The CFX Touch 96-well and 394-well Real-Time PCR Detection Systems will be discontinued soon. Please see the CFX Opus Real-Time PCR System for alternative products. We will continue to provide support for the CFX Touch 96-well and 384-well Real-Time PCR Detection Systems until December 2026.
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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 CFX Maestro 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.
Key Features and Benefits
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 Maestro Software, Security Edition, which complies with U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations, for data collection and analysis
Flexible CFX Systems Configurations Meet Your Throughput Needs
The CFX Automation System II works with all CFX Real-Time PCR Detection Systems to enable walk-away, high-throughput qPCR operation. Integrate this robotic plate handler with one or two CFX Systems to maximize throughput while maintaining a compact footprint.
CFX Maestro Software Works Seamlessly with PrimePCR Assays and Panels
The expert design and wet-lab validation of all PrimePCR Assays ensure optimal assay performance. The integration of CFX Maestro Software with PrimePCR Assays aids in the analysis and interpretation of experimental results.
- Begin analyzing data in a single step by importing target, reference and control information from a PrimePCR run file directly into CFX Maestro Software
- Combine data from multiple plates into a Gene Study to rapidly screen large numbers of targets or samples
- Use powerful data visualization tools, such as hierarchical clustering and color-matched expression levels, to identify individual targets or clusters to consider for further investigation
Service Plans and Validation Tools for CFX Systems, Thermal Cyclers, and Real-Time PCR Instruments
- The Bio-Rad Expert Care Service Program offers various service plans to keep your systems functioning optimally
- CFX System IQ/OQ Services and CFX Automation System II IQ/OQ Services certify system installation and validate system performance
- Thermal Validation Services test temperature accuracy and uniformity
- The CFX Qualification Plate quickly and easily verifies the performance of your CFX Real-Time PCR Detection Systems
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384-well optical module for real-time PCR, includes CFX Maestro™ Software, qbase+ Software license, cables, reagents, consumables, for use with C1000 Touch™ Thermal Cycler Chassis
Kits & Reagents
Kits & Reagents
500 x 20 µl reactions, 5 ml (5 x 1 ml), 2x qPCR mix, contains dNTPs, iTaq DNA Polymerase, MgCl2, SYBR® Green I, enhancers, stabilizers, and a blend of passive reference dyes
1.25 ml (1 x 1.25 ml), 2x PreAmp Mix contains dNTPs, Sso7d fusion polymerase, salts, enhancers, stabilizers, and other proprietary components, for 50 x 50 µl reactions
Pkg of 50, black shell/white well PCR plate for higher fluorescent signals, rigid 2-component design
Pkg of 50, clear shell/white well PCR plate for higher fluorescent signals, barcoded, 7-digit sequential, Code 128, rigid 2-component design