Filterless readers provide consistent results with steady temperature regulation

Four different SpectraMax® absorbance microplate readers provide the flexibility, sensitivity, and convenience for a wide range of assays such as ELISAs, microbial growth, and protein quantitation. All readers feature an 8-channel read head for fast reads and a subset feature our patented PathCheck™ Sensor for automatic pathlength calculation. Combined with a wide application base, industry-leading SoftMax® Pro Software and validation tools, these readers fit every budget.

  • Eliminate filters

    Eliminate filters

    Eliminate the need for purchasing and changing out filters with a monochromator-based wavelength selection for visible and UV-visible absorbance.

  • Get consistent results

    Get consistent results

    Mix samples thoroughly in microplate wells with user-programmable Automix feature and monitor temperature-sensitive reactions with consistent temperature regulation from ambient to 45°C.

  • Integrate with ease

    Integrate with ease

    Integrate seamlessly with StakMax® Microplate Stacker within minutes. Integrate with all leading partner robots and with our out-of-the-box automation solution.

Features

  • Pipetting errors eliminated

    This reader utilizes Molecular Devices' patented PathCheck® Sensor to measure the depth (optical pathlength) of samples in a microplate. It also allows for the elimination of standard curves. 

  • Optimized optical path

    The reader’s unique quartz fiber optic system minimizes stray light for precise readings across a microplate. The spectral resolution ensures accuracy of DNA absorbance measurements.

  • Eight-channel optics

    The optical design of the reader mimics a dual-beam spectrophotometer. Each well has its own sample beam and reference detector. The eight-channel system delivers both precision and speed across the microplate.

  • Dual wavelength reads

    The reader delivers high performance with round-bottom, flat-bottom or half-area well plates. Dual wavelength readings report the actual absorbance at each wavelength making data analysis convenient.

Applications of Absorbance Microplate Readers

  • ELISA

    Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) are used to measure the amount of a specific protein, typically in a microplate format, and results are most often detected via absorbance in the visible wavelength range. Chemiluminescent and fluorescent ELISA formats offer enhanced sensitivity for accurate quantitation of less abundant analytes.

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  • Cell Viability

    Cell viability can be assessed by examining parameters such as cell membrane integrity or the activity of cellular enzymes. On a microplate readers, these parameters can be detected using fluorescent reagents. For example, a red cell-impermeant, DNA-binding dye only stains dead or dying cells whose membranes are compromised, while a green live-cell dye only fluoresces when metabolic enzymes are active.

Specifications & Options of Absorbance Microplate Readers

Resources of Absorbance Microplate Readers

Absorbance Microplate Readers

SpectraMax® 340PC384 Microplate Reader

Product

Part Number

340PC384 Microplate Reader 340PC 384
 SpectraTest ABS1 Absorbance Validation Plate 0200-6117
StakMax Microplate Handling Stacker StakMax
Microplate Reader Shelf 9000-0756

 

SpectraMax® Plus 384 Microplate Reader

Product Part Number
SpectraMax Plus 384 Microplate Reader PLUS 384
SpectraTest ABS1 Absorbance Validation Plate 0200-6117
StakMax Microplate Handling Stacker StakMax
Quartz 96-well microplate for UV measurements R8024
Quartz 96-well half-area microplate for UV measurements R8028
SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate Starter Kit 0200-6262
SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate HTS Kit 0200-6267
Cuvette Validation Set 0200-2420
Microplate Reader Shelf 9000-0756

 

 SpectraMax® 190 Microplate Reader

Product

Product Number

SpectraMax 190 Microplate Reader with SoftMax Pro Software 190
SpectraTest ABS1 Absorbance Validation Plate 0200-6117
Quartz 96-well Microplate for UV Measurements R8024
Quartz 96-well Half-area Microplate for UV Mmeasurements R8028
SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate Starter Kit 0200-6262
SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate HTS Kit 0200-6267
StakMax Microplate Handling Stacker StakMax
Microplate Reader Shelf 9000-0756

 

 

VersaMax ELISA Microplate Reader

Product

Part Number

VersaMax ELISA Microplate Reader VERSAMAX
 SpectraTest ABS1 Absorbance Validation Plate 0200-6117
StakMax Microplate Handling Stacker StakMax
Microplate Reader Shelf 9000-0756

 

 

 

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