FLUOstar® Omega

Manufacturer BMG LABTECH  |  Available Worldwide
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Average Rating: 4.6
19 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Excellent machine and robust software
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Absorbance, Luminescence and Fluorescence

"Very thorough machine and software, very customizable and flexible for the user - the manufacturers have really thought about it from the User's perspective and to ensure robust output for scientific representation. It may be a little complex at first when using the machine, but the after-sales support/training is very good and the representatives have good expertise and can help users with their experiment planning and analysis. An extra benefit is that they have future-proofed the equipment, you can always add more components (e.g. injector) retrospectively and expand the applications of this machine even more."

Review date: 08 Aug 2016 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Absolutely reliable instrument to measure any kind of assay in multi-well format.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Enzyme kinetics and cell culture analysis

"We initially acquired the FLUOstar® Omega to analyze probes in multi-well plates. We tested several comparable products but for this purpose it was the machine with the best cost-effectiveness at that time. Meanwhile we established all kinds of assays on this machine ranging from simple DNA or protein quantification over cell culture analysis to enzyme kinetics. The very user friendly software is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced users and the user management makes it easy to separate different users. We now work with this machine for more than 5 years without any major technical problems, which speaks for the good manufacturing of this product. Minor problems were solved by the technical support immediately. In addition, they also helped us to develop customized protocols for our assays. The customer support always informed us about the newest assays which might be of interest for our research and which can be run on their machines. If we ever need a new comparable device we would consider BMG first to all other suppliers, based on our previous experience with them. "

Review date: 14 Apr 2016 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Beijing Normal University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze cell metabolites and drugs discovery.

"Fluostar Omega enables quite high quality results and is very easy to use. I recommend it to those who want to try it. Specifically, Fluostar Omega has easy set-up, convenient data analysis, excellent reproducibility and reliability, contributing to the convenience. BMG LABTECH provides good customer service and informative, helpful contacts and quick to respond to issues. Considering the all kinds of values, Fluostar Omega provides lots of benefits and is worth more than what we paid for."

Review date: 09 Sep 2015 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Institut Curie



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
This is a robust, multi-purpose, modular microplate reader, with a built-in thermostat and shaker.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Multi-purpose microplate reader

"This is a robust, multi-purpose, modular microplate reader, with a built-in thermostat and shaker. The software is easy to use but highly flexible and allows one to create user-defined scripts, combining multiple measurements. The readiness and qualification of technical support is just outstanding."

Review date: 31 Jul 2015 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Sussex



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:fluorescence measurements

"Fantastic instrument. Works reliably. Rapid assays."

Review date: 16 Jul 2015 | FLUOstar® Omega


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Johns Hopkins



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Fluorescence assays and absorbance Elisa's

"I love the ease of use of this instrument, modular set up, injectors, smooth operations and just "dialing in" the wavelengths."

Review date: 24 Feb 2015 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Birmingham



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Range of uses from basic enzyme assays to real-time analysis

"This has been an excellent buy for our research purposes. Multi-use and the best after sales care of any equipment we have purchased."

Review date: 18 Feb 2015 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: King's College London



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Luminescence, Fluorescence and Time Resolved Fluorescence

"The plate reader is excellent all round, one of the few with a dedicated O2/CO2 atmosphere control unit. The technical and sales team at BMG have been exceedingly helpful in facilitating our research, assay development as well as product evaluation, and after sales support. I highly recommend BMG products to existing and potential new plate reader users."

Review date: 18 Feb 2015 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: MRC Clinical Sciences Centre



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:FRET, luciferase, fluorescence, TRFM, enzyme kinetics

"It's an excellent plate reader and has the capacity to modulate O2 concentration. Immense flexibility and function."

Review date: 18 Feb 2015 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: RG LABORATORIOS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Label Free Analysis

"Besides typical applications for a microplate reader, I want to emphasize a novel application developed recently for these readers; you can purchase a preloaded micro plate to do Label-Free Analysis of your protein of interest, reducing time and expenses related to expensive labels. At present, the label free instruments (Like SPR, BLI) are quite expensive but with the superior spectrophotometric quality of BMG Labtech Readers you are able to do label free analysis in an easy and affordable way. The software is very intuitive and the readers are very robust. You have a bunch of analytes to choose from and the list is continually growing. The reader is also quite a good instrument to have in your lab as this multi mode capabilities allow you to make all the wide range of microplates assays available in the market."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Northeastern University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:plate reader

"Very easy to use, software is intuitive and I've had a very good experience with our BMG rep. I like the fluid handling addition, letting us inject additional reagents into our plates."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Genomic Health INc



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:toxicology

"Easy software.  21 CFR 11 compliant.  I recommend FluoStar as a plate reader.  Easy to use luminescence accessory.  Password protected data and easy to perform calculations such as standard curves and Z'."

