Luminescence Plate Readers

SpectraMax Luminometer

Luminescence detection typically offers greater sensitivity than absorbance or fluorescence detection. Our luminescence plate readers, also referred to as luminometers are ideal for measuring a wide range of assays including dual luciferase reporter gene, G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) via aequorin, bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET), and acridinium ester assays. Luminescence assays with long-lived signal (glow) can be detected by any luminescence reader, while flash assays with short-lived signal (flash) require a reader equipped with injectors.

Our featured SpectraMax® L Microplate Reader

Sensitive luminometer with programmable injector options for 96- and 384-well microplates

  • Detect dim samples with unsurpassed sensitivity
  • Avoid saturation issues with nine orders of dynamic range
  • Enable robust performance with injectors
  • Validation and compliance tools
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SpectraMax L Microplate Reader

Luminescence applications and assays

With more than 40 years of plate reader expertise and life science research, we’ve amassed an extensive collection of application-focused content in our Resource Hub. Our featured luminescence application notes include:

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Customer Breakthrough

University of Geneva uses the FlexStation 3 and SpectraMax readers for assay development and screening.

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