CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System

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1000-series Touch Family System Tour
Flexibility

The Ultimate in Configuration Flexibility

A System That Grows with Your Research
The flexibility of the 1000-series platform allows your setup to grow and evolve as your needs change. Adding more instruments to increase throughput or expand options is as easy as connecting a USB cable. CFX Manager™ software can independently run four instruments, including a combination of CFX96 Touch™, CFX96 Touch Deep Well™, or CFX384 Touch™ real-time instruments and C1000 Touch™ or S1000™ thermal cyclers. You may start a run on one instrument while another is running a different experiment, or you can start the same experiment on all four instruments at once.

CFX96 Connections

Configuration Options

Stand-Alone

  • Stand-alone thermal cyclers and real-time PCR detection systems

 


Stand-Alone Multi-Instrument

  • C1000 Touch cycler control of up to 3 S1000 cyclers
  • CFX96 Touch, CFX96 Touch Deep Well, or CFX384 Touch system control of up to 3 S1000 cyclers

 


Software-Controlled Stand-Alone

  • C1000 Touch cycler or CFX96 Touch, CFX96 Touch Deep Well, or CFX384 Touch system controlled by CFX Manager software

 


Software-Controlled Multi-Instrument

  • Up to 8 C1000 Touch cyclers, each connected to 1–3 S1000 cyclers, controlled by CFX Manager software
  • 1 CFX96 Touch, CFX96 Touch Deep Well, or CFX384 Touch system connected to 1–3 S1000 cyclers, controlled by CFX Manager software
  • Up to 4 CFX96 Touch, CFX96 Touch Deep Well, and/or CFX384 Touch systems controlled by CFX Manager software

 

Performance

Excellent uniformity. IL-1β plasmid template diluted to 105 copies/reaction amplified in the presence of a FAM-labeled detection probe with iQ™ supermix. Graph shows 384 replicates of 5 µl reactions. Average quantification cycle (Cq) = 18.11 ± 0.045. RFU, relative fluorescence units.

Confidently analyze data from a broad range of sample concentrations even when multiplexing four targets. A–D, fluorescence data from a series of tenfold dilutions of plasmid DNA (106–102 copies) amplified using reporter dyes to monitor four targets: , FAM/actin; , HEX/GAPDH; , Texas Red/cyclophilin; , Cy5/tubulin; E, standard curves generated from data in A–D, reaction efficiencies range from 98 to 103%, Cq, quantification cycle; RFU, relative fluorescence units.

Plastics Compatibility Chart

Instrument Compatibility of PCR Plastic Consumables

 

Real-Time PCR Detection Systems
  MiniOpticon System
MiniOpticon™ System
MyiQ2 and iCycler iQ Systems
iCycler iQ®, iQ™5,
MyiQ™, and MyiQ™2 Systems
Chromo4 System
Chromo4™ System
DNA Engine Opticon 2 System
DNA Engine Opticon® 2 System

CFX96 Touch™, CFX96 Touch Deep Well™, CFX384
Touch™, and CFX Connect™ Systems
Tubes
High-profile individual tubes   CFX96 Touch
Deep Well only
Low-profile tube strips  
48- and 96-Well Plates
Hard-Shell® low-profile 96-well semi-skirted PCR plates        
Hard-Shell high-profile 96-well semi-skirted PCR plates     CFX96 Touch
Deep Well only
Hard-Shell low-profile 96-well skirted PCR plates    
Multiplate™ high-profile unskirted PCR plates   CFX96 Touch
Deep Well only
Multiplate low-profile unskirted PCR plates  
iQ™ 96-well semi-skirted PCR plates      
384-Well Plates
Hard-Shell 384-well skirted PCR plates        
Lids and Adhesive Seals
Optical flat cap strips
Microseal® 'B' adhesive seals  
Microseal® ꞌCꞌ optical seals  
Heat Sealer and Optically Clear Heat Seal
PX1™ PCR plate sealer  
Optically clear heat seal  
qPCR Applications Guide
qPCR Applications Guide

