The Benchmark microplate reader continues Bio-Rad's tradition of providing high performance at economical prices. With its increased wavelength range of 340 to 750 nm and high-performance optics, the Benchmark offers the flexibility for specialized applications requiring increased linearity, UV, or higher absorbance readings.
Flexibility for Diverse Applications
The multifunctionality of the Benchmark microplate reader makes it ideal for laboratories with a wide range of analysis needs. The features which provide this flexibility include
Fast read times for quick kinetic reads, essential to monitor enzymatic cascade reactions
UV capability to perform turbidimetric studies
A built-in incubator that can be controlled from the instrument or through remote Microplate Manager software
Powerful onboard software to collect data, analyze results, and produce reports
Plate shaking to ensure sample homogeneity
Unique ability to operate as a stand-alone unit or in conjunction with Bio-Rad's computer-controlled data analysis programs
Small footprint to minimize benchspace requirements
Superior Performance Linearity, accuracy, and precision specifications to 4.0 O.D., the only microplate reader with such high performance
Single- and dual-wavelength read times of 7 and 15 seconds respectively
Autocalibration before each reading to minimize drift and channel-to-channel variation in the detection system
Incubator temperature accuracy of 0.5 °C, with a design that eliminates edge effect, condensation, and sample evaporation
Custom interference filters for any wavelength between 340 and 750 nm
The Benchmark optical system consists of a multichannel fiber-optic array to provide fast, reliable measurements. Features of this system include
Onboard Data Analysis Memory to store up to 10 sets of plate data
Create and save up to nine custom plate formats and recall them at will
Data analysis capability to produce up to six comprehensive reports: Raw Data, Absorbance, Matrix, Limit, Cutoff, and Concentration
All reports can be automatically printed on an onboard thermal printer
The Benchmark microplate reader features onboard software to maximize instrument flexibility as a stand-alone unit.
The Benchmark microplate reader's superior performance yields reportable specifications to 4.0 O.D. Other readers must use extrapolation for values above 3.2 O.D. The Benchmark microplate reader is truly the benchmark in microplate analysis.