Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

Multi-detection plate readers

Configurable multi-mode plate readers evolve with your laboratory needs and adapt to support new projects and changing objectives.

What is a multi-mode plate reader?
A microplate reader that can detect two or more applications is considered a multi-mode plate reader. Typically the system can detect absorbance, luminescence, fluorescence, and even make more specialized fluorescence measurements like time-resolved fluorescence(TRF) and fluorescence polarization (FP).
Other technologies such as imaging, alsphascreen or western blot detection can be added to some multi-mode plate readers. Consider a system that has the capability to upgrade if current budget is a factor.
Advantages of multi-mode plate reader technology
A multi-mode reader has many advantages for labs conducting applications ranging from ELISAs to nucleic acid and protein quantitation to cell imaging. Combining multiple microplate technologies and detection modes into a single, more versatile unit may be an ideal choice especially if you have limited lab space.

Versatile multi-mode plate readers allow you to upgrade your detection mode as your research expands.

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Multi-mode plate reader applications and research

Find an extensive collection of application notes, research, and technology related to multi-mode microplate reader assays and applications.

  • ADME-Tox
  • Cell Migration Assays
  • Cell Viability
  • Cytotoxicity Assays
  • DNA/RNA Quantitation
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISAs)
  • Fluorescent Proteins and FRET
  • Low Volume Applications
  • Membrane Permeability
  • Neurotransmitter Transporter Uptake Assays
  • Protease Assays
  • Protein Assays
  • QBT Fatty Acid Uptake Assay
  • Reporter Gene Assays
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SpectraMax iD5 Microplate Readers

Multi-user microplate readers with a large touchscreen and NFC functionality

  • Built-in near-field communication (NFC) functionality for access to custom protocols and results with a single tap
  • Enhanced touchscreen workflows for walk-up usability
  • Ultra-cooled photomultiplier tube (PMT) detector for background noise reduction
  • QuickSync feature pushes data to any computer within the same network
  • Flexibility to set up experiments using either filters, monochromators, or a combination of both on the SpectraMax iD5 reader
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StemoniX uses three of our solutions to validate their microBrain 3D Assay Ready Plates.

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SoftMax® Pro Software is the most published microplate reader control and data analysis software. If you’re in a GMP/GLP lab, our SoftMax Pro GxP Compliance Software helps you achieve FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

SoftMax Pro GxP Software

Meet FDA guidelines in GMP/GLP labs with the most secure data acquisition and analysis software to achieve full FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

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