Absorbance 96 by Byonoy

Manufacturer Byonoy  |  Available Worldwide
4.9
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5.0
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The Absorbance 96 is the world’s most compact microplate reader. The vision behind the device was to give the user complete flexibility. The result is the first truly portable microplate reader featuring a unique design comprising 96-individual detection units and maintenance-free, solid-state technology. Together with the modern, highly intuitive user software, the Absorbance 96 ushers in the new category of microplate reader.


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Almost as small as the microplate itself
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Average Rating: 4.9
16 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2024

  • Organization: Carondelet High School



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Fast, easy, and great customer service!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Analyze salivary cortisol for science fair samples

"The unit was very intuitive to use, and the user manual made setup very simple. The hardest part about the setup was recognizing how to set up iterating samples, but once you get the hang of it, it is incredibly SIMPLE. The unit is the size of a large phone, and readings are incredibly fast and accurate, based on the calibration samples we had. The customer service was also wonderful."

Review date: 17 May 2024 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Again



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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AMAZING instrument, easy to use and super compact!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bacterial growth

"Incredible customer service. Byonoy were assisting us every step of the way! They were fast and effectively helpful! The plate reader itself is very compact and provides accurate and reproducible readings and it takes up so little space. The software is also very intuitive and easy to use."

Review date: 30 Nov 2023 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Gustave Roussy



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Highly recommended, one of the best readers on the market currently
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cytokines, proteins and antibodies measurement on commercial kits and home-made ELISA's

"I had the opportunity to use Absorbance 96 for various applications, such as antibodies and protein quantification on homemade ELISAs and cytokines detection with commercial kits. I was impressed by the machine and software, which were super easy to use, and the design, which was modern and miniaturized. The Byonoy team has done a great job in creating such a user-friendly and innovative device. I also want to mention that I compared the results from Absorbance 96 with those from BioRad reader, and I found a high concordance of more than 98% without compromising robustness. This shows that Absorbance 96 is reliable and accurate, and I am 100% satisfied with the machine and the results."

Review date: 11 Sep 2023 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: BiomeBank



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great instrument to use inside the anerobic chamber
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Study the growth curves of anaerobic bacteria

"This is easy to use in the anaerobic chamber and easy to clean. It is good for real time absorbance measurement for observing the growth curves while it's running. We can do kinetics measurements at small time intervals. Cons: We can't run this while it's shaking as the graph shows noise. Also, light is interfering for the absorbance."

Review date: 17 Aug 2023 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: University of Bristol



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great data from a harsh tropical field environment
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Quantification of the carbohydrate content of carnivorous pitcher fluid, performed in field lab in t

"I used this plate reader for quantification of carbohydrates in pitcher fluid from carnivorous plants, over the span of three months from a field lab in the tropics. This plate reader was a pleasure to use and it provided publication quality data right from the convenience of our field lab, without having to store and transport sensitive samples. It is small and light enough to be practical to carry in a bag with other field equipment, it runs smoothly powered by a laptop without much impact on the battery life, and it gives reliable data over months of repeated use in a harsh field environment. The accompanying software (downloaded as an app), is straightforward to use and works well. It has options for endpoint and kinetic methods, quantitative and qualitative evaluation of data, and it calculates a standard curve and things, making reading the plate and analyzing the data a breeze. I did have two minor critiques: 1) It would be nice for .csv exports to include fitted standard curve information calculated by the software, and 2) .csv exports include the plate layout information, but it would be nice if they also included the header from the plate setup page. Overall, with several wavelengths to choose from, the overall reliability, portability and ease of use, I would widely recommend this spectrophotometer for field and teaching labs. Truly five stars, great quality."

Review date: 01 Aug 2023 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: University of Technology Sydney



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Easy to use, small foot print
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Point of care (Cancer Biomarkers such as sEVs)

"The Byonoy machine has proven to be a remarkable and compact tool for protein quantification in my research. Its ease of use, accurate results, and efficient workflow have made it a standout product. The machine sensitivity and specificity were impressive, providing reliable data with minimal variability. Additionally, the exceptional customer support from the Byonoy team further enhanced my experience. I highly recommend the Byonoy to fellow researchers seeking a reliable and user-friendly solution for their protein analysis needs."

Review date: 29 Jun 2023 | Absorbance 96
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Applied Science Munich



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Overall great and easy to use product
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Fermentation monitoring, enzyme activity determination

"We have the Absorbance 96 in addition to our standard microplate reader. For many applications, the much more compact Absorbance 96 device is much easier and more convenient to use. We primarily used the device to measure the optical density of a culture in a fermentation process and obtained reliable results. However, the system is also capable of performing simple colorimetric tests, which we have also applied it for. I would say that the system is well-suited for many applications and can serve as a cost-effective and simple alternative to a standard microplate reader."

Review date: 22 Jun 2023 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: University of Queensland



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Intuitive and Easy to Use
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Protein Quantification Using Colorimetric Assays

"The Absorbance 96 is an easy to use device that produces reproducible and reliable results. It’s a very simple and beginner friendly device that saves time and doesn’t require complex prior training to get started. The software is intuitive to use, and its compact design makes it easy to move around the workspace. I’m able to connect it to my laptop and I’m therefore, able to develop a more efficient workflow. I use it to get absorbance readings after protein concentration assays E.g., Bradford Assay. The downside would be that I’m only able to use the 96 Co-star plate and the ThermoFisher Clear Bottom 96-well plates. However, it does what it is designed to do and works well for my analysis."

