Applied Biosystems is one of the leading global life science companies operating under Thermo Fisher Scientific. This brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific is focused on creating systems for genetic analysis. The company was initially founded by two scientists and engineers named Sam Eletr and André Marion from Hewlett Packard in 1981 under the name Genetic Systems Company. Soon later, in 1982, the company changed its corporate name to Applied Biosystems, Inc. (ABI). In that same year, the company released its first commercial lab instrument, the 460A protein sequencer. This device was able to show scientists the order of amino acids within a specific protein. The company went through multiple mergers and acquisitions with other life science companies like Perkin-Elmer, and it wasn’t until 2014 when Thermo Fisher Scientific finally acquired the company. Today, as a brand, Applied Biosystems is popular for its real-time PCR machines (qPCR), sequencing and fragment analysis devices, and microarray analysis systems. Some of their top-of-the-line products include ABI 3500, 3730xl, 7300, 7500, 7900ht, and 9700. To ensure you get the best ABI PCR and DNA extraction machine, every model goes through a strict inbound process that measures speed time, temperature ranges, lens functionality, and overall operation. All ABI products are backed with a 30-day warranty and priority customer service for additional peace of mind.