Same STR workflow, same trusted CE technology
Now with an innovative all-in-one cartridge that helps reduce run setup time from hours to minutes
The Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for HID is a 4-capillary, easy-to-use, and convenient benchtop system that delivers gold-standard STR fragment analysis and Sanger sequencing with just one click. It is easily used across a broad range of forensic STR kits and applications as well as by multiple users. Get the same answers you trust with the outstanding data quality, service, and support you’ve come to expect from Applied Biosystems instruments.
Video: SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer demo
Customer video: Implementation of the Applied Biosystems SeqStudio HID Genetic Analyzer in the Forensic Lab
Convenient—Just click. That’s it.
The SeqStudio instrument uses an innovative all-in-one cartridge with POP-1 polymer. Load up your samples and cathode buffer, click in the cartridge, and go—no need for technical experts for setup or maintenance, no need for calibration with each cartridge change, and just a single installation step for capillary array, polymer, and anode buffer. The cartridge is stable for up to six months on the instrument and can process 250 injections (1000 samples).
The system enables easy inventory management using RFID enabled tracking of consumables usage and is compatible with standard 96-well plates or 8-well strip tubes. An interactive touch screen interface simplifies plate, sample, and run setup. Real-time and post-run results can be viewed on the screen to help provide confidence in your experimental data.
The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for HID with POP-1 polymer and Data Collection Software v1.2 is optimized for performance with Applied Biosystems STR kits to generate comparable data to 3500 Genetic Analyzers utilizing POP-4 polymer. Data Collection Software v1.2 incorporates a resolution algorithm and a marker-to-marker pull-up reduction that is optimized for the markers in each kit.
SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for HID is validated according to the Scientific Working Group for DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM, December, 2016) across the following kits: GlobalFiler, GlobalFiler IQC, GlobalFiler Express, VeriFiler Plus, VeriFiler Express, Huaxia Platinum, Identifiler Plus, MiniFiler, NGM Select, NGM Detect, YFiler, and YFiler Plus PCR Amplification Kits.
1 ng of control DNA was amplified with GlobalFiler PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 1.2
1 ng of control DNA was amplified with GlobalFiler PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 4.0
4 ng of control DNA was amplified with VeriFiler Express PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 1.2
4 ng of control DNA was amplified with VeriFiler Express PCR Amplification Kit and analyzed on the 3500 Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification with Data Collections Software v 4.0
Achieve fast turnaround with a run-time of ~ 39 minutes for Applied Biosystems STR analysis.
Data security and interpretation
SeqStudio data collection software contains a Security, Audit, and E-Signature (SAE) module and offers an electronic data chain of custody to help ensure integrity of your data by defining security settings for each user account, incorporating comprehensive auditing of data objects, and requiring authentication for changes. All settings are customizable to meet your laboratory requirements. The SAE application does require a stand-alone computer (laptop or desktop versions are available).
The Applied Biosystems GeneMapper ID-X platform is recognized as the industry standard for forensic data analysis and is a National DNA Index System (NDIS)–approved expert system. This software helps save time and increase workflow efficiency in a forensic laboratory. The SeqStudio HID system requires the use of GeneMapper ID-X software 1.6.
Rely on our experienced team
Get up and running quickly with a day of training which is included with system purchase. Or reach out to our Human Identification Professional Services (HPS) team for your validation needs. Since 2007, we have completed over 700 validation and integration projects in more than 30 countries worldwide. With a dedicated team of validation specialists, each with forensic experience, we provide customers with unparalleled workflow support on our chemistries, instruments, and software.
For Research, Forensic, or Paternity Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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