Fragment Analyzer™

Introducing one powerful instrument to cover the full spectrum of DNA, gDNA and RNA quality control. Fragment Analyzer™ does everything from high-resolution analysis to fast DNA separations, across the widest separation range.



Dramatically simplify life in your lab with an automated workflow that brings you the best in productivity and precision.

Take a few seconds to set it up and Fragment Analyzer will automate capillary electrophoresis—giving you the power to optimize runs for speed or resolution.

Innovative design features ensure you get gold-standard data, while the one-step setup reduces the risk of handling errors creeping into your results, as it can with manual agarose and lab-on-a-chip methodologies. Capillaries are auto-flushed between runs to eliminate cross contamination and further underline data integrity.

When it comes time to view results, our software processes the data and visualizes it in your preferred format. All you need to do is choose the kit for your application, set the instrument and load your samples—from 12 to 288 at once.

"The Fragment Analyzer provides us with superior data compared to our previous methods…"
Dr. Henry Long, Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
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"This system offers multiple advantages over the Li-Cor 4200 system, including a shorter assay time and a smaller environmental footprint..."
Arcadia Biosciences.
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"Both sample costs and maintenance of the instrument are low while providing high data quality…"
EMBL Research Group, Heidelberg, Germany.
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"Much money can be saved by identifying problems at an early stage. With the Fragment Analyzer, we can do this in high throughput..."
Dr. Mikael Kubista, CEO, TATAA Biocenter, Sweden.
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"We needed rapid genotype verification of engineered strains. We found the speed, resolution, quality and versatility required in Fragment Analyzer…"
Dr. Sunil Chandran, Senior Scientist, Amyris.
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  • Run 12- or 96-capillary plates
  • Resolves fragments from 10 bp to 40,000 bp
  • Get resolution down to 2 bp for fragments <300bp
  • Detection starts at 5 pg/μL

Fragment Analyzer is used and recommended by Illumina™ as an automated system for the quantification and qualification of NGS libraries, gDNA and RNA. Illumina elaborates on its website, mentioning Fragment Analyzer as one of the answers to “laborious and time-consuming” constraints in the lab, while making it “easier for our customers” to automate fragmentation and size selection.

Assessing RNA in FFPE Samples

By running the Illumina-developed DV200 metric on Fragment Analyzer, you can automate the assessment of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) RNA tissue before running in TruSeq. Learn more here.