For less than the cost of one droplet-based digital PCR system, you can get both a QuantStudio qPCR and digital PCR (dPCR) system

Get the most comprehensive gene quantification data using both Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 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 rare variant analysis or high-precision copy number analysis

Now, for a limited time, get an Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 3 Real-Time PCR System and an Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System for one low price.*

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?”


* 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. Promotional price includes a QuantStudio 3 Real-Time PCR System and QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System. Promotion is valid for qualifying orders received by your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales representative no later than June 30, 2017, or until promotional supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.