When dependability, reliability, fast processing times and long-life cycles for equipment are important considerations for your labs, Applied Biosystems is a brand that is always a good option. As a part of the larger group of Thermo Fisher Science companies, Applied Biosystems specifically focuses on genetic testing materials and equipment.
There are several different models and options available in the Applied Biosystems genetic analyzer line. This wide range of options allows the lab to choose the system size, capacity, and features that are specific to their current and future testing needs.
Before shopping, it is a good idea to take the time to carefully consider the pros and cons of the current genetic analyzer in the lab. This will help ensure that the model selected as a replacement machine or for new testing possibilities offers the greatest flexibility for both current as well as future testing.
Physical Size and Capacity
In general, all Applied Biosystems genetic analyzer models are designed to be streamlined. However, as with most equipment in the lab, the larger the testing capacity per testing run the larger the equipment will be.
These systems can include the 3130 models with 16 capillary electrophoresis or the larger 3730 that offers 48-capillary capacity. To assist in narrowing down the choices, consider the volume of the lab from low to high and choose the appropriate systems to compare.
It will be essential to consider the options for the different models that can add to the testing flexibility of the Applied Biosystems genetic analyzer. This can include various bottle configurations, the data that can be captured and recorded per run as well as the cost per sample of testing.
Some of the new models of the ABI genetic analyzers are designed to operate automatically. This reduces the need for technicians to work directly with the samples, decreasing the risk of human error while also maximizing efficiency of the entire lab by freeing up technicians for other testing needs.