Access Array

Superior library preparation on the widest scale with a streamlined workflow and low costs


Amp Up Your Targets

Successful targeted sequencing depends on quality library preparation, and successful prep depends on the Access Array™ system. Combining the high throughput and low cost benefits of microfluidics with unparalleled PCR performance, Access Array provides superior quality amplicons for SNP identification, sequence variation and mutation detection across hundreds of samples, taking your DNA from sample to sequence-ready in no time.


Enjoy high-quality results with 95% of amplicons mapped to targets.


Get the results you want from only 50 ng of input DNA.


Reduce errors with a streamlined workflow and only 20 minutes of hands-on time.


Work on all major
next-generation sequencing instruments, like the HiSeq®, MiSeq™ and Ion PGM™.



Through a combination of Fluidigm’s exclusive integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs) and controllers, Access Array creates amplicon libraries using a unique tagging protocol, in which primers attach sample-specific barcode sequences and sequencer-specific tags to each PCR product. Multiplex primers build libraries of 480 amplicons per sample, and barcode sequences let you run up to 384 samples in one multiplex sequencing run, delivering the most efficient and accurate library preparation available.


  1. Prime
  2. Transfer
  3. Load
  4. Amplify
  5. Harvest


Prime the Access Array IFC to prepare it for sample transfer.


Pipet samples and primer sets into the designated inlets on the IFC.


Automatically combine samples and primers into 2,304 unique reactions in the AX Controller.


Insert the IFC in the FC1™ cycler for target amplification.


Place the IFC in the IFC Controller AX to collect and purify the amplified products for clonal amplification and sequencing.


Access Array Support

Explore tutorials and publications, browse frequently asked questions, download technical documents, review training programs and service plans and locate the right IFCs, kits and reagents for your research. Still need help? Reach out to one of our support specialists. 


IFCs, Assays and Reagents

Access Array IFC

Achieve 2,304 unique PCR reactions from 48 samples, and recover your sequence-ready PCR products, with the innovative Access Array IFC.

D3 Assay Design

Simplify your assay design with our D3™ tool, which enables you to easily define parameters for customized targeted DNA sequencing, gene expression and genotyping. For species not supported online, support is available from the D3 expert design team.

Access Array Assays

Maximize sequencing output by targeted library preparation with our high-quality locus-specific primers.

  1. Access Array IFC
  2. D3 Assay Design
  3. Access Array Assays

Related Systems

FC1 Cycler

FC1 Cycler Optimize thermal cycling of your Access Array, Dynamic Array™ and Digital Array™ IFCs with the specially designed, scalable and intuitive FC1™ cycler.

IFC Controller

IFC Controller Benefit from fewer steps and automated setup of our Access Array IFCs with Fluidigm’s fully integrated IFC Controller AX.
  1. FC1 Cycler
  2. IFC Controller


Access Array Script Update

As part of our continued drive to provide the best-quality products, we have changed the IFC Controller AX software script that manages the harvest of solution.

  1. Access Array Script Update


Sequence Captures

Capture per Sample                                      Capture per Array
Amplicon tagging 24 kb 1.1 Mb
Multiplexed amplicon tagging 240 kb 11 Mb
Long-range PCR 480 kb 23 Mb

IFC Controller AX

Height 33 cm (13 in)
Width 24.1 cm (9.5 in)
Depth 48.3 cm (19 in)
Weight 27 kg (59.4 lb)
Room temperature 20–30 ºC
Relative humidity 30–80%, noncondensing
Altitude Up to 2,000 m
Installation Category II
Input connector IEC 320-C13
Service 15 A
Input power 500 W maximum
Input voltage 100–240 VAC
Line frequency 50–60 Hz

FC1 Cycler

Height 20 cm (8 in)
Width 23 cm (9 in) 
Depth 48 cm (19 in)
Weight 11 kg (25 lb)
Room temperature 15–30 ºC
Relative humidity 30–70% noncondensing
Altitude Up to 2,000 m
Installation Category II
Input connector IEC 320-C13
Service 15 A
Input power 200 W maximum
Input voltage 100–240 VAC
Line frequency 50–60 Hz