Microplate Readers

SpectraMax Luminescence Microplate Readers

Luminescence detection allows for greater sensitivity when monitoring biological or chemical processes that occur in everyday life, which makes luminescence detection an important element in the study of biology and other disciplines. Luminescence assays offer low background and broad dynamic range for reporter gene assays and other applications requiring high sensitivity. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors use luminescence microplate readers for interests ranging from drug discovery research to quality testing.

Some of the problems associated with luminescence detection are crosstalk from bright sample wells, the speed of flash assays, separating signals from two different types of light-emitting molecules, and the amount of time required for screening. Through the introduction of the SpectraMax® L Luminescence Microplate Reader, Molecular Devices solved many of those issues. Improvements included upgradable injectors for flash assays, BRET reading capabilities with multiple detectors with filters for wavelength separation, the addition of more detectors to allow simultaneous reading of the microplate on the same instrument for higher throughput, and an aperture system for reducing crosstalk.

Common applications for luminescence include luciferase-based gene expression assays and ELISAs, as well as cell viability and cytotoxicity assays.

Please use the link below to learn more about how we can support the success of your luminescence detection efforts.

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