The qPCR Applications Guide is a comprehensive source of information on real-time PCR. Complete with detailed information on optimizing, validating, and analyzing real-time PCR data, this technically focused applications guide is a resource for experienced researchers as well as those wanting to learn more about using real-time PCR for applications such as qPCR, RT-qPCR, genotyping, and GMO detection. This guidebook includes chapters that cover:

  • Key concepts of real-time PCR
  • Getting started — experimental design
  • Multiplexing considerations
  • Data analysis
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Genotyping allelic discrimination
  • GMO detection

This guidebook comes with an easy-to-review real-time PCR quick guide to use at the bench. The quick guide covers the fundamentals of qPCR, design, optimization, and data analysis of qPCR experiments.

The CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR System brings flexibility and ease of use to researchers performing precise, high-throughput real-time PCR applications in a 384-well format.


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Description

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Real-Time PCR Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices Guide

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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.

Flexible Configurations Meet Your Throughput Needs


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


Specifications

Thermal Cycler  
Chassis C1000 Touch™
Maximum ramp rate, °C/sec 2.5
Average ramp rate, °C/sec 2
Heating and cooling method Peltier
Lid, °C Heats up to 105
Temperature  
Range, °C 0–100
Accuracy, °C ±0.2 of programmed target at 90°C
Uniformity, °C ±0.4 well-to-well within 10 sec of arrival at 90°C
Gradient  
Operational range, °C 30–100
Programmable span, °C 1–24
Optical Detection  
Excitation 5 filtered LEDs
Detection 5 filtered photodiodes
Range of excitation/emission wavelengths, nm 450–690
Sensitivity Detects 1 copy of target sequence in human genomic DNA
Dynamic range  10 orders of magnitude
Scan Time  
All channels, sec <20
FAM/SYBR® Green only, sec 8
Software  
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Multiplex analysis Up to 4 targets per well
System  
Licensed for real-time PCR Yes
Sample capacity, wells 384
Sample size, µl 1–30 (5–20 recommended)
Communication interface USB 2.0
Electrical approvals IEC, CE
Dimensions (W x D x H), cm/in 33 x 46 x 36/13 x 18 x 14
Weight, kg/lb 21/47

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CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package

1855484
Modular thermal cycler platform, includes C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis, CFX384 Optical Reaction Module, CFX Maestro Software, qbase+ Software license, cables, reagents, consumables

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CFX384™ Optical Reaction Module for Real-Time PCR Systems with Starter Package

1845384
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

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CFX Qualification Plate

1845099
Predispensed 384-well plate for performance validation of CFX384™ or CFX384 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System, includes template DNA, primers, supermix, water

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PX1 PCR Plate Sealer

1814000
PCR plate sealer, includes heat sealing instrument, plate support block that holds 96-well and 384-well plates, sealing frame, power cord

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(Discontinued) 1000-Series Connectivity Kit

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Kit contains mouse, mouse pad, USB flash drive

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SsoAdvanced™ Universal SYBR® Green Supermix, 500 x 20 µl rxns, 5 ml (5 x 1 ml)

1725271
5 ml (5 x 1 ml vials), 2x qPCR mix, contains dNTPs, Sso7d fusion polymerase, MgCl2, SYBR® Green I, ROX Normalization Dyes, for 500 x 20 µl reactions

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SsoAdvanced Universal Probes Supermix, 500 x 20 µl rxns, 5 ml (5 x 1 ml)

1725281
5 ml (5 x 1 ml vials), 2x qPCR mix, contains dNTPs, Sso7d fusion polymerase, MgCl2, stabilizers, ROX Normalization Dyes, for 500 x 20 µl reactions

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iTaq™ Universal SYBR® Green Supermix, 500 x 20 µl rxns, 5 ml (5 x 1 ml)

1725121
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, fluorescein, and ROX Normalization Dyes

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SsoAdvanced™ PreAmp Supermix, 50 x 50 µl rxns, 1.25 ml

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SingleShot™ SYBR® Green Kit for Cell Lysis and RT-qPCR, 100 x 50 µl reactions

