How to Buy Microplate Readers



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Microplate readers/detectors are the key workhorses in many laboratories and are used extensively for applications across a wide range of disciplines. Currently, there are a wide variety of plate readers available, offering different capabilities and functionalities. 

In this free eBook download, we guide you through buying a new microplate reader by providing expert insight and all the information you should consider to select the best technology for your lab.

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Choose the best microplate reader for your applications 

 

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Reliable, high-quality microplate readers are available for a vast array of applications in life sciences, drug discovery and assay development and can help to save researchers time and reduce laboratory costs by improving and streamlining routine lab processes. Download the SelectScience How to Buy Microplate Readers eBook to find out more about:

Key features of single-mode and multi-mode microplate readers

  • Different microplate reader detection modes and capabilities — absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence to TR-FRET, BRET and AlphaScreen
  • The best technologies for your application workflow — from protein and nucleic acid quantification, to ELISAs and enzyme kinetics, to 3D cell culture assays, live-cell imaging and virology applications
  • Key considerations when choosing a new microplate reader
  • Top tips from industry experts
  • Future trends in microplate reader technology
  • Our science editors’ picks of some of the latest microplate readers on the market

Editor's Picks

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Editorial

CLARIOstar® Plus Multi-mode Microplate Reader (BMG LABTECH)

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5 out of 5

“A very high-quality modern plate reader and easy to use. Nearly 1,000 readings in a year and it works like a clock.”
Hampus Elofsson, Mercodia

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Spark® Multimode Microplate Reader (Tecan)

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5 out of 5

“Many kinds of 96-well plates can be used but NanoQuant plates are especially useful when you measure fluorescence intensity with small volumes of 2 µL.”
Namjoon Park, Seoul National University

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SpectraMax i3x Multi-Mode Microplate Reader with MiniMax Imaging Cytometer (Molecular Devices®)

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4 out of 5

“I highly recommend this piece of equipment as a staple in any immunology lab. I wish we could purchase another one!”
Noelle Cutter, Molloy College

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Agilent BioTek Cytation 7 Cell Imaging Multimode Reader (Agilent Technologies)

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5 out of 5

“Great instrument, multiple tasks done on one bench, our labs just love it.”
Hameeda Sultana, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Tristar Multimode Readers (BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG)

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5 out of 5

“I will recommend this to all the molecular and serological labs for their routine activities like quantification, titration, etc.”
Hanif Ur Rahman, Veterinary Research Institute

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Thermo Scientific™ Varioskan™ LUX Multimode Microplate Reader (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

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5 out of 5

“Instrument is very easy to use and friendly to operate. It produces accurate results and the obtained results are easy to interpret.”
bolaji oladele Ishola, central research laboratory, university of ilorin

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