3730 Series Genetic Analyzers

Scalable. Flexible. Simplified.

The Applied Biosystems 3730xl Genetic Analyzer is the highest throughput capillary electrophoresis instrument built for customers who require an economical, automated, and scalable instrument to process large numbers of sequencing or fragment analysis samples. It is now enabled with the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and Cloud connectivity. 

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Scalable sample processing

  • Gold-standard Sanger sequencing technology for high-throughput genetic analysis
  • Validated for use with Applied Biosystems GlobalFiler Express and VeriFiler Express PCR Amplification Kits for human identification applications
  • Scale the number of samples being processed using either a 48- or 96-capillary array
  • Use the integrated plate stacker to enable up to 48-hour uninterrupted instrument operation or add plates while the instrument is running
  • Use the plate size that fits your protocol with option to process 96- or 384-well plates
  • Automation features help decrease the risk of human error, including an internal barcode reader and onboard polymer delivery system

Greater lab and data management

  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system for increased security and continued support from Microsoft
  • Remote instrument access enables remote run setup and monitoring
  • View and conduct primary analysis from anywhere with remote data management application 
  • Reduce time for data processing and delivery of customer results using a personal secured folder*
  • Enable your customers to conduct secondary analysis at no cost**

* Cloud data storage up to 1 TB for free
** Using the CE modules available in the cloud  

Simplified laboratory space planning

  • No specialized lab preparation required to place a new instrument or move the instruments you already own
  • Just find the right-sized bench space and access to a 110 V or 220 V power plug
  • No heat ducting required with a cool-running, single-line 505 nm laser

Upgrade to the refreshed 3730xl DNA analyzer

The refreshed 3730xl DNA Analyzer offers the same reproducible, high-quality results and robust performance as the previous generation of instruments.

 White Paper: Functional performance comparison of legacy and refreshed 3730 Series DNA analyzers

 Flyer: 3730xl DNA Analyzer for human identification

Upgrade options*

Trade-in upgrade*

  • A new or refurbished, refreshed instrument will be delivered and installed in your lab
  • Your legacy 3730 or 3730xl instrument is sent back to Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • One-year comprehensive instrument warranty

On-site upgrade

  • Your legacy instrument is refreshed on site by our trained field service engineers
  • Retain your current instrument's serial number
  • 90-day service warranty on labor and parts replaced

Turn your 3700 or 3730xl into cash for your laboratory

No longer using your 3730 or 3730xl Genetic Analyzer?  Exchange it for cash.  Fill out and submit the 3730 Buyback Form  and email it to CE.Buybacks@thermofisher.com  to see if your instrument qualifies. Additional paperwork or agreements may be required to complete a buyback. 

Use your cash rewards to improve your laboratory productivity bypurchasing new CE instruments or consumables.


Updated 3730xl instrumentPart number
3730 DNA Analyzer, 96-CapillaryA41046
3730xl upgrades
Part  number
AB 3730XL  36CM Upgrade
AB 3730XL  50CM Upgrade


 Part number
AB Assurance Service Plan for the 3730xl DNA Analyzer
AB Complete Service Plan for the 3730xl DNA Analyzer
IQ/OQ/IPV for the 3730xl DNA Analyzer (sequencing)
IQ/OQ/IPV for the 3730xl DNA Analyzer (fragment analysis)
OQ/IPV for the 3730xl DNA Analyzer (sequencing)4375066
OQ/IPV for the 3730xl DNA Analyzer (fragment analysis)
IQ/OQ/IPV for the 3730xl DNA Analyzer (sequencing and fragment analysis)A42065

*To qualify for the trade-in credit, there must be an agreement with the trade-in terms as stated in the quote. Offer valid for end-user customers in the US (excluding Puerto Rio) and Canada. Suppliers of Life Science products may not be eligible to participate in this promotion. Determination of eligibility is at the sole discretion of Life Technologies. Offer valid on qualifying orders received no later than December 31, 2020. Trade-ins and purchased instruments must be submitted on a one-to-one, trade-to-purchase basis to be considered eligible for the program. Customer must request a trade-in at the time the order for the new instrument is placed. This promotion is available only for purchases of new or refurbished eligible instruments. Trade-in instruments must be returned to Life Technologies within 15 days following installation of the new instrument. Life Technologies will be responsible for shipping costs on the traded-in instrument. Where necessary, customer agrees to allow a Life Technologies field service representative to de-install the instrument from their facility. Discount will apply to the list price in effect at the time order is received by Life Technologies. Prior to return, customer will fully clean the customer's trade-in unit and decontaminate it of radioactive, biological, toxic and other dangerous or hazardous materials or substances and, if requested by Life Technologies, customer agrees to complete and return a Certificate of Decontamination to Life Technologies. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Offer void where prohibited by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.