Review date: 22 Jun 2023 | Absorbance 96
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: University of Waikato



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Fantastic for easy, simple absorbance readings with 96-well plates.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Monitoring bacterial growth via OD

"This instrument is very easy to set up and use. Plug it into a computer, install software on computer, put the plate in, press a button, and you have OD readings. Very little setup involved and very easy to use. Very small instrument footprint as well (which is especially helpful for us)/"

Review date: 01 Jun 2023 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Duke NUS Medical School



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Consistent results, portable and great for outfield studies
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Absorbance measurement for serological assays

"We have previously utilized the Absorbance 96 for output measurements when running serum samples on our serological assays and found that the readings were consistent with that from a standard microplate reader. As the standard microplate reader has a large footprint and can only be utilised in a laboratory, the portable Absorbance 96 requiring only a USB connection is much more practical in an outfield setting. Since then, we have recommended it to several of our collaborators and are still using it for one of our research studies. Colten has been extremely helpful as well in guiding us through the various functions of the equipment and data analysis using the Absorbance 96 application."

Review date: 30 Mar 2022 | Absorbance 96


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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Talus Bio



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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The Absorbance 96 is a reliable, affordable, time-saving option for any lab.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Absorbance readouts 96 well plate assays

"My small team relies on the Absorbance 96 reader for reproducible, precise absorbance measurements. We have found multiple applications for the Absorbance 96 in our workflow. The flexibility to replace filters allows the device to adapt as our group's capabilities expand."

Review date: 18 Feb 2022 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Very pleased with the value of this product, high quality and reliable!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISA Plate Reader

"The Byonoy Absorbance 96 has suited my needs perfectly! In the course of method development I needed a 96 well plate reader capable of capturing at multiple wavelengths and processing the data without high costs. This product was the perfect solution as the robust software is included without licensing fees and allows me to perform development activities without the great cost of some other plate readers due to their intended use in GxP environments."

Review date: 18 Feb 2022 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great instrument!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Absorbance

"It’s been working really well so far. Technical replicates from samples have been pretty consistent."

Review date: 09 Sep 2021 | Absorbance 96
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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Kemin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Portable, convenient ELISA reader.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISA

"Excellent product with great sales service from Mr Colten."

Review date: 01 Sep 2021 | Absorbance 96
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Life Diagnostics, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great value, great engineering.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Biomarker measurement

"I have used microplate absorbance plate readers regularly for twenty-five years. New readers cost about $25,000. The Absorbance 96 costs about 20% of that and performs as well if not better. It also has the benchtop footprint of an iPhone. My company currently uses five traditional plate readers. As instruments age out, all will be replaced with the Absorbance 96."

Review date: 24 Aug 2021 | Absorbance 96
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Vanderbilt University Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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You should buy this 96-well plate reader.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bacterial growth curves and assay readouts

"The mini-plate reader is a must have for any lab. I can't stress what incredible value this piece of equipment is. It costs literally 1/20th of what you would pay for a standard plate reader, has the same footprint as a large iPhone, is super easy to use, and the company is 1000% behind their products. I ordered this plate reader, they shipped the reader within mere days of me ordering it. It arrived, worked great! I have had nothing but positive interactions with the sales people and other members of this company and I have been telling anyone who will listen that every lab needs one of these (even if you already have a plate reader, if your reader malfunctions or you have many users it is great to have an extra and this is the reader you should buy!). I bought a second one because we love it and use it so much."

Review date: 21 Jul 2021 | Absorbance 96

The Absorbance 96 is the only truly portable plate reader in the world. The footprint of the Absorbance 96 is almost as small as the microplate itself, thereby fitting into every lab, saving valuable bench space and providing unprecedented flexibility. Easily transported within or between different laboratories, the Absorbance 96 brings readout to your workspace. Its robust design and USB power supply also make it the perfect tool for field use and mobile laboratories, with a simple USB connection providing both the power supply and access to the analysis software via plug- and-play. 

Despite its compact form, the Absorbance 96 delivers precise and accurate results at an affordable price. Its portability enables on-site readout, eliminating the need for sample transport. A variety of available wavelength combinations allows for a wide range of endpoint and kinetic assays like ELISA, protein or cell-based assays.

The Absorbance 96 is the first microplate reader on the market to contain 96 individual detection units. This technology enables simultaneous signal detection, resulting in extremely fast photometric measurements. Without the need to scan across multiple wells, the Absorbance 96 requires no moving parts. In combination with long-life LEDs, the solid state technology provides a maintenance-free user experience and ensures reliable, high quality results.

Our philosophy of intuitive operation is also an integral part of the Absorbance 96 software which is already included in the product packaging. Parting from tradition, the software features a modern, attractive interface with smooth navigation and a logical flow. The Absorbance 96 software is as flexible as the reader itself. It can be used on multiple devices and supports Windows as well as macOS. With plug-and-play technology, simply connect the Absorbance 96 and start your assay.

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Absorbance 96

Manufacturer Byonoy  |  Available Worldwide

4.9 / 5.0 | 16 reviews