qPCR Test Equipment

qPCR Thermal Cycler​

When faster, more reliable results are critical.

Pathogens emerge and develop continuously. Against the threat of new and potentially life-threatening pathogens, we need a deeper understanding of structures and processes as well as precise, reproducible methods for developing better tests, vaccines and therapies. Every result is time-sensitive, and certainty is more important than ever. We offer you the full range of systems, consumables, software, services and the know-how you need for your success.

Product characteristics

The AriaMx is a new generation Real-Time PCR System, delivering a total confidence experience with its blend of speed, agility, and precision attributes. Total confidence means obtaining optimal scan and lead times to compliment your busy schedule. Modular plug and play optics and an open reagent platform ensure an agile experience. While 120+ point onboard instrument diagnostics and top-of- class engineering assure precision results.

Speed: Confidence in Success with brilliant Ultra-Fast Master Mixes

  • Ultrafast chemistry helps to complete your study in a timely fashion
  • Proprietary rapid hot-start enzymes
  • Fastest industry HRM reagents
  • Instrument scan time is less than three seconds per entire plate


Confidence in a system that meets your needs – today and tomorrow

  • Modular optics
  • Multiplex: two to five channels
  • Multiplex: Sixth filters for five plexes
  • Open reagent platform
  • Validated for most applications and chemistries


Confidence in easy-to-use, precision software

  • Intuitive open-source software.
  • Robust data analysis with proprietary algorithms.
  • 120+ instrument health-checks ensure successful runs
  • Instrument validated on 100,000+ samples across 14 different assays


Excitation Source8 dye specific LEDs per optical module
Detection Sources8 photodiodes
Optical Cartridges

  • ROX CY3 CY5

  • ATTO425

  • 6 slots, swappable optical modules

Dye SelectionExcitation and Emission
Reaction Volume10μL to 30μL
Chemistries SupportedSYBR, Probe, HRM
Thermal SystemSix Peltiers made from two ceramic plates with semi-conductor elements, 96-well
Thermal System Temperature Range
  • 25.0 – 99.9°C

  • Heating: 6.0°C/sec

  • Cooling: 3.0°C/sec (Median), 2.5°C/sec (Average)

  • Accuracy: ± 0.2°C or better at typical annealing, amplification, and denaturation temperatures

Dynamic Range9
Experiment TypesQuantitative PCR with dye, Quantitative PCR with probe, Allele Discrimination with HRM, Allele Discrimination with probe, Comparative Quantitation, User Defined
Uniformity± 0.4°C
Data Acquisition Time<3 seconds for all
Cq UniformityCq St Dev <0.20 at fast cycling (5s 95°C/10s 60°C)
Electrical Power (input)100 – 240VAC, 50/60Hz, 1100VA
Operating Environment20 – 30°C, 20 – 80% non-condensing humidity, 7500 feet, max altitude
Weight50 lbs. (23 kg)
Dimensions19.7” W x 18.1“ D x 16.5” H (50cm x 46cm x 42cm)
Sample Containers96-well plates, strip tubes; 0.2mL tubes
  • 1-year warranty is standard with the instrument

  • 5-year warranty and service packages available

Onboard Analytics
  • Thermal, physical, interactive (sensors) tests

  • Extended: 125 performance points tested in 30 minutes

  • Start-up: 59 performance points tested in ~1 minute

  • Optional bypass of both features

Services (upon request)
  • Installation and familiarization

  • Standard and Enhanced Preventative Maintenance

  • Additional year warranty (+1 increments, up to 5 years coverage)

  • Return-to-Agilent Instrument Exchange Program

  • Thermal block verification

Operating SystemWindows 7 and 10
MS Office CompatibilityMicrosoft 2010 and 2013 compatible
Run Modes
  • Stand alone

  • PC connected

  • LAN connected to PC (more than 20 instruments can be connected and monitored remotely)

  • USB connected, external devices