FlexStation 3

FlexStation 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

Precise optics, fluidic transfer, and assay flexibility on one integrated microplate reader

Automated pipetting ensures consistent performance over multiple assay conditions on a microplate

The FlexStation® 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader measures absorbance, fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, luminescence, and time-resolved fluorescence. Programmable liquid handling allows for perfectly timed, automated biochemical and cell-based assays. The reader adds up to three transfers of assay reagents from a 96- or 384-well source plate to enhance assay design using integrated fluidics.

Enable more assay conditions

Enable more assay conditions

Define individual reagents to be delivered to each well reducing reagent consumption and allowing for more assay conditions to be explored on a single microplate.


Automate pipetting

Improve assay quality and increase throughput with automated pipetting ensuring consistent addition time and minimizing errors, thus providing tighter assay CVs within and between experiments.

Validate your reader

Validate your reader

Get fluid transfer validation with our PathCheck Feature to quantify pipettor head performance. Use it with SoftMax® Pro Software and IQ/OQ/PQ validation protocols for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

FlexStation 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader


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Onboard pipettor

Integrated 8-channel or 16-channel pipettor increases assay flexibility by transferring reagents from 96 or 384 distinct wells in a source plate to the read plate.

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Optimal assay excitation

Dual monochromators allow users to target the optimal assay excitation and emission wavelengths and eliminate the need to change expensive band pass filters between experiments.

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Low volume applications

SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Microplate offers a high-throughput solution for low volume measurement, accelerating sample preparation time and increased productivity in DNA, RNA and protein research.

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Robot integration

The FlexStation 3 reader can be integrated with all leading partner robots and with our out-of-the-box automation solution for savings on up-front integration time and resources.

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University of Rouen uses SpectraMax iD3 and FlexStation 3 for Calcium Studies


The University of Rouen in Normandy uses the SpectraMax iD3 and FlexStation 3 for calcium studies, and in its teaching laboratories

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FlexStation® 3 Series Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

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FlexStation 3 Microplate Reader with

SoftMax Pro Software

Includes: FlexStation 3 Base System, 1 year warranty covering parts & labor. **Does not include 8 or 16 channel pipettor head, must be purchased separately and MUST be ordered at the time of ordering the instrument.

SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Starter Kit
SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume HTS Kit
FlexStation 3 Benchtop Multi-Mode Microplate Reader IQ/OQ Validation Protocols
96-Well, FlexStation Pipet Tips (Black) | 200µL capacity, (10) racks/box
96-Well, FlexStation Pipet Tips (Clear) | 200µL capacity, (10) racks/box
384-Well, FLIPR Tetra Pipet Tips (Black)* | 30µL capacity, (50) racks/case
384-Well, FLIPR Tetra Pipet Tips (Clear)* | 30µL capacity, (50) racks/case

*Inquire regarding partial case purchases.