photodiodes, collects data from all wells, detecting up to four targets per well. For single-color FAM and SYBR® Green I, the fast scan option reads single-channel fluorescence in all 384 wells in just 8 seconds. A channel with an LED filter–photodiode combination is dedicated to FRET singleplex experiments.

The large touch-screen interface has intuitive graphical programming and displays data traces in real time. The programmable thermal gradient feature can test eight temperatures at once to quickly determine the optimal annealing temperature, and the protocol autowriter quickly optimizes reactions, generating an optimal protocol based on your polymerase, primers, and product length.

Product Components

  • CFX384 Optical Reaction Module
  • C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis
  • USB cable
  • Instruction manual

Configuration Options

The following modules can be used with the C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis:



*Starter package contains SsoAdvanced™ Universal SYBR® Green Supermix ( 1725270 ), Microseal® 'B' Adhesive Seals ( MSB1001 ), and Hard-Shell® Low-Profile Thin-Wall 96-Well Skirted PCR Plates ( HSP9601 ) or Hard-Shell Thin-Wall 384-Well Skirted PCR Plates ( HSP3805 ).

The CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System can be configured with other PCR instruments, allowing stand-alone or software control. Instrument permutations allow up to four different CFX Connect™, CFX96, or CFX384 Systems to be controlled by one PC.

Combine any two CFX Real-Time PCR Detection Systems with the CFX Automation System II , our robotic plate handler, to create a high-throughput, automated real-time PCR system with a compact footprint.

Service Plans and Validation Tools for CFX Systems

  • Bio-Rad Expert Care Service offers several service plans to keep your CFX Systems running, including ensuring that your real-time PCR systems are functioning optimally
  • Certify system installation and validate system performance with CFX System IQ/OQ Service
  • Verify the performance of your CFX Systems with Thermal Validation Services and the CFX Qualification Plates

Related Products

  • C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis ( 1841100 )
  • PX1™ PCR Plate Sealer
  • PCR plastics optimized for CFX Real-Time PCR Detection Systems:
    • Hard-Shell 384-Well Skirted PCR Plates
    • Microseal 'B' Adhesive Seals ( MSB1001 )
    • Optically Clear Heat Seals ( 1814030 )
  • CFX Maestro Software, Security Edition , for compliance with U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations
  • CFX Qualification Plate for performance verification, 384-well  ( 1845099 )

Related Categories

  • Real-Time PCR Detection Systems
  • PCR Reagents and qPCR Reagents
  • PCR Plastic Consumables
  • PCR Seals
  • PCR Analysis Software

Online Resources

  • Real-Time PCR Detection Systems Selection Chart
  • qPCR/Real-Time PCR
  • qPCR Instrumentation