Get the best of both worlds

Save on a digital PCR system when you trade in your qPCR instrument for a QuantStudio real-time PCR system

Get a great deal on a new digital PCR (dPCR) instrument while maximizing your qPCR investment when you trade in any qualifying qPCR instrument (including instruments from other companies). Find out the value of your current qPCR instrument and what it’s worth toward a new QuantStudio™ real-time PCR system, and take advantage of significant savings on a digital PCR system to expand your capabilities.*

Flexibility. Versatility. Connectivity. Speed. Precision.
Trade in your current qPCR instrument for increased performance and accelerated productivity. Get a new QuantStudio real-time PCR system from the brand you know and trust, along with a discount on a digital PCR system. Now you can have both a QuantStudio qPCR system and a dPCR system for less than the cost of one droplet-based digital PCR system.

When your gene quantification requires the next level of precision and absolute quantification, get the best of both worlds with qPCR and dPCR technologies:

  • Use qPCR when you need wide dynamic range and routine quantification quickly and affordably
  • Use dPCR when you need precise quantification for applications such as copy number or rare-variant analysis


Digital PCR vs. real-time PCR

As a researcher, you’ve been given many choices in terms of tools and techniques. And for some who are intimately familiar with real-time PCR, you are probably hearing about digital PCR and its emerging applications. So the question is, when do you use one or the other or both.

Real-time PCR—alternately called quantitative polymerase chain reaction or qPCR—is one of the most powerful and sensitive gene analysis techniques, and is used for a broad range of applications. Digital PCR is the next generation of PCR technology involving absolute quantitation of nucleic acid target sequences. As digital PCR gains clout among researchers, many interested scientists ask “When should I choose digital PCR over real-time PCR?”

* This offer is valid for end-user customers in the US (excluding Puerto Rico), Canada, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Laos, Myanmar, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the Maldives who purchase a new Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 3, 5, 6, 7, or 12K Real-Time PCR System and an Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 3D dPCR System in a single purchase order. To be eligible for the promotional price, customer must contact a sales representative to receive a product quotation for the bundle they wish to purchase. Discount will apply to the list price in effect at the time the order is received by Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliates. Suppliers of life science products are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Determination of eligibility is at the sole discretion of Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliates. Promotion is valid for qualifying orders received by your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales representative no later than July 31, 2017, or until promotional supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliates may withdraw this promotion prior to July 31, 2017, at its sole discretion. Customer must request a trade-in at the time the order for the new instruments is placed. The trade-in instrument must be returned to Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliates within 30 days following installation of the new instrument and in compliance with reasonable instructions by Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliateswho will coordinate disposal costs (if any) and shipping charges. Where necessary, customer agrees to allow a field service representative to deinstall the trade-in unit from their facilities, and charges for such deinstallation will be paid for by Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliates. Prior to return, the 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 , customer agrees to complete and return a Certificate of Decontamination to Thermo Fisher Scientific and its affiliates. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.