CARLSBAD, CA — Thermo Fisher Scientific has certified the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 7 Pro Dx Real-Time PCR System* to meet new In Vitro Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR) requirements. The updated system now includes new, complementary Applied Biosystems Diomni Software ecosystem to empower clinical labs and test developers to leverage flexible PCR testing onsite.
Designed for maximum productivity and fast ramp-up, the QuantStudio 7 Pro Dx Real-Time PCR System enables users to transition from development to validation on a single system. The expandable, automated platform comes with interchangeable 96-well and 384-well blocks and also includes remote desktop and touchscreen controls, facial authentication, voice command, and smart tech support to increase user productivity.
“We have continued to support our customers throughout the transition to IVDR, first by introducing the updated Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Dx Real-Time PCR System earlier this year and now with the launch of the IVDR-compliant QuantStudio 7 Pro Dx Real-Time PCR System and new complementary Diomni Software ecosystem,” said Fernando Beils, vice president and general manager of qPCR instruments at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “As test developers and laboratories expand their assay menus and IVD testing capabilities, we are committed to continue providing innovative solutions to meet their evolving needs.”
Whether performing a routine test or developing a new assay, the integrated, IVDR-compliant Applied Biosystems Diomni Software ecosystem is designed to streamline the entire workflow with a plug-and-play design and simplified set-up to enhance efficiency and minimize user error. The centralized set-up allows connection to multiple real-time PCR instruments and secure data sharing across a user network.
“The ability to import plate set-up files from external software and export result sets in a customizable structure made it easy to integrate the QuantStudio 7 Pro Dx Real-Time PCR System with our laboratory information management software,” said Dr. Gustav Quade, laboratory medicine and technical development specialist at the Quade Laboratory in Germany. “The new Diomni Software makes it easy to work collaboratively and we can set up runs, manage past runs and documentation, and interpret fluorescent curves remotely and efficiently without the need to install special software.”
The QuantStudio 7 Pro Dx Real-Time PCR System is available in all regions that recognize CE-IVD certification and is also listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a class II medical device.