CFX96 Dx Real-Time PCR Detection Systems for In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD)



CFX96 In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Real-Time PCR Systems combine the flexibility you need in your workflow and outstanding performance to deliver reliable results that your clinical laboratory demands.
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CFX96 Dx and CFX96 Deep Well Dx are open systems offering the ultimate flexibility in commercial assay selection or rapid assay development in a clinical laboratory setting. The instruments offer precise quantification and target discrimination for up to five targets, with accurate thermal cycler performance and powerful easy-to-use software.

System Comparison

CFX96 Dx System
CFX96 Dx System*
Operational Manual | Data Sheet
CFX96 Deep Well Dx System
CFX96 Deep Well Dx System*
Operational Manual | Data Sheet
Features Up to 5-target multiplexing for reduced sample and reagent use.
Quickly and accurately analyze and validate data using the intuitive CFX Manager Dx Software.
Reaction Volumes 1–50 µL 10–125 µl
Supported Format 96-well plate
8-well strips

Thermal Cycler

Model C1000 Dx Thermal Cycler (not sold separately)
Maximum ramp rate 5°C/sec 2.5°C/sec
Average ramp rate 3.3°C/sec 2.0°C/sec
Heating and cooling method Peltier
Lid Heats up to 105°C


Range 0–100°C
Accuracy ±0.2°C of programmed target at 90°C
Uniformity ±0.4°C well-to-well within 10 sec of arrival at 90°C


Operational range 30–100°C
Programmable span 1–24°C

Optical Detection

Module CFX96 Dx ORM
(Not sold separately)
CFX96 Deep Well Dx ORM
(Not sold separately)
Excitation 6 filtered LEDs
Detection 6 filtered photodiodes
Range of excitation/emission wavelengths 450–730 nm
Sensitivity Detects 1 copy of target sequence in human genomic DNA
Dynamic range 10 orders of magnitude
Calibrated dye FAM, SYBR™ Green, HEX, VIC, Quasar 670, Quasar 705, ROX, TEX 615, Texas Red, Cy5, Cy5.5, CAL Fluor Gold 540, CAL Fluor Orange 560, CAL Fluor Red 610

Scan Time

All channels 12 sec
FAM/SYBR Green only 3 sec


Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Multiplex analysis Up to 5 targets per well
Laboratory information
system (LIS) Compatible


Licensed for real-time PCR Yes
Sample capacity 12 x 8-tube strips
1 x 96-well plate (fast)
Sample size 10–50 µl (10–25 µl recommended) 10–125 µl
Sample throughput 4 to 5 x 96-well plates per day
Communication interface USB 2.0
Electrical approvals IEC, CE
Dimensions (W x D x H) 33 x 46 x 36 cm (12 x 18 x 14 in.)
Weight 21 kg (47 lb)

PCR Reagents & qPCR Reagents

PCR Reagents & qPCR Reagents

Browse a wide range of reagents for reverse transcription, PCR, and real-time PCR, optimized to generate accurate and reproducible data.

*Legal Notice:
The CFX96 Dx and CFX96 Deep Well Dx Systems are intended for use in the fields of research and human in vitro diagnostics. The system is CE-IVD marked in compliance with the European Union diagnostic medical device manufacturing standards.

USA: For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. The CFX96 Dx and CFX96 Deep Well Dx Systems are registered with the US FDA as Class II 510(k) exempt devices.

Canada: The CFX96 Dx and CFX96 Deep Well Dx Systems are registered as Class I devices.

EU: For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. The CFX96 Dx and CFX96 Deep Well Dx Systems meet the requirements of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive (98/79/EC). The CE IVD–registered CFX96 Dx and CFX96 Deep Well Dx Systems are for distribution and use in EU countries only (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden).

China: The CFX96 Deep Well Dx System has been certified as a Class III medical device by China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) and is available for sale.

Worldwide: The CFX96 Dx and CFX96 Deep Well Dx Systems are for sale for In Vitro Diagnostic Use in the following countries:

  • Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Venezuela
  • Asia-Pacific: Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, S. Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa: Belarus, Egypt, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Yemen

No rights are granted by Bio-Rad for the use of high resolution melt analysis in the fields of human or veterinary in vitro diagnostics. In addition, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to obtain any intellectual property rights which may be required for its specific applications.