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SpectraMax® iD5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

Five-Mode Microplate Reader with Automatic NFC Filter Identification and Western Blot Capability

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Great and easy to use machine.


Average Rating 4.7

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Kinteic enzymatic assays, BCA Protein, HCP ELISA

Great machine with many capabilites! The iD5 is a simple to use machine with a lot of potential we still need to discover. We especially like the scan feature that the iD5 has to offer to detect how well we measure over the whole area in one well. Also, we did some comparison and it is very reproducible and it is also comparable to another machine we have, which is the M2e. Being comparable makes our life for our day to day work in the lab easier. One little negative point we have is that we cannot use the same template for both machines. The plate layout is somehow not compatible even if it has the same settings (it must be rechosen). Nonetheless we are very happy and would buy this instrument again!

Review Date: 30 Nov 2020 | Molecular Devices®

The SpectraMax® iD5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader is the complete laboratory solution to help you increase your research capabilities and comes with built-in absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence, time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), and tunable fluorescence polarization (FP) read modes. In addition, the SpectraMax iD5 can be expanded to include bottom-read luminescence, TR-FRET, HTRF®, BRET, dual luciferase reporter assays with injectors, and western blot detection.

With optimized reagents and the industry-leading data acquisition and analysis tool SoftMax® Pro 7 Software, the SpectraMax iD5 is your all access pass to helping you unleash your brilliance.

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