The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-time PCR Facility


The QuantStudioTM 12K Flex system is a comprehensive real-time PCR-based platform for conducting large-scale genotyping and gene expression studies. The QuantStudioTM system at the University of Pretoria facility includes two interchangeable blocks that can accommodate 384-well and OpenArray® plates. The OpenArray® system is combined with pre-designed or custom TaqMan® Assays to generate more than 12,000 data points per run.

Applications on the QuantStudioTM include:

  • Large-scale gene expression analysis
  • SNP genotyping
  • microRNA analysis
  • digital PCR

Funding for the instrument was obtained from the NRF Equipment Platform (NEP) Grant. The platform supports genotyping and functional genomics projects on a national level. Therefore, use of the instrument is available to researchers throughout South Africa.

Services and pricing information:

For more information on the QuantStudioTM 12K Flex Real-time PCR facility, visit the Forest Molecular Genetics Facilities page or download this brochure. For any queries or technical support please contact Jane Bredenkamp (az.ca1566724989.pu.i1566724989baf@p1566724989makne1566724989derb.1566724989enaj1566724989) or follow the link to the Life Technologies website.


The QuantStudioTM 12K Flex Real-time PCR instrument can be found in room 6-28 in the Natural and Agricultural Sciences Building at the University of Pretoria.

Contact information:

Ms Jane Bredenkamp
Tel: +27 12 420 4329
Dr Sanushka Naidoo
Tel: +27 12 420 4974