Review date: 13 Jan 2013 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: BD



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Stem Cell Research

"The instrument is very easy to set up. Software is intuitive and user friendly."

Review date: 17 May 2012 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: ICR



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Protein science

"We have been very happy the Omega Prostar and with the service and support received from everyone at BMG Labtech."

Review date: 15 Feb 2012 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Imperial College London



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    1 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Respiratory

"The FLUOstar Omega Multi-Mode Plate Reader is an easy equipment to use. It is user friendly which explains each step in the basic form. The software practically does all the calculations which has saved the lab a lot of time. I definitely would recommend people purchase this equipment, it’s brilliant."

Review date: 09 Feb 2012 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Bath



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"The FLUOstar Omega Multi-Mode Plate Reader is an invaluable piece of equipment in our laboratory. The ability to control the internal temperature as well as programming the software to take optical density readings every few minutes means that producing bacterial growth curves under various conditions is no longer a chore."

Review date: 02 Feb 2012 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: University of Manchester



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:HTRF

"It is a fantastic machine and good value for money."

Review date: 02 Feb 2012 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Good product, but not of much advancement."

Review date: 29 Jun 2011 | FLUOstar® Omega
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Lonza Cologne Gmbh



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"good plate reader for luminescence assay with easy software. two injectors for flask luminescence recordings. more injectors (around 10) would be great for dose-response curves."

Review date: 20 Jun 2011 | FLUOstar® Omega

The FLUOstar Omega is a multimode microplate reader perfect for life science research laboratories.

Capable of measuring all of the leading microplate based assays, one of its most unique features is its CCD-based spectrometer. This proprietary spectrometer can capture an entire UV/Vis absorbance spectra (220 to 1000 nm) at read times faster than 1 second per well. This ultra-fast, full spectrum analysis allows for assays not possible on other microplate readers.

Voted Select Science’s Best Drug Discovery Product of 2010, the FLUOstar Omega multi-detection microplate reader offers the following detection modes:

  • Fluorescence Intensity - including FRET
  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence - including DELFIA®
  • TR-FRET- including HTRF® and LanthaScreenTM
  • AlphaScreen®/AlphaLISA®
  • High-Performance Luminescence (flash and glow) - including BRET, DLReady™
  • Ultra-fast, UV/Vis Absorbance

The FLUOstar Omega multimode microplate reader provides users with unmatched flexibility and sensitivity to perform any assay needed in all microplate formats up to 1536-well.

ACU - Atmospheric Control Unit for Cell-based Assays
For cell-based assays, the FLUOstar Omega has a dual gas controller that independently regulates both CO2 and O2. With the microprocessor controlled ACU, oxygen levels can be monitored between 1% and 19%, and CO2 levels can be regulated between 0% and 20%.

Low Volume Measurements with the LVis Plate
For low volume measurements in assays like DNA, RNA, or protein concentration determination, the FLUOstar Omega can use BMG LABTECH’s LVis Plate. The LVis plate has sixteen microdrop wells in which two microliters of sample can be measured.

Upgrades
The Omega microplate reader series has a modular design concept. This enables the FLUOstar Omega to be fully upgradeable to the powerful POLARstar Omega, which can perform fluorescence polarization using Simultaneous Dual Emission detection. In addition, up two reagent injectors can be added for kinetic assays.

Software
The FLUOstar Omega comes with BMG LABTECH's license-free Omega Reader Control software and MARS Data Analysis Software. This highly intuitive software package provides limitless possibilities for test set up, but also offers easy one-click App buttons for the most common applications.

For cell-based assays, the FLUOstar Omega has a dual gas controller that independently regulates both CO2 and O2. With the microprocessor controlled ACU, oxygen levels can be monitored between 1% and 19%, and CO2 levels can be regulated between 0% and 20%.

Applications:

  • Calcium measurements (e.g. Ca2+ flux with Fura-2, Indo-1, FLUO-3/4)
  • Enzyme activity
  • FRET/BRET assays
  • Cell toxicity, proliferation, and viability
  • Cell migration and invasion
  • Stem, mammalian, and microbial cells
  • Protein and nucleic acid quantitation (e.g. Bradford, Lowry, RNA, DNA, 260/280 nm)
  • ATP or ADP quantification
  • Immunoassays, ELISA
  • Luciferase, dual luciferase, Renilla, Firefly, Cypridina, Gaussia
  • ORAC and ABEL antioxidant assays
  • Fluorescent proteins like GFP, CFP/YFP FRET
  • TR-FRET assays, including HTRF® and LanthaScreenTM
  • AlphaScreen® and AlphaLISA Assays

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FLUOstar® Omega

Manufacturer BMG LABTECH  |  Available Worldwide

4.6 / 5.0 | 19 reviews