Thermo Scientific Varioskan Flash
"The Varioskan Flash is a uniquely functional microplate reader. It measures absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence, and can acquire kinetics data. The fluorescence spectra is typically poor compared to a fluorescence spectrometer, but it is still useful. The uncommon feature is the ability to have up to 3 programmable dispensing heads, along with agitation and delay times. This allows for automated reactions. The down side is the reliability. Service in the US is very difficult and slow to respond. Spare parts typically take 6 weeks or more to arrive. It is not well suited to overnight runs; this often creates instrument problems and the inevitable down time. "
Application area: Microplate Readers
2 April 2014
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