VERSANT kPCR Molecular System
Boosting productivity for respiratory testing.

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VERSANT kPCR Molecular System
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Molecular laboratories are facing a significant increase in testing for respiratory pathogens as a result of the COVID-19 global health crisis. These increased demands require flexible automated platforms to enable them to meet the respiratory testing needs during the pandemic as well as during the flu season.

The VERSANT® kPCR Molecular System* with the MiPLX Software Solution for PCR-based testing provides true molecular testing versatility. The VERSANT kPCR Molecular System, delivering accurate and reliable results with maximum productivity and flexibility, enables molecular laboratories to meet emerging challenges as well as routine needs in molecular diagnostic testing.

The system is comprised of two bench-top instruments that provide flexible instrument configurations and use of laboratory space while enabling efficient operations:

  • The VERSANT kPCR Molecular System SP for sample extraction and PCR plate setup
  • The VERSANT kPCR Molecular System AD for PCR cycling 
VERSANT kPCR Molecular System

VERSANT kPCR Molecular System

Eigenschaften & Vorteile

VERSANT kPCR Molecular System SP

Automated extraction of nucleic acids from specimens

  • Multiple sample types per run
  • Universal reagent kit for the isolation of RNA and DNA from a wide variety of specimen types
  • Flexible run size of 1 to 96 samples with short turnaround times

Multiplex testing

  • Automated PCR setup for Siemens Healthineers assays as well as laboratory-developed and third-party assays**
  • Eluate splitting, instead of sample splitting, for standardized eluate for use in multiple assays from a single specimen

Versatile protocols

  • Open protocols enable consolidation of the Siemens Healthineers assay menu with laboratory-developed and third-party assays on a single platform**

Efficient performance

  • Accurate liquid delivery with unique total aspiration and dispense monitoring (TADM) technology
  • Anti-droplet control (ADC)

Accurate sample identification

  • System tracks sample/patient ID from primary tube to result
  • Primary-tube sampling supports multiple tube sizes

Quality contamination control

  • Air displacement pipetting (ADP)
  • Disposable, filtered pipette tips
  • CO-RE tip technology (compressed O-ring expansion)

CO-RE, TADM, and ADC are patented, proprietary technologies of Hamilton Company

VERSANT kPCR Molecular System AD ***

  • De-coupled six-color filter set that supports a variety of dyes
    • FAM™
    • SYBR Green™
    • VIC™
    • ABY™
    • NED™
    • TAMRA™
    • JUN™
    • ROX™
    • Cy®5
  • Supports custom dyes that excite between 455–672 nm and emit between 505–723 nm****
  • Six programmable VeriFlex™ Zones provide independent temperature zones for enhanced functionality and precise control over the real-time PCR
  • VERSANT kPCR MiPLX AD Software and QS5 DX software options



Technische Spezifikationen

VERSANT kPCR Molecular System - Specifications

Footprint1.4 m2 (16 ft2)
Capacity96 reactions per run
Daily MaintenanceAbout 8 minutes (automated maintenance)
Hands-on timeUp to 30 minutes per run of 96 reactions
Turnaround time5 hours, 30 minutes per run of 96 reactions
OpenFlexible and accommodates Siemens assays as well as third-party and LDTs


VERSANT kPCR Molecular System SP - Specifications

Dimensions924 mm H x 1254 mm W x 1043 mm D (36 in. H x 49 in. W x 41 in. D) (with loading tray and carriers)
Weight155 kg (342 Ib)
System Power Requirements200–240 V, 50/60 Hz ±5%; 100–120 V, 50/60 Hz ±5%
Environment18–30°C; 30–80% relative humidity, noncondensing; 0–2000 m altitude
Integrated ComputerMicrosoft Windows operating system
External UPS System100–120 VAC, 1000 VA; 200–240 VAC, 1500 VA
Dimensions381 mm H × 140 mm W × 330 mm D (15 in. H × 5.5 in. W × 13 in. D)
Weight12 kg (26 lb)
Screen17 in. diagonal; footprint is a 230 mm (9 in.) diameter circle
Voltage and Frequency100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz ±5%
Maximum Power Consumption600 VA


VERSANT kPCR Molecular System AD - Specifications

Dimensions50 cm x 27 cm x 40 cm (19.7 in x 10.6 in x 15.75 in)
Weight19.96 kg (44 lbs)
System Power Requirements100-240 +/- 10% VAC; 50/60 Hz; 10 A circuit, 960 W rated input power
Environment18-30°C; 30-80% relative humidity, noncondensing; 0-2000 m altitude
Integrated ComputerMicrosoft Windows operating system
External UPS120 VAC; 220–240 VAC; 20 A for 120 VAC; 10 A for
240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Dimensions38 cm x 14 cm x 33 cm (15 in x 5.5 in x 13 in)
Weight12 kg (26 lb)
Voltage and Frequency100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz



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*CE-IVD labeled for diagnostic use in the EU. This instrument has not been FDA cleared or approved. This instrument has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories. This instrument has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This instrument is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21. U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. Product availability varies by country and is subject to local regulatory requirements.

**Laboratories are responsible for validating assays they develop.

*** QuantStudio™ 5 Dx real-time thermocycler (originally supplied by ThermoFisher) modified to run the MiPLX Software Solution (Siemens Healthineers).

**** Custom dyes are those dyes not supplied by Siemens Healthineers or dyes not pre-calibrated with the instrument.

VERSANT and all associated marks are trademarks of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., or its affiliates. All other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Product availability may vary from country to country and is subject to varying regulatory requirements. Please contact your local representative for availability.