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Sunrise™ absorbance reader

The Sunrise is a versatile ELISA microplate reader that combines advanced optical performance with high measurement speed for diagnostic and research laboratories. 

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Average Rating 4.0

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It is easy to use.

Review Date: 1 Apr 2022 | Tecan

Overall, they work for what we need.


Average Rating 4.0

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Anaerobic microbial growth analysis

Overall, they work for what we need. The system is easy to use, and the support team is great. I can attest to how attentive and helpful they are because we have had to contact them quite a lot for various issues. The biggest being that we have had to have the temperature equipment replaced in ALL 4 of the Sunrise readers we have. We think this may be because they slowly corrode over time due to the low levels of sulfate they may be exposed to in our anaerobic chambers, but not sure. Would be curious to hear if other customers have had the same issue.

Review Date: 10 Jun 2021 | Tecan

Good microtiter plate reader.


Average Rating 3.7

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Microtiter plate reader

Great reproducibility in data. Very stable. However, not easy to change parts yourself.

Review Date: 8 Feb 2021 | Tecan

Average Rating 5.0

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ELISA - Absorbance

The Tecan Sunrise reader is an extremely reliable, accurate, and fast reader. I have three readers for reading absorbance ELISA assays. This reads a 96-well plate in about four seconds.

Review Date: 28 Jan 2020 | Tecan

Great plate reader!


Average Rating 4.7

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Microbial growth assays

Great plate readers! Very customizable, long warranties, and our sales rep is very responsive and helpful. The Sunrise is very easy to use and straightforward. We have four and are looking to buy more!

Review Date: 6 Nov 2019 | Tecan

Essential for our MIC-value determination


Average Rating 4.3

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Growth curves for bacteria

Easy to use, robust and reproducible results. Compact size.

Review Date: 29 Jun 2018 | Tecan

Great results! Would not want to run high throughput ELISA without this reader! Very economical.


Average Rating 5.0

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High throughput ELISA

This is absolutely the best, fastest, most reliable, absorbance reader on the market. The price is unbelievable for a reader of this quality. We have had one reader for three years with absolutely no problems. We just ordered and received a second reader this past month. We are delighted with how fast it reads a 96 well plate - 4 seconds. It is very easy to use the accompanying software to verify the reader is calibrated using the plate purchased for this purpose.

Review Date: 3 Aug 2016 | Tecan

Robust machine that requires no servicing or maintenance.


Average Rating 4.3

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Reading ELISA plates from tissue culture and blood samples

We have used the reader daily for 7 years now and not had maintenance or servicing carried out and the reader works as well as it did when we purchased it. It's easy to use and we use QC pac 2 monthly to ensure the accuracy of results. There has been no deterioration in filters, although they are easy to replace.

Review Date: 27 Apr 2016 | Tecan

Average Rating 5.0

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a reliable absorbance reader

Tecan is a very good company to deal with. They have a very good customer services. The absorbance plate reader is economical, reliable and compact.

Review Date: 13 Oct 2014 | Tecan

Average Rating 5.0

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Easy to use, and it occupys less space.

Review Date: 23 Dec 2013 | Tecan

The flexible 12-channel Sunrise microplate reader supports a large variety of absorbance-based immunoassays – such as ELISAs – kinetic assays, colorimetric cell toxicity assays and other applications.

It features advanced temperature control up to 42 °C, and can measure a 96-well plate in under six seconds. Using four- or six-filter optics, or an advanced gradient filter, it enables wavelength selection in 1 nm increments. The Sunrise is designed to meet EU directive 98/79/EC for in vitro diagnostic products, and has a compact, space-saving design which can easily be integrated into Tecan liquid handling platforms, such as the Freedom EVOlyzer®.

Before any measurements are performed, a self-check system ensures that all major components of the Sunrise reader are fully functional. An optional QC Pac™ 2 package allows periodic verification of the correct functionality of all major components of the reader, and an IQ/OQ package is available to document instrument qualification results. For straightforward instrument control, the intuitive interface offers user-friendly data processing through Tecan’s Magellan™ software. Software tutorials with walk-through examples get you started easily, providing a quick start to Magellan data analysis and, for convenience, there is a choice of operating languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. Based on Tecan’s advanced manufacturing system and using carefully selected components offering high reliability and performance, the Sunrise reader is supplied with a unique three-year warranty as standard.

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