VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software by Molecular Devices®

Manufacturer Molecular Devices®
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VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software by Molecular Devices® product image
VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software



Average Rating: 4.1
5 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


Cost-effective, reduced-cost supplies and great results!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Microbial growth/MIC, IC50/LD50, Endpoint and kinetic ELISAs or enzyme assays, Bacterial identificat

"The VersaMax(TM) microplate reader is a real substitute of Bioscreen C (Growth curves, Bioscreen, Finland) to determine bacterial growth parameters in a really easy fashion. You will need to spend a few minutes programming a run (wavelength, agitation mode, incubation temperature, and time intervals for OD measurements), but you can store it, and call it back each time you need it. In addition, you can monitor the microbial growth in real-time, by visualising the growth curves (OD vs time) you can determine which wells are contaminated or not inoculated, while you can stop it, for a minutes to solve this issue, and continue your run, without disturbing microbe growth. The provided software allows you to conduct the growth rate analysis for each well so easy, that my students don't want to use again Bioscreen C. In addition to this microbial growth application, the Versamax is also a plate reader, with standard 96 well plates (could be round-bottom, flat-bottom or half-area well plates) that decreases the cost of each run, specially when compared to Bioscreen C. So in general, is a really versatile microplate reader, that can be used for several applications, while giving a perfect result in a microbial growth kinetics. The manufacturer also indicated that this reader is also tunable, robot-compatible for using in a high throughput methodology, but in this case not for bacterial growth, if not for the other applications like endpoint ELISAs, enzyme assays, colorimetric protein, or to determine IC50/LD50 with an array of products."

Review date: 28 Jul 2017 | VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Marquette University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
A great value for our basic research assays
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Kinetic, endpoint, colorimetric assays, among other uses.

"This instrument has served the lab very well. Once the assay template is set up and saved, data acquisition is fast and reliable. Setting up the templates, however, are rather clunky. The parameters must be set up exactly, or it can't read the data. It's tunable, from 340 - 850 nm, and can be temperature controlled up to 45 degrees. We haven't really had any issues with it, except when the bulb burned out. That requires sending the instrument in, and it cost around $3,000. All in all, it's been a great value for our basic research assays."

Review date: 23 Nov 2015 | VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Laboratorios Scantibodies S.A. de C.V.



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

  • Application Area:Immunology And Biotechnology

"The Versamax Microplate reader has a lot of desired features, especially when designing new ELISA assays. In our lab it's an almost daily used instrument. "

Review date: 18 Feb 2014 | VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Medizinischen Fakultät der LMU München



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"The software is very good, there are excellent export possibilities and it self calibrates."

Review date: 20 Jun 2012 | VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Bayer



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"very powerful software."

Review date: 28 Apr 2011 | VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software
Built around a grating monochromator, the VersaMax™ Absorbance Microplate Reader allows for selection of up to two wavelengths at a time for absorbance detection in the visible wavelength range (340 nm - 850 nm). Narrow bandwidths deliver increased accuracy and enhanced peak resolution. Never order or replace filters to optimize an assay again! A patented multichannel optical design mimics a dual-beam spectrophotometer, measures each sample in the plate directly, and eliminates error due to variations in light output between optical fibers on other instruments for more reliable reporting. The eight-channel system delivers high precision and speed when reading 96-well microplates for single endpoint measurements and kinetic assay data gathered over time. The VersaMax Microplate Reader is supplied with SoftMax® Pro Data Acquistion & Analysis Software, Molecular Devices' industry leading all-in-one data acquisition and analysis software. Additionally, the VersaMax Microplate Reader can be seamlessly integrated with the StakMax® Microlate Handling System through the SoftMax Pro Software.

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VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software by Molecular Devices® product image

VersaMax™ ELISA Microplate Reader with SoftMax® Pro Software

Manufacturer Molecular Devices®

4.1 / 5.0 | 5 reviews