PHERAstar FSX®

by BMG LABTECH

4.6/5.0 (20 reviews)

The most sensitive microplate reader for high-throughput screening.

The new PHERAstar ® FSX from BMG LABTECH for HTS. The most sensitive instrument for screening and assay development. Specifically designed for highest sensitivity and speed. Its unique features make it superior to any other microplate reader currently on the market. With all the features you would expect from the Gold Standard HTS microplate reader and more, including: The highest sensitivity for Fluorescence Intensity and Polarization Fastest read times thanks to Simultaneous Dual Emission detection (including Alpha Technology) A dynamic range of 9 decades for luminescence measurements An ultra-fast UV/Vis spectrometer for full absorbance spectra (220 to 1000 nm) in less than 1 second per well All microplate formats up to 3456-well New generation laser for highest p...Read more

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Average Rating: 4.6

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5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
Buying for the third time clearly shows how impressed we are with their performance.
Ease of use
5 out of 5
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  • Review date: 16 Oct 2015

  • Application Area: Assay Development And Screening

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"Pherastar FS is our third Pherastar reader following two of them, Pherastar Plus and Pherastar, we already had for the last few years. Buying for the third time clearly shows how impressed we are with their performance. Pherastar FS offers wide range of read outs like Fluorescence, FRET, Luminescence etc. It offers high sensitivity and using this reader, it provides higher signal window as compared to others. Its user-friendly software is an added advantage."

Rating: 5.0
Ease of use
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
  • Review date:24 Feb 2015

  • Application Area:1536 plates, endpoint applications

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"We use the last three years without problems, very robust plate reader, and special for high throughput demand."
Rating: 5.0
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
  • Review date:18 Feb 2015

  • Application Area:To determine novel action of venom

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"A superb piece of hardware that was very easy to use. Performed a wavelength scan between 400-700nm over 24hrs and the data was easy to analyze to publishable results. I highly recommend it."
Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:23 Sep 2014

  • Application Area:Coagulation assays

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"Coupled with a simple interface and programming and a quick, efficient operation, the PHERAstar is a prime product for all types of assay. Aftermarket support is attentive and highly available, however the high reliability of the machinery means you might not need it!"
Rating: 4.7
Ease of use
5 out of 5
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Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:08 Sep 2014

  • Application Area:Drug Discovery

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"This product is very easy to use and came with good after care service. Due to the interchanging optic modules we are able to use the PHERAstar for a number of different assays ranging from absorb acne based to HTRF."
Rating: 5.0
Ease of use
5 out of 5
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Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:06 Aug 2014

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"Excellent, perfect and easy to use. This is a wonderful product that must receive the whole-hearted support of the whole community for new drug discovery and lead identification."
Rating: 4.7
Ease of use
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After sales service
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Value for money
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  • Review date:07 Oct 2013

  • Application Area:Reading biochemical assay plates

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"We have had excellent experience with the sales reps, they came in on numerous occasions to train us and were always ready with a response if we struggled. It is simple to use, and has a lot of different functions available to choose from. We have the plate stacker attached which adds to the ease of use meaning we can walk away. The software also has the option of linking to other computers in different offices, removing the need to export the data from the computer the Pherastar is attached to. We are all very happy with this product in the lab."
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
4 out of 5
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Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:15 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:HTS

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"The PHERAstar FS is an easy to use microplate reader that offers high sensitivity in a rapid manner. Side by side comparison to other microplate readers in the field have shown that the PHERAstar shows significant gains in speed compared to other well based readers, and sensitivity gains. Overall, a good bet for luminescence, fluorescence, and AlphaScreen assays."
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
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Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:27 Sep 2012

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"The BMG Pherastar is very easy to use. The software is user-friendly and intuitive. We have found it very useful for multiple applications over and above what we originally envisaged using the plate reader for. The different settings and features are very varied and we have had a lot of support in developing new techniques."
Rating: 5.0
Ease of use
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Value for money
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  • Review date:10 Feb 2012

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"The Pherastar is very easy to use and I find the software intuitive. It can read many different applications with sensitivity (lum, FI, FP, HTRF, Abs)The optic modules are easy to fit although if you are using many different applications in one lab they may need changing often. Support is very good, for bespoke requirements script modes can be written."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:23 Sep 2011

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"Very easy to use, intuitive software. The system is reliable and robust. My applications include HTRF, FP, luminescent arrays as well as just fluorescence intensity arrays."
Rating: 4.0
Ease of use
3 out of 5
After sales service
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Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:28 Feb 2011

  • PHERAstar FSX®

"One of the most reliable readers on the market, deals with high precision, all kind of readouts. Only it's software, not always user friendly, may seem a bit confusing."

Description

The new PHERAstar ® FSX from BMG LABTECH for HTS.

The most sensitive instrument for screening and assay development. Specifically designed for highest sensitivity and speed. Its unique features make it superior to any other microplate reader currently on the market.

With all the features you would expect from the Gold Standard HTS microplate reader and more, including:

  • The highest sensitivity for Fluorescence Intensity and Polarization
  • Fastest read times thanks to Simultaneous Dual Emission detection (including Alpha Technology)
  • A dynamic range of 9 decades for luminescence measurements
  • An ultra-fast UV/Vis spectrometer for full absorbance spectra (220 to 1000 nm) in less than 1 second per well
  • All microplate formats up to 3456-well
  • New generation laser for highest performance in TRF detection
  • Dedicated AlphaScreen®/AlphaLISA® measurements
  • Up to two onboard reagent injectors
  • Three integrated barcode readers

Thanks to assay-specific Optic Modules, you no longer need to worry about which filter or dichroic mirror is installed. These Optic Modules are configured with all the necessary optical components, with the appropriate module selected automatically by the PHERAstar FSX. Up to six easily exchangeable Optic Modules can be accommodated in the PHERAstar FSX at any time.

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PHERAstar FSX®

by BMG LABTECH | Available Worldwide

4.6/5.0 (20 reviews)
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5






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