CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package by Bio-Rad

Manufacturer Bio-Rad  |   Model: 1855196  |  Available Worldwide
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5.0
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Modular thermal cycler platform, includes C1000 Touch™ Thermal Cycler chassis, CFX96™ Optical Reaction Module, CFX Manager™ Software, qbase+ Software license, cables, reagents, consumables


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Average Rating: 4.4
33 Scientists have reviewed this product

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Value for money


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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: IZSVe



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great machine with excellent results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Analyze DNA and RNA

"Very easy to use product for PCR. Software is easy to use & learn - results are easy to understand. The product is very reliable."

Review date: 04 Jun 2018 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: WSU Plant Pathology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Never regret having it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:qRT-PCR-based gene expression measurement

"Easy to set up the program and extract data. Software is truly user friendly. Since it has an LED system, it always provides us with constant data."

Review date: 28 Jan 2018 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Easy handling and worth the money and time!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Taqman qPCR Assay

"The machine is really good and easy to use. They don't need Rox as internal reference, which is good for SYBR application. The temperature change quickly from low to high or vice versa, which save a lot of time for the cycle. We can finish the run with 50 min. That means we can do around 10 plates within 8hr. The only cons are the high price for the maintenance, but Biorad initial a loyalty program which can save you the money for maintenance if you buy their reagents and lab supplies."

Review date: 15 Nov 2017 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University at Albany



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    1 out of 5
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    1 out of 5
Machine broke after 8 runs-use caution if considering
Rating: 2.3

  • Application Area:Teaching genetics lab

"This machine is easy to use and gives great results. However, I received it March 2016, used it to teach fall 2016 and spring 2017 and it stopped working after 8 runs. My department didn't purchase the 5k service contract and the warranty expired. While I understand the warranty being expired I am extremely dissapointed in the service. I don't feel that an expensive piece of equipment should break after 8 runs and one operator. Don't buy this unless you purchase a service contract. There are better pcr machines out there."

Review date: 10 Nov 2017 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: UCSD



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
consistent results, easy to use, good customer service
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:qPCR, gene expression analysis

"Easy to use, friendly software, versatile platform"

Review date: 09 Nov 2017 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Labena



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Reliable and robust instrument.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:qPCR, RT-PCR, precision melt analysis

"CFX96 is very easy to use, user interface is very intuitive and simple, results are acquired and can be analyzed in the same software. It is modular so this is plus. During work is quiet, and looks nice. Personally, I think this is one of best qPCR systems on market. Only one drawback is price, but I think best things are not cheap."

Review date: 03 Mar 2017 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Padova



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use and high sensitivity to detect gene expression compared to other models.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analysis of mRNA

"Easy to use and high sensitivity to detect gene expression compared to other models. The CFX96 is a powerful, precise, and flexible real-time PCR detection system. Six-channel (five colors and one FRET channel) real-time PCR instrument combines advanced optical technology with precise temperature control to deliver sensitive, reliable detection for singlexplex or multiplex reactions. powerful yet easy-to-use software"

Review date: 03 Feb 2017 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Swansea University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good machine - does the job well
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Expression Profiling

"Reliable consistent results - works well. The software is good could be a little more intuitiv - hopefully we will see an improved new edition out soon"

Review date: 18 Jan 2017 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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 with Starter Package
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

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



  • Ease of use
    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 with Starter Package


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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Mayo clinic



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    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 with Starter Package

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.
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Auburn University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Advanced797



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Africa-ai-Japan Project



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    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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Universidad Central del Caribe



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    5 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Belgorod State National Research University



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    5 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: JRFAmerica



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Ipadlab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: ORTHIN LABORATORIO



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Univ. Of Guelph



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    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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Brigham and Women's Hospital, HMS



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Florida State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Pontificia Universidad Catolic



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Iowa



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE



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    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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: UNIV. CENTRAL DEL CARIBE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE



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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 with Starter Package
  • 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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Eastern Tennessee State University



  • Ease of use
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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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Univ Southern California



  • Ease of use
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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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI



  • Ease of use
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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 with Starter Package
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: INST. OF ONCOLOGY ANGEL H. ROFFO



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

Review date: 06 Jul 2011 | CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Instituto de Oncologia A H Roffo



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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 with Starter Package
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UNIV. OF MIAMI-MILLER



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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 with Starter Package

Use the CFX96 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System for precise, reproducible real-time PCR. The system is composed of the CFX96 Optical Reaction Module, the C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis, SYBR® Green Supermix, 96-well PCR plates and plate seals.

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 5 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
  • CFX Maestro Software and qbase+ Software for reliable validation, data analysis, and export of RDML files for conformance with MIQE guidelines

The CFX96 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 six filtered LEDs and six filtered photodiodes, collects data from all wells, detecting up to five targets per well. For single-color FAM and SYBR Green I, the fast scan option reads single-channel fluorescence in all 96 wells in just 3 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

  • CFX96 Optical Reaction Module ( 1845097 )
  • C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis ( 1841100 )
  • USB cable
  • CFX Maestro Software
  • Instruction manual
  • qbase+ Software license
  • SsoAdvanced™ Universal SYBR® Green Supermix ( 1725270 )
  • Hard-Shell® Low-Profile Thin-Wall 96-Well Skirted PCR Plates ( HSP9601 )
  • Microseal® 'B' Adhesive Seals ( MSB1001 )

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 CFX96 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

  • Ensure that your real-time PCR systems are functioning optimally with Bio-Rad Expert Care Service ; choose from several service plans to keep your CFX Automation System II running its best
  • Certify system installation and validate system performance with CFX System IQ/OQ Services and CFX Automation System II IQ/OQ Services
  • Verify the performance of your CFX Systems with Thermal Validation Services and the CFX Qualification Plates

Related Products

  • PX1™ PCR Plate Sealer
  • PCR plastics optimized for CFX Real-Time PCR Detection Systems:
    • Hard-Shell 96-Well Low Profile 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, 96-well ( 1845098 )

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