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SpectraMax® M5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

Molecular Devices®Available: Worldwide

SpectraMax M Series - With six different models to choose from, it's easy to find the one you want for your lab

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Best of the class for multi-functional biochemistry assays


Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Absorbance assay, Kinetic assay,

Very easy to use, simple and very accurate, very easy to maintain, the software is compatible with most PC and Mac.

Review Date: 14 Mar 2018 | Molecular Devices®

Molecular Devices does NOT provide any technical support when contacted for help


Average Rating 3.0

Application Area:

Chemical Biology

The SpectraMax M5 is easy to use but when it starts giving errors when loading the manufacture does not provide any technical support. When contacted, the only answer we receive is to ship back the instrument for repair. This is not an easy task especially when living outside the US.

Review Date: 28 Jan 2018 | Molecular Devices®

Great microplane reader


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Multi mode plate reader

SpectraMax M5 micro plate reader is a multi mode plate reader (FLU, LUMN .Abs). easy to use and read multiple plates very quickly.

Review Date: 7 Nov 2017 | Molecular Devices®

Great instrument


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Measure the absorbance/fluorescence of the sample.

The instrument is very user friendly and very accurately reads the absorbance or fluorescence of the liquid sample or suspension. Needs to make sure that the readout from the test sample falls within the linear range.

Review Date: 30 Oct 2017 | Molecular Devices®

The upgradeable SpectraMax M5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader comes with the standard five modes of detection with the upgrade option to add HTRF at a later time. Your applications, your modes, your choice.

The SpectraMax® M5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader delivers single mode reader performance in one multimode reader package. The dual monochromator optics allow the widest range of applications to be utilized for bioresearch and drug discovery applications, all without the need to change filters.

The SpectraMax M5 Microplate Reader possesses the five modes preferred by the majority of our users providing the benefit of multiple detection modes in one platform.

  • UV-Visible Absorbance (Abs)
  • Fluorescence Intensity (FI)
  • Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF)
  • Fluorescence Polarization (FP)
  • Glow Luminescence (Lumi)

The SpectraMax M5 Microplate Reader is the standard for UV/visible multi-mode reader absorbance, providing ultrafast, full spectral range detection for cuvettes, 96-, and 384-well microplates.

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