cobas® z 480 analyzer

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cobas z 480 analyzer

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Proven performance
  • Proven high-performance, medium-to high throughput PCR platform
  • Trusted by thousands of laboratories worldwide to deliver accurate results
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Fast and accurate thermal cycling
  • Unique Therma-Base technology optimizes heat transfer for maximum uniformity and well-to-well reproducibility
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High specificity
  • Optimized filter design minimizes spectral cross talk 
  • Highly efficient capture of fluorescence signal to reduce artifacts and ensure data integrity
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Automated and reliable results
  • Automatically checks and validates PCR curve consistency
  • Proprietary Kinetic Algorithm reduces ambiguity

Further complement your IVD assays with your own lab developed tests (LDTs), leveraging the system’s User Defined Functionality (UDF) software.

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Lab developed tests

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User defined functionality software

Automated advanced results algorithm

Manual interpretation of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) data is associated with subjectivity. To further ensure reliable results, the cobas z 480 Analyzer applies an automated advanced results algorithm that interprets three key aspects of PCR data:


Growth curve shape


Growth curve height (curve amplitude)

CT value

Cycle threshold (Ct value)


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