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TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader

Manufacturer BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG  |  Available Worldwide
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Average Rating: 4.4
26 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


Sensitive and very user friendly device!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Reactive oxygen species measurements_Redox signalling

"Our Lab has been using Berthold luminometers since more than 30 years. We acquired the new device last year and are having a very positive experience . It is sensitive, easy to operate and the software makes the whole analysis very intuitive. We experienced some troubles by using a specific probe, apparently due to a crosstalk with OD filter. However, Berthold team is giving us full support on this."

Review date: 22 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Oxford



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

  • Application Area:Perform calcium (dye and GECI) and luminescence reportergene assays.

"We have this machine for over 4 months now and this is a good piece of kit for performing simple luminescence based reporter gene and fluorescence calcium assays. In terms of data acquisition and reproducibility, it’s is as good any other readers (we use readers from 3 other manufacturer). The acquisition software ICE is straightforward and simple to use and gets you going pretty quickly. As we do most of our analysis in prism/excel we can't comment on the additional microwin data analysis package that you can purchase. Additionally, the price of this machine is pretty competitive."

Review date: 22 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Université Laval I.U.S.M.Q.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great machine
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Protein interaction with BRET, Luciferase assays, Fluorescence assays

"We obtain very reliable results. But big problems with the filter sliders that scratched and was not fixed in a very efficient way. We had to send the machine away twice for fixing the same problem. User guide was misleading for priming and washing procedures, we had to have the plate reader fully cleaned because of spillage. For this problem, after service was great and efficient. Berthold provided new software avoiding the shooting of 2 injectors at the same time during priming and washing procedures."

Review date: 22 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Universitäres Herzzentrum Hamburg



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Reliable results and easy to use
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analysing human samples

"The machine is relatively easy to use and provides valid results, which are reproducible. Sample preparation is not difficult"

Review date: 19 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: The Assam Kaziranga University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Easy and safe handling, efficient and consistent results
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Benzene metabolite

"High quality reproducible results obtained. Real value for the cost. Easy to handle."

Review date: 09 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: M.S. University of Baroda, vadodara



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Awesome results, I love it
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Metabolic study in tissue and cells, transfection, expression studies

"Reproducible and authentic results. It is simply unbeatable"

Review date: 09 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: National center for cell science



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

  • Application Area:Luciferase assays aggregation kinetics with fluor dyes, absorbance

"Great product, easy to use, work horse for our work. service staff in India are good and knowledgeable. "

Review date: 09 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Loyola University Chicago



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Good instrument. Would recommend.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Luminescence after viral infection

"The instrument is quite effective and easy to use. The measurement values obtained are quite consistent and the multi-purpose capability of this machine is what makes it more attractive."

Review date: 09 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of Pennsylvania



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Reliable, great plate reader!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Measure cell proliferation by fluorescently labelled kit

"Results were reproducible and it is relatively easy to use. I recommend it for your lab."

Review date: 09 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Took University of dentistry



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
I got many great results. I'm satisfied with it except for the price of machine.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Analyze the intracellular Ca2+ levels and FRET experiments.

"I like the machine quality and service. Results are very consistent and reliable. But the price of the machine is a little bit expensive."

Review date: 05 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Zurich / Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A very useful and reliable machine
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:ELISA assay absorbance and Fluorescence, Enzyme activity assay with Luminescence

"Very easy to use multitalented machine that gives very accurate results. The service and support is an excellent one with very personal help."

Review date: 02 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Potsdam



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

  • Application Area:Analyzing vitamins

"it works well, results are well reproducible, the handling is quite simple, the machine is nothing super innovative but very handy."

Review date: 02 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Swansea University



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

  • Application Area:Analyze GPCR signaling by ELISA

"It is relatively easy to use. It has very good after sales care and value for money."

Review date: 02 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Good results with an easy-to-use interface, suitable for many different applications
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Luciferase Assays, Protein concentration determination (e.g. Bradford), Dissociation kinetics

"I mainly use the TriStar2 for in vitro translation assays and Bradford concentration determination. The plate reader gives stable results with low background signal. We also use the plate reader successfully in student courses. We save a lot of time using the TriStar2. The software is easy-to-use and flexible enough for a lot of different experiments. We just recently needed a new filter for GFP-detection in lysates and got in contact with the customer service who offered different filter options to best fit our experiments. "

Review date: 01 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: BWH



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Once you've tried this out it's hard to go back to the old way.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze cytokine production in assays

"It was easy to learn to use, and results were reproducible."

Review date: 01 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Time saver
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Reporter virus readout

"Using this machine to replace conventional readouts saves me time and adds reproducibility."

