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Eight filter options provide simplified assay setup

The EMax® Plus Microplate Reader delivers a robust solution in an entry level platform. Eight filters enable visible-wavelength absorption measurement applications such as protein quantification, cell viability and ELISA. The reader measures both flat and round 96-well microplates and ensures accuracy by automatic lamp calibration prior to each reading.

  • Cover a wide range of applications

    Cover a wide range of applications

    Eight filters cover a wide range of applications—ELISAs and immunoassays; protein quantitation such as Bradford, Lowry, BCA, and DC protein assays; phosphatases and kinases; cell viability.

  • Simplify assay setup

    Simplify assay setup

    SoftMax® Pro Software simplifies assay setup with predefined protocols, standard data reduction settings, automatic data recovery, and result visualization and analysis.

  • Customize options

    Customize options

    Customize a variety of options such as discontinuous kinetics feature for pausing and resuming kinetic reads, predefined calculation options for common data analysis functions, and easy data export.

ELISA Workflow using the EMax plus Microplate Reader

ELISA Workflow Using the EMax plus Microplate Reader and MultiWash+ Microplate Washer


  • Easy data visualization

    Powerful curve fitting protocols and statistical analysis features are included for easy visualization of acquired data as grayscale or color map images, 3D graphs, kinetic plots, or reaction rates.

  • Compact design

    The small footprint and low profile saves space on the bench.

Applications of EMax Plus Microplate Reader

  • Absorbance


    Learn all about absorbance detection – how it works, how it’s measured, and how it can be used to calculate concentration. We also provide information on common absorbance applications and assays including ELISAs, nucleic acid and protein quantitation, and microbial growth.

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    Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) are used to measure the amount of a specific protein, using 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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  • Protein Quantitation (Bradford, Lowry, BCA, DC)

    Protein Quantitation

    Protein concentration can be measured directly, via absorbance at 280 nm in a UV spectrophotometer, or indirectly, using colorimetric methods such as BCA or Bradford assays. Absorbance quantitation is easy to do as it does not require additional reagents, but colorimetric methods offer greater sensitivity and are often preferred when samples are precious. Both can be performed in a UV-vis spectrophotometer or in an absorbance microplate reader.

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Specifications & Options of EMax Plus Microplate Reader


*Using lowest settings and speed read when available.

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ELISA Workflow using the EMax plus Microplate Reader

ELISA Workflow Using the EMax plus Microplate Reader and MultiWash+ Microplate Washer

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