SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer

Ready. Go.

Skip the complex instrument setup and get results faster with a single-cartridge multi-application genetic analyzer

The new Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer is a low-throughput, easy-to-use, and convenient benchtop system that delivers gold-standard Sanger sequencing technology and fragment analysis with just a simple click. It is easily used across a broad range of applications as well as by multiple users. Without complex setup, you will be ready to go in minutes.

The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer offers data quality, service, and support with a modernized experience at an affordable price.

Flexible—combine Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis in the same instrument run

Gain flexibility in your laboratory schedule with the ability to perform both Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis runs on the same plate, at the same time. The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer will help maximize your time by removing the need to batch samples.

Convenient—Just click. That’s it.

The SeqStudio instrument uses an innovative all-in-one cartridge with a single polymer for sequencing and fragment analysis applications. Load up your samples, click in the cartridge, and go—no need for technical experts for setup or maintenance, no calibration before each run, and no installation of individual capillaries, polymer, and anode buffer. The cartridge is stable for four or six months on the instrument depending on the reaction size of the product.


Achieve fast turnaround with a run-time of as little as 30 minutes.

Easy to use

The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer accommodates individual cartridges designated for different experimental designs or different researchers. A cartridge-based system allows you to use only what you need, without sharing experimental reagents, and to avoid unnecessary waste. The unique cartridge design enables multiple users to share a single SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer.

An interactive touch screen interface simplifies plate, sample, and run setup. Various result formats can be viewed on the screen to help provide confidence in your experimental data.

Get up and running quickly with training included with system purchase. 

Traceability and data security

SeqStudio data collection software contains an optional Security, Audit, and Electronic Signature (SAE) module that 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 Thermo Fisher Scientific-purchased computer (desktop or laptop versions are available) and on-site field service engineer enablement.*

Learn more about the SAE module ›


The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer enables you to get connected to your data more easily and quickly than ever before through web browser–based software powered by Connect, Thermo Fisher Scientific's cloud-based platform.

Set up and monitor your run:

  • View, manage, and share your data from anywhere, using your phone, tablet, or computer (Mac™ or PC)
  • Leverage remote monitoring of instrument status and run progress anytime, anywhere, using the Instrument Connect mobile app powered by Connect
  • Perform primary and secondary analysis across your data and projects with web-based apps for Quality Check, Variant Analysis, and Next-Generation Confirmation
  • Use secure connections to share data and collaborate with colleagues

See the Applied Biosystems family of instruments for Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis

*Note: If the optional SAE software module is enabled, cloud connection is disabled and remote access is unavailable.

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SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer System with SmartStart

Number of capillaries4
Number of dyes6
Sample format96-well standard plate and standard 8-tube strips
  • Sanger sequencing (resequencing NGS confirmation, indels, heterozygote detection, minor variant detection, microbial identification, genome editing validation)
  • Fragment analysis (microsatellite analysis, compatible with MLPA™, Applied Biosystems SNaPshot applications, cell line authentication)
Secondary analysis software included
  • Sequence Analysis Software
  • SeqScape Software
  • Variant Reporter Software
  • GeneMapper Software
  • Minor Variant Finder Software
  • Sequencing Analysis Modules (Quality Check, Variant Analysis, and Next-Generation Confirmation) and Fragment Analysis Modules (Peak Scanner and Microsatellite Analysis)  on Connect platform
In-lab application trainingIncluded

SeqStudio Cartridge

Capillary array length28 cm (works with POP-1 polymer to resolve short and long reads)
Polymer typeUniversal polymer POP-1 (for performing sequencing and fragment analysis)
Maximum number of injections/reactionsUp to 125 injections/500 reactions or sample (A33671)
Up to 250 injections/1000 reactions or samples (A41331)
On-instrument shelf life4 or 6 months after opening
Cartridge recyclingAvailable in most regions
On-instrument trackingRFID (radio frequency identification)