POLARstar® Omega

POLARstar® Omega
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by BMG LABTECH
 4.3/5.0 (10 reviews)

The POLARstar Omega is a multi-mode microplate reader that can perform all microplate based assays, including fluorescence polarization (FP) experiments. Having Simultaneous Dual Emission (SDE) detection, it can capture two emission wavelengths at once, like the perpendicular and parallel signals in FP. In addition, BMG LABTECH’s proprietary CCD-based spectrometer allows for ultra-fast, full U...read more

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  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY

Awais M. Awais


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RATING: 4.3

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 16 May 2014

Application Area: Fluorescence and Bioluminescence
POLARstar® Omega

"Multi-well plate reader has been made easy and interesting to measure mitochondrial membrane potential of live cells especially by ratio metric dyes such as JC-1. The effect of several unknown compounds can be evaluated in the presence of more than one control at the same time. Data analysis is also quick and easy."

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Muzammal Taufiq


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Protein Technlogies ltd
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RATING: 4.3

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 13 Nov 2013

Application Area: fluorescene
POLARstar® Omega

"Easy to use. Fairly straight forward and applicable for many different sized microplates. I would probably recommend this to a colleague, 5 star for ease of use- it’s hard to get it wrong. The after sales service was amazing with quick correspondence for any issues."

Chao Zhang


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RATING: 4.3

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 07 Oct 2013

Application Area: screening new drugs
POLARstar® Omega

"It is easy to use, and convenient to deal with the results. For a freshman, it just takes a short time to learn how to design the program, how to check results and keep it."

Santosh Dacha


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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 07 Oct 2013

POLARstar® Omega

"Very easy to use, suits well for 96 well plate based assays. Quick readout, range of excitation and emission filters. Highly recommend using this product."

Tariq Ali


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Protein Technologies
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RATING: 3.3

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 2 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 07 Oct 2013

POLARstar® Omega

"The product is easy to use with the software very simple and user friendly. Results obtained quickly and easy to explain how to use to other students and staff. Would recommend the product to a potential purchaser. Hoping we can raise funds to buy an upgrade."

Farid Khan


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RATING: 3.7

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 2 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 07 Oct 2013

Application Area: Drug screening in E.coli
POLARstar® Omega

"This is an excellent multi-use modal in fluorescent intensity, polarisation, time resolved fluorescence and luminescence using 96 well and 384 wells."

Adrian Nowak


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RATING: 4.7

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 16 Dec 2012

Application Area: bacterial growth and fluorescence
POLARstar® Omega

"Really helpful for absorbance (OD600) and fluorescence assays involving bacterial growth. Easy to use and hassle free. Condensation may be an issue if you don't ensure your plates are properly closed with a lid."

John McGiven


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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 10 Apr 2012

Application Area: Immunoassay development
POLARstar® Omega

"I use this product on a daily basis and its versatility means it fits all my needs. The onboard UV/Vis spectrometer gives me sufficient flexibility and throughput to use for reading regular ELISA plates and for 96 well protein and carbohydrate assays. The dual emission FP detection works well as does standard FI measurement. The TR-FRET module provides excellent sensitivity for this format. The software is intuitive and helpful as are the BMG team. Overall I'm very satisfied with this product."

Thomas Southwork


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RATING: 4.0

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 23 Sep 2011

POLARstar® Omega

"This product has been used as a general plate reader for ELISA. The software is easy to operate for staff at all levels. I would appreciate better online protocols to expand use of product."

Gemma Kinsella


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RATING: 4.0

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 3 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 20 Sep 2011

POLARstar® Omega

"We've been using the POLARstar Omega for a variety of assays and found it very easy to use and reliable. The after sales service has also been excellent."

Description

 

The POLARstar Omega is a multi-mode microplate reader that can perform all microplate based assays, including fluorescence polarization (FP) experiments.

Having Simultaneous Dual Emission (SDE) detection, it can capture two emission wavelengths at once, like the perpendicular and parallel signals in FP. In addition, BMG LABTECH’s proprietary CCD-based spectrometer allows for ultra-fast, full UV/Vis spectrum analysis on the POLARstar Omega. With these two features, experiments are possible on the POLARstar Omega that are not possible on most other microplate readers.

To properly perform all of the leading assays in microplates up to 1536-wells, the POLARstar Omega offers the following detection modes:

  • Fluorescence Polarization (FP) with Simultaneous Dual Emission detection
  • Fluorescence Intensity - including FRET
  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) - including
  • TR-FRET
  • AlphaScreen®/AlphaLISA®
  • High-Performance Luminescence (flash and glow) - including BRET
  • Spectrometer-based UV/Vis Absorbance

Simultaneous Dual Emission (SDE) Detection
The POLARstar Omega has BMG LABTECH’s SDE, which means it has an extra PMT to detect a second emission signal in assays like FP, FRET, and BRET. Because the POLARstar Omega does not have to switch filters or polarizers to read the second channel, its Simultaneous Dual Emission detection makes FP, FRET, and BRET assays faster and more precise.

Cell-based Assays - Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU)
For cell based assays, the POLARstar Omega can be equipped with the Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU) for proper gas control, as well as with two reagent injectors and extended incubation capabilities up to 65°C. The microprocessor controlled ACU fully regulates both O2 (1 - 19%) and CO2 (0 - 20%) levels within the microplate reader chamber for optimal results in all cell-based assays.

Low Volume Measurements with the LVis Plate
For absorbance assays like DNA, RNA, or protein concentration determination, the POLARstar Omega can use BMG LABTECH’s low volume LVis Plate. Two microliters of sample can be measured in any of the sixteen microdrop wells, saving on precious reagents needed for further experimentation.

Software
The POLARstar 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.


Applications:

  • Calcium measurements (e.g. Ca2+ flux with Fura-2, Indo-1, FLUO-3/4)
  • FRET/BRET assays
  • Cell toxicity, proliferation and viability
  • Cell migration and invasion
  • Stem, mammalian, and microbial cells
  • AlphaScreen® and AlphaLISA® Assays
  • ATP and ADP quantification
  • Luciferase, dual luciferase, Renilla, Firefly, Cypridina, Gaussia, DLReadyTM
  • ORAC and ABEL antioxidant assays
  • Fluorescent proteins like GFP, including FRET (CFP/YFP)
  • TRF and TR-FRET assays, including DELFIA®, Lance®, HTRF® and LanthaScreenTM
  • cAMP detection using FP
  • Protein/protein interaction (e.g. BRET)
  • Kinase profiling using a competitive FP immunoassay
  • Caspase assays using FRET-based biosensor protein
  • Transcreener ADP2 FP assay
  • Protein and nucleic acid quantitation (e.g. Bradford, Lowry, RNA, DNA, 260/280 nm)
  • and much more…

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POLARstar® Omega by BMG LABTECH
POLARstar® Omega




  • 4out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY





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