1725085
Pkg of 1, kit includes SingleShot Cell Lysis Reagents, iScript™ Advanced cDNA Synthesis Kit for RT-qPCR, SsoAdvanced™ Universal SYBR® Green Supermix, and the SingleShot RNA Control, for 100 x 50 µl reactions

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iScript™ Advanced cDNA Synthesis Kit, 100 x 20 µl rxns

1725038
100 x 20 µl reactions, includes 400 µl 5x iScript Advanced Reaction Mix, 100 µl iScript Advanced Reverse Transcriptase

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iScript™ Reverse Transcription Supermix, 100 x 20 µl rxns, 400 µl

1708841
100 x 20 µl reactions, 4 x 100 µl 5x supermix, contains reverse transcriptase, RNase inhibitor, dNTPs, primers, MgCl2, stabilizers; 50 reactions of no-RT control supermix

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Precision Melt Analysis™ v1.2 Software Upgrade

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Upgrade Precision Melt Analysis Software from version 1.0 or 1.1 to version 1.2 for use with CFX Manager™ Software version 2.0 and higher


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Microseal 'B' PCR Plate Sealing Film, adhesive, optical

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(Discontinued) Hard-Shell® 384-Well PCR Plates, thin wall, skirted, black/white

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Pkg of 50, black shell/white well PCR plate for higher fluorescent signals, rigid 2-component design

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  • Hard-Shell® 384-Well PCR Plates, thin wall, skirted, clear/white (HSP3805)
Hard-Shell® 384-Well PCR Plates, thin wall, skirted, clear/white, barcoded

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Pkg of 50, clear shell/white well PCR plate for higher fluorescent signals, barcoded, 7-digit sequential, Code 128, rigid 2-component design

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Documents

Number Description Options
7444 A Model qPCR Instrument Comparability Study: CFX96 Touch and CFX Opus 96 Real-Time PCR Systems Click to download
7180 CFX96 Touch Protein Thermal Shift Assay Protocol Click to download
6894 Tips, Tricks & Best Practices: The Ultimate qPCR Assay Design Guide Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
6096 CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System Brochure Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
10000068706 C1000 Touch™ Thermal Cycler and CFX Real-Time PCR Detection Systems Instrument Guide, Ver A Click to download
6900 CFX Maestro Software Brochure Click to download [ Add to Cart (Free) ]
10000068703 CFX Maestro Software User Guide Click to download
6077 CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System Flier Click to download
6763 Gene Expression Real-Time PCR Workflow Flier Click to download
10027342 CFX Qualification Plate — 384-Well Plate Format Product Insert Click to download
10022527 Amplification Plastics and Reagents Selection Guide Click to download
5690 CFX Manager™ Software, Security Edition Product Information Sheet, Rev A Click to download
10000115384 Checking Firmware and Software Updates for the C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler and the CFX96 Touch, CFX96 Touch Deep Well, and CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection Systems, Quick Guide, Ver D Click to download
7216 End the Cycle of Repeated, Failed Experiments with a Robust Field Guide to qPCR Click to download
5962 Fast Optimization of a Multiplex Influenza Identification Panel Using a Thermal Gradient, Rev A Click to download
6047 Optical Design of CFX96™ Real-Time PCR Detection System Eliminates the Requirement of a Passive Reference Dye, Rev A Click to download
6144 Plate Preparation for the CFX384™ Real-Time PCR Detection System Using a Tecan Robotics System, Rev A Click to download
6149 Plate Preparation for the CFX384™ Real-Time PCR Detection System Using the IDEX Health & Science Innovadyne Dispenser, Rev A Click to download
5692 Real-Time qPCR as a Tool for Evaluating RNAi-Mediated Gene Silencing, Rev A Click to download
5279 Real-Time PCR Applications Guide, Rev B Click to download
5990 Gene Expression Analysis Solutions Brochure Click to download
6634 A Fast Semi-Automated Quantitative PCR Method for Monitoring Differential Gene Expression for Drug Target Discovery, Ver B Click to download
6629 High-Throughput Real-Time PCR Solutions Brochure Click to download
6777 Protocol for Single Cell Gene Expression Profiling by Multiplex RT-qPCR Click to download

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