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 

 

Download the SelectScience How to Buy Liquid Handling Technology eBookReliable, 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
  • 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 microplate readers on the market

Editor's Picks

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

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5 out of 5

“The CLARIOstar is particularly well-suited for multiplex assays in living cells because of the excellent optical path design. Fluorescence Intensity m...”
Anne Marie Quinn, Montana Molecular

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

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5 out of 5

“One of the best instruments in the market at present and best value for money. Most wonderful instrument to work with, less issues technically and eas...”
Joshi Vasa, Dr. Reddys labs limited

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Spark® Multimode Microplate Reader (Tecan)

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4 out of 5

“Highly reproducible results with complete Tecan-based drug screening pipeline. Immediate and thorough support if any problems occur.”
Marc Remke, University Hospital Dusseldorf, Germany

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EnVision® Multilabel Plate Reader (PerkinElmer, Inc. )

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4 out of 5

“The PerkinElmer Envision is fast and sensitive multimodal plate reader. It is the workhorse in our lab for all kinds of plate-based assays.”
Friedrich Reinhard, GSK

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Synergy™ Neo2 Multi-Mode Reader (BioTek Instruments, Inc.)

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5 out of 5

“Great for teaching labs (robust, undergraduate-proof, user friendly) & great for research (high-quality data).”
Helene Citeau, University of San Diego

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TriStar² LB 942 Microplate Reader (BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG)

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5 out of 5

“Great results. It is highly sensitive and reproducible for BRET and FRET measurements.”
David Moreno, UCB Pharma

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