Designer Pro

For those looking for the ultimate in performance and assay customization, Archer’s team of scientists is ready to develop and deliver wet lab-validated assays based on your specifications.

Designer Pro Highlights

  • Proven performance — your panel is iteratively designed and functionally validated on a range of sample types and qualities
  • Expert designs — our PhD-level scientists incorporate their vast knowledge base of primer designs, primer behavior and molecular biology into your panel design
  • Full support — from research to data reviews, kit configuration, training and post launch support, we’ve got you covered

Archer's premium design service

Most panels can be created within Assay Designer — an online design tool for users to build customized RNA, DNA and ctDNA assays using functionally-validated or newly designed primers quickly and economically. For customers seeking an additional layer of validation, there’s Designer Pro. Our expert scientists design, wet lab-validate and optimize the panel to your specifications. Extensive testing, data sharing and reports for signoff during development of your panel ensure optimal performance on your sample type before you receive your kits. Archer also provides full hands-on training and bioinformatic support for a quick and easy transition into your lab.

Assay Designer Designer Pro
Input type FFPE, ctDNA, RNA, DNA FFPE, ctDNA, RNA, DNA
Mutation type fusions, splicing, SNVs, indels fusions, splicing, SNVs, indels, CNVs, expression, complex mutations
Target input gene list, uploaded BED file, gene menu selection gene list, uploaded BED file, gene menu selection, suggested additions
Primer selection functionally validated primers, de novo primer design functionally validated primers, de novo primer design
Design reports coverage report full in silico design report
Review expert review expert review
Development & testing balanced primer mixing for functionally validated primers balanced primer mixing, iterative design and balancing
Wet lab validation none extensive testing on relevant sample types
Protocol optimization none input material and panel optimized
Functional testing signoff none data review and functional testing report
Quality control upon request prior to shipment
Kitting lyophilized reagents in 8-strip test tubes lyophilized reagents in 8-strip test tubes or 96-well plates
Inventory support product lifetime product lifetime with lot planning
Wet lab training upon request included
Data review upon request inlcuded
Content updates upon request priority updates

Designer Pro Process

All Archer Designer Pro Panels go through an iterative design process in order to achieve the high levels of performance. By following the same process Archer employs to develop catalog products, Designer Pro assays have the following characteristics:

Get an Archer Designer Pro custom assay quote

Interested in a custom, wet lab-validated VariantPlex, FusionPlex or Reveal ctDNA panel? Fill out the form to get a quote. Include details on your targets, mutation types and starting material (ctDNA, DNA, RNA, FFPE, etc). Thanks!

How to contact us


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