Quantitative Real-time PCR



The LightCycler® 480 Instrument is a rapid, thermal block cycler with integrated real-time, online detection capabilities.

The BioMark™ System produces high quality data from RNA, miRNA, and DNA. Will perform real-time PCR analysis on up to 96 unique samples and 96 genes.


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Universal ProbeLibrary assays are compatible with all real-time PCR instruments capable of detecting fluorescein, FITC, FAM, and/or SYBR Green I, and follow standard cycling protocols for hydrolysis probe assays.

For Roche LC480, contact Felicia Waller. For Fluidigm Biomark, contact Jian Yan.

  Roche LC480 Fluidigm Biomark
Format 96 or 384 well plates 12 samples x12 genes; 48 samples x 48 genes (Real-Time or SNP genotyping); 96 samples x 96 genes
Applications Taqman, Sybr Green, HRM, Genotyping Taqman, Sybr Green, Genotyping, Digital PCR
Advantages Flexible format High throughput; uses very low quantities
Disadvantages Expensive for high throughput experiments Fixed formats; samples must be pre-amplified.
Sample Preparation Suggestions Eppendorf epMotion robot available for 384 well plates; samples should be in triplicate. Pre-qualified assays recommended, reference gene should be determined empirically More than 1 technical replicate for each sample recommended.
Roche LC480 Prices
96 well Plates $6.50
384 Well Plates $7.00
LC480 Roche Sybr Green $47
LC480 Roche Probe Master Mix $41
LC480 Genotyping Master Mix $241
LC480 High Resolution Melting $345
Roche 1st strand cDNA synthesis Kit $164
UPL Probe (100 rxn) $8
LC480 use (per time slot) $5
Control Gene Primers $0
Fluidigm Biomark Prices
Gene Expression 12 samples (chip) Contact Us
Gene Expression 48 samples (chip) $290
Gene Expression 96 samples (chip) $910
Digital PCR (chip) Contact Us
Genotyping 12 samples (chip) Contact Us
Genotyping 48 samples (chip) $290
Genotyping 96 samples (chip) $590
Prices don’t include pre-amplification, and other reagents for real-time

Pricing for UT academics, other academics add 10%, and non-academics add 20%.