Bio-Rad Automated Droplet Generator PCR / Thermal Cycler

Cambridge Scientific ID: 28533 Category: Tag:


Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) is a digital polymerase chain reaction method based on water-oil emulsion droplet technology. ddPCR uses a combination of microfluidics and proprietary surfactant chemistries to divide each sample into water-in-oil droplets. The technology uses reagents and workflows similar to those used for most standard TaqMan probe-based assays, and provides absolute quantification of nucleic acid target sequences by counting nucleic acid molecules encapsulated in discrete, volumetrically defined water-in-oil droplet partitions.

Features and Benefits: 

Bio-Rad’s Automated Droplet Generator simplifies ddPCR workflow and makes digital PCR scalable and flexible:

  • Guides setup and loading with large, color touch-screen interface and LED lighting
  • Generates droplets for 96 ddPCR reactions in under 45 minutes
  • One AutoDG Instrument can generate sufficient droplets to keep 4–5 droplet readers running continuously
  • Provides operational flexibility:
        • User-definable plate layout with increments of 8 wells
        • HEPA-filtered enclosure reduces the possibility of contamination and allows the system to be placed in any lab environment
        • Compatible with both QX600 and QX200 ddPCR workflows


  • Weight: 100 lb (45.4 kg)
  • Size (W x D x H): 26 x 22 x 26 in (66 x 56 x 66 cm)
  • Automated Droplet Generator: Instrument used to generate standard droplets
  • Cooling block accessory: Prevents evaporation during droplet generation
  • Power cord: U.S. standard power cord
  • Oil purge reservoir: Collects oil waste from priming and flushing
  • ddPCR 96-Well Plates: Clear well/clear shell semi-skirted plates 
  • DG32 Droplet Generation Cartridges: Microfluidic cartridge with gasket for the AutoDG
  • Automated Droplet Generation Oils:
      • Automated droplet generation oils for the AutoDG
      • Automated Droplet Generation Oil for Probes
      • Automated Droplet Generation Oil for EvaGreen
  • Droplet Reader Oil: ddPCR droplet reader oil for QX600 and QX200 instruments and systems
  • Pipet Tips: Pipet tips for the AutoDG
  • Pipet Tip Bins: Pipet tip waste bins for the AutoDG

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