QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System
Using consumable plates with proprietary microfluidic array plate technology, the Applied Biosystems ™ QuantStudio ™ Absolute Q™ Digital PCR System allows for over 95% of the sample to be analyzed across over 20,000 consistently generated micro-chambers.
Why digital PCR?
Digital PCR (dPCR) is a nucleic acid quantification technique that allows absolute quantification without the need for standard curves. Bulk reaction mix is distributed or digitized into thousands of small independent reactions so that each micro-chamber contains either one or zero copies of the target. Statistical methods are then used to calculate the original concentrations based on the number of positive and negative micro-chambers.