Up to 164 samples placed in a chain can be measured once or sequentially many times over a long periods of time unattendedly. The chain is made of speciually designed element to reduce crosstalk.
For detection an ultra fast single photon counter with an extremely large dynamic range is used. The spectral sensitivity ranges from 340 to 650 nm. Overload detection ensures all measurements are valid. Peltier cooling of the detection unit ensures extremely low background noise resulting in unsurpassed sensitivity.
The luminometer can be equipped with up to 3 injectors providing optimum reliability and simplicity. Based on the proprietary JET injection technology the injectors combine high speed and reliable mixing of reagents with outstanding precision. The injected volume can be adjusted within the range 25 to 300 µL. The materials used are able to withstand even corrosive substances which are often used in chemiluminescence assays. The ""Unload"" operation helps the user to save expensive reagents by returning them to the reagent reservoirs.
To establish ideal conditions for all cell based applications the measuring chamber can be temperature controlled making the AutoLumat the instrument of choice for cellular luminescence assays.
Operation is remarkably easy: simply insert the samples and they will be automatically processed by the instrument once the start button has been pressed. The instrument can be operated via the built-in display and keyboard or with the software packages Tubemaster or LBIS. Measurement and evaluation modes include dual measurement, kinetic measurement, curve fitting and cut-off classification.