CFX96 Touch™ Deep Well Real-Time PCR Detection System with Starter Package #1854096



Modular thermal cycler platform, includes C1000 Touch™ Thermal Cycler Chassis, CFX96™ Deep Well Optical Reaction Module, CFX Maestro™ Software, qbase+ Software license, cables, reagents, consumables



Use the CFX96 Touch Deep Well Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System for precise, reproducible real-time PCR. The system is composed of the CFX96 Deep Well 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 Cchassis for PCR and real-time PCR. All modules can be quickly inserted and removed from the cycler chassis without tools.

Features and Benefits

  • Deep wells for large volumes
  • 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 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 Deep Well 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

Configuration Options

The following modules can be used with the C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler Chassis:

Reaction Modules Catalog Number
  Module Module with Starter Package*
For PCR    
Dual 48/48 Fast Reaction Module 1840148
96-Well Fast Reacton Module 1840196
96–Deep Well Reaction Module 1840197
384-Well Reaction Module 1840138
For Real-Time PCR    
CFX96 Optical Reaction Module 1845097 1845096
CFX96 Deep Well Optical Reaction Module 1844095 1844096
CFX384™ Optical Reaction Module 1845385 1845384



*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 Deep Well 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.

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Supporting Documents

  • CFX96 Touch™ Deep Well Real-Time PCR Detection System Specifications Sheet
  • CFX96 Touch and CFX96 Touch Deep Well Real-Time PCR Detection Systems Installation Quick Guide
  • CFX96 Touch, CFX96 Touch Deep Well, and CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection Systems Instruction Manual
  • Optical Design of CFX96 Real-Time PCR Detection System Eliminates the Requirement of a Passive Reference Dye Application Note
  • Real-Time PCR Applications Guide

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Thermal Cycler
C1000 Touch™
Maximum ramp rate, °C/sec
Average ramp rate, °C/sec
Heating and cooling method
Lid, °C
Heats up to 105
Range, °C
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
Operational range, °C
Programmable span, °C
Optical Detection
6 filtered LEDs
6 filtered photodiodes
Range of excitation/emission wavelengths, nm
Detects 1 copy of target sequence in human genomic DNA
Dynamic range
10 orders of magnitude
Scan Time
All channels, sec
FAM/SYBR® Green only, sec
Operating systems
Windows XP, Windows 7
Multiplex analysis
Up to 5 targets per well
Licensed for real-time PCR
Sample capacity, wells
Sample size, µl
Communication interface
USB 2.0
Electrical approvals
Dimensions (W x D x H), cm/in
33 x 46 x 36/13 x 18 x 14
Weight, kg/lb