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Discover a whole new world of convenience, flexibility and independence in capillary electrophoresis systems.

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Which CE Is Right for Me?

Whether you need higher throughput, a 4-plate capacity and access to 8-dye technology, or simply want a smaller instrument compatible with 4-, 5- and 6-dye chemistries to do Sanger sequencing or fragment analysis on your forensic samples, Spectrum Systems have a solution for you.

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How do I choose?

It’s like deciding whether you want to move to the bustling city or a friendly village. Each have their benefits, it’s all about meeting your needs. Scroll down to explore. Ann and Ben will provide tips along your journey.

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Spectrum CE System has all the amenities of a big, 4-plate city. With the latest technology close at hand and fast traffic on 8-dye highway, you’ll quickly get where you need to go.

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Spectrum Compact CE System has all the familiar benefits a small town can offer, including the 4-, 5- and 6-dye chemistries you grew up with, a lower cost of living, and a close-knit community.

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Improved Efficiency

It's no longer enough to rely on how things have been done in the past. Batching samples with colleagues costs time and effort and keeps you from being your most productive self.

Spectrum CE System

With a 4-plate drawer and the ability to add plates during a run, you’ll love the increased capacity with Spectrum. It’s a loading bay you can keep humming with work all day long.

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Spectrum Compact CE System

Fast run times and the ability to run partial plates without wasting reagents will get you from A to B with the least amount of fuss.

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Flexibility

When you’re living in a Spectrum world, you have choices.

Spectrum CE System

No more headaches from a traffic jam. If you’ve got more samples to add while a plate is running, just add a new plate. If you need your high-priority samples to run before someone else’s, reschedule in the queue.

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Spectrum Compact CE System

You’re not locked into just one application with Spectrum Compact. You can run Sanger sequencing or fragment analysis in one cozy instrument.
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Bench Space

Do you need a big backyard to stretch out, or a neighborhood park for a run? No matter which Spectrum you choose, you’ll have plenty of bench space.

Spectrum CE

Like a high rise for your research, the thoughtful, vertically opening door will keep plenty of space free and accessible for your future lab needs. If you’re ready to reach the top floor, learn more about Spectrum-CE-System-Forensics-Paternity

Spectrum CE Compact

The small footprint of this instrument saves the precious bench space you need to get your work done. More bench space for more equipment and tools to keep your lab humming along.

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CE City Has Something for Everyone

You're not locked into 8-dye chemistries with Spectrum CE System. It's backwards compatible with 4-, 5- and 6-dye chemistries you've already validated.

Take a guided tour through a neighborhood of stellar electropherograms »

Application

Big city conveniences get you connected to the latest technologies.
Smaller town layouts mean you can get more done in a day.

Spectrum CE System

Dedicated to fragment analysis, including new 8-dye chemistries, Spectrum CE System will keep you on the cutting edge. With an 8- or 24-capillary array, you’ll be on the superhighway of STR analysis.

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Spectrum Compact CE System

With 4, 5, and 6 dye chemistries fueling your drive, it's easy to get around Compact Village, you can turn right at Fragment Analysis Rd or take a left at Sanger Sequencing St.

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Proven Chemistries

No matter which system you think is best for you, Spectrum will run the Promega PowerPlex® chemistries that you rely on for your work. These streets are built wide and straight for you to cruise to your destination.

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Easy to Find Your Way Around

There’s no need for complex directions to get around the Spectrum Compact. An easy and intuitive touchscreen will have you navigating around town in no time.

Come and see the easy way around town »

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Trusted Service

It's no longer enough to rely on how things have been done in the past. Batching samples with colleagues costs time and effort and keeps you from being your most productive self.

Spectrum CE System

Big-city life can mean big-city problems, but a doorman, concierge, or fixer is in your corner when you choose Spectrum. Our expert service and support staff are there for you, at the ready to offer a helping hand.

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Spectrum Compact CE System

If you find yourself with an unexpected breakdown, you can trust the mechanic on Main St to correctly troubleshoot the issue. With Promega as your partner, you'll have a pair of experienced hands to fix the problem.

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Spectrum CE System

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Colors detected

8 or 24

Capillary number

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Plate positions

Continuous

Plate position accessibility

96 well plate

Plate Type

36 cm

Capillary Array Length

YES

Plate barcode detection

STR Only

Application support

40 min (STR)

Application support

Consumables
Buffer: Pre-filled troughs
Polymer: Pre-filled pouch
Wash: Pre-filled pouch
Array: Framed
Tracking: RFID
Polymer types: 4
Software
Export file type (STR): .promega, .fsa
Compatible STR Analysis Software: GeneMapper® ID-X and GeneMarker®HID-Spectrum software analysis packages
Technical Specifications
Excitation: LED array (488 and 515nm)
Polymer delivery: Syringe Pump
Oven temperature range: Ambient –70°C
Electrophoresis voltage: Up to 20kV

Spectrum Compact CE System

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Colors detected

4

Capillary number

plate postions

Plate positions

When run is complete

Plate position accessibility

32 (Four 8-well strip tubes)

Plate Type

36 cm

Capillary Array Length

NO

Plate 2D barcode detection

Seq, STR, Fragment Analysis

Application support

30–40 min

Application support

Consumables
Buffer: Pre-filled troughs
Polymer: Pre-filled pouch
Wash: Pre-filled
Array: Framed
Tracking: 2D Barcoding
Polymer types: 4 and 7
Software
Export file type (STR): .fsa, .ab1
Compatible STR Analysis Software: GMID, GeneMarker
Technical Specifications
Excitation: LED array (505nm)
Polymer delivery: Syringe Pump
Oven temperature range: 45°C–70°C (±1°C)
Electrophoresis voltage: Up to 18kV

I'm ready to move to Spectrum City!

Take me to the City!

I can't wait to wander Compact Village!

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