Thermo Fisher Scientific's Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3 and QuantStudio 5
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3 and QuantStudio 5, real-time PCR systems that fully integrate with cloud computing technology. The systems are designed for low- to mid-throughput laboratories conducting real-time PCR experiments, and are the first to connect to the Thermo Fisher Cloud computing platform, allowing geographically dispersed researchers to collaborate online in real time and access their data wherever and whenever necessary. Laboratories can also share experimental conditions and results with their partners, provide a uniform experience for every user, and help minimize training and errors. The new instruments integrate with existing analysis workflows including next-generation sequencing, capillary electrophoresis, and qPCR applications. Interactive touch-screen controls allow scientists to directly manage experiments with intuitive commands. As with the existing QuantStudio 6, 7, and 12K Flex instruments, the 3 and 5 include the Thermo Scientific OptiFlex white LED optical system and VeriFlex thermal technology.