cobas z 480 analyzer

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The cobas z 480 analyzer is a component of the modular cobas® 4800 System, and can also exist as a standalone instrument for automated amplification and detection of clinical and research assays. The cobas z 480 analyzer offers advanced real-time PCR technology for high-quality results.

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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
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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 shape

Growth-Curve-Height

Growth curve height (curve amplitude)

CT value

Cycle threshold (Ct value)