Review date: 01 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Smithsonian Institution



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results for sure! I am not going to change for another product!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Oxidative stress quantification, enzymatic activity quantification

"I got great results! In short time and totally reproducible thanks to your product."

Review date: 01 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: NIRT-ICER



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

  • Application Area:Analysis of quantitative assay

"This instrument is very good. More accurate results. Good reproducibility. Instrument is easy to use. More comfortable instrument."

Review date: 01 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: MPI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Great device and helpful to analyze reporter expression
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze reporter expression in transduced cells

"Easy to use, especially regarding template settings, easy to export data with all information of your runs, replicable results when using luciferase filters; less reproducible when using GFP filters; injector is very convenient when you have many samples and need to add substrate. Still some issues with shaker that couldn´t be resolved by the manufacturer."

Review date: 01 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Centre of Investigation on Aging



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

  • Application Area:Tissue samples

"Friendly use and reproducible results are the key for the high quality."

Review date: 01 Sep 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Imperial College London



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

  • Application Area:Analysis of BRET

"Easy to use, seemed to get reproducible results. Recommended."

Review date: 31 Aug 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Unimedizin Mainz, Toxikologie



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to understand and great to use!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Viability assays

"It's very easy to use. The TriStar is very customer friendly and the software is easy to understand and has a good handling. The results are always satisfying."

Review date: 31 Aug 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: MPI for Psychiatry



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Good, compact and diligent device. Recommended.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Reporter Gene Assays

"Setup and running the instrument is pretty easy and convenient. Since I developed a new but kind of special Assay I ran into some troubles with the software which crashed if I wanted to use the desired option. Customer service was very friendly and updated the software and even gave me a beta version to start running experiments. I advise making a sample run in presence of Biotech expert to rule out mistakes you can make to optimize your results."

Review date: 31 Aug 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: RWTH Aachen University, Department of Plant Physiology



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

  • Application Area:Microbial growth kinetics; enzyme assays;

"We had initially a few problems with the reader, but we were very much supported to solve the problem. Since then we are using the plate reader for microbial growth kinetics and various enzyme assays routinely. This works very well and gives stable and reproducible results. "

Review date: 24 Mar 2016 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: University of Minnesota



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A good platform with no glitches or hang ups
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Multi-Mode Plate Reader

"The Berthold Tristar is a reliable, consistent, effective multi mode plate reader. It has up to 4 available injectors. Reads absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence. It is relatively user friendly, you can set up your own protocols with a minimum of effort and easily save variations on each protocol. The analysis software takes a little bit of use to become familiar with, however it is a good platform with no glitches or hang ups. The service personnel at Berthold are great. They can help you fix many issues just over the phone. I highly recommend the Tristar. Great value."

Review date: 16 Nov 2015 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: ELDC BV



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
The TriStar is a great machine, easy to maintain, affordable and well-supported by local Berthold staff.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Elisa, chemistry, surface-chemistry

"This machine is very powerful yet has a small foot-print. Perfect for a small Elisa-technology based lab as ours. We have three detection-methods built in: Absorbance, Luminescence and Fluorescence. Also one dispensing unit is provided, very handy for flash luminescence applications. We use the TriStar even for chemistry end-point measurements in glass microtiter plates. Also measurements in non-SBS-format plates, tubes and vials can be done, supported by the easy-to-use but powerfull operating software. On occasions we needed a software update or minor repairs, which were done swiftly and effectively, and in a way we never were without an instrument, so we had no delays in our analysis output."

Review date: 16 Nov 2015 | TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader

The Even-More-Value-for-Money Multimode Reader.

With TriStar² the multi-technology microplate reader platform has developed into its second generation setting new standards in modularity, performance and user-friendliness.

  • Luminescence
  • BRET and BRET²
  • Fluorescence
  • FRET
  • Absorbance

The TriStar² has been developed to support a fully modular approach. Any combination of reading technologies and options can be composed maintaining all possibilities of later upgrades.

The optical system ONE-4-ALL with a new revolutionary design is the first time a single optical system has been employed in a multi-technology reader that matches the performance of individual dedicated optical devices.

Featured at Berthold Analytica 2014.


TriStar² LB 942 Multimode Microplate Reader Features:

  • Built-in Reagent Injectors - Up to 3 reagent injectors can be set up to dispense multiple activators or detection reagents at any time and with user-adjustable volumes during the measurement.
  • Wash Plate - Excess fluids from priming and washing procedures are safely discarded via a specially designed wash plate.
  • Temperature Control - A temperature controlled microplate compartment ensures stable conditions whenever temperature sensitive enzymes or cells are in use.
    Front Access of Reagents - The reagent reservoirs can be placed on the front for easy access and monitoring.
  • Modularity - In the TriStar² any of reading technologies can be combined with each other and any of the options added.