Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader by Agilent Technologies

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Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 is a modular multi-mode microplate reader, with monochromator-based optics and filter-based optics. The patented Hybrid Technology offers flexibility and sensitivity across a broad range of applications. The modular platform allows upgrading to expand functionality as your laboratory workflows change. Synergy H1 offers continuously variable bandwidth monochromators for fluorescence excitation and emission wavelength selection. Fluorescence bandwidth can be set betwee... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.5
19 Scientists have reviewed this product

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  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: University of Texas at Austin



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    5 out of 5
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Great instrument, would highly recommend if it fits your experimental needs.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Characterizing metal ion sensor activity and kinetics

"Our lab purchased the BioTek Synergy H1 a few months ago and it has proven to be a great instrument so far, with many of the capabilities still to be utilized. It is versatile, customizable and very user-friendly, with a great software interface. In addition, data is consistent and experiments are easily repeatable and comparable, as long as you are conscious of and familiar with the limitations of your own experiment. I routinely use it for kinetics experiments lasting 12 hours, so the temperature control and the ability to build your own protocols make it great for compiling a large range of data that would otherwise be tedious to collect, and importantly, susceptible to human error."

Review date: 07 Feb 2022 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Instituto Grifols



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Good equipment and easy to use
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Elisa, Fluorescence reader

"Good equipment, High sensitivity, easy to use. For next versions, better change de filters mode and upgrade to a automatic wavelength change."

Review date: 07 Feb 2022 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: Oregon State University



  • Ease of use
    1 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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Very user-unfriendly
Rating: 2.3

  • Application Area:Cell viability

"I absolutely hated using this machine. It took forever to figure out how to set up my protocol and change the plate format. Also, I lost some of my data because apparently, I was creating multiple identical reports of the protocol instead of saving the latest plate reading. I've used a lot of lab equipment and never had such a problem with any of it. It's awful. I'd use the old SpectraMax if it weren't broken, that's how much I hate this thing."

Review date: 07 Dec 2021 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2021

  • Organization: INIA Uruguay



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Best multi-reader on the market.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Kinetics, chemiluminescence, fluorescence

"BioTek has the best after sales care. Gen5 software is very easy to use and reliable. "

Review date: 08 Apr 2021 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: University of MN



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Unquestionable product quality.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analyze DNA in samples

"BioTek's Synergy is an easy to use instrument that allows flexibility of assays and analysis. The customer support team and local rep have always been highly responsive to our lab's needs."

Review date: 18 Nov 2020 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Purdue University



  • 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 results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Immunoassays

"I always get high quality and reproducible results. The support staff are very helpful."

Review date: 18 Nov 2020 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Koc University



  • 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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Reproducible results with many functionalities in one device.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Measuring reporter luminescence or fluorescence in mammalian cells

"This device has many functionalities in one product. It's ability to measure absorbance (UV-Vis), fluorescence intensity and luminescence with a time-resolved measurement option which is great value for money. You only need to buy 1 device instead of separate pieces of equipment for each type of measurement. Also, the product gives reliable and reproducible results. I usually have 3 independent biological replicates (experiments I perform with live cells on different days from scratch) which generally have very little variation in measurements. Finally, the device is really easy to use with straightforward software that makes it easy to generate a protocol with different steps (setting temperature, shaking, reading, etc.) which can be also saved and used later. This would be the first instrument I'd want if I was establishing a laboratory."

Review date: 31 May 2020 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University Of Agriculture Faisalabad - Official



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Provide accurate and precise results.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Biochemical analysis

"I found the product effective to use and it provided highly precise and accurate result. It is easy to use, handle and clean."

Review date: 26 Feb 2020 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Luna Innovations



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Love the capabilities of the Synergy H1
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Luciferase assays, fluorescence, and absorbance

"Getting started was a little confusing since I missed the training, but going over the manual and talking with tech support got me started and the more that I use it the easier it is to manipulate the options for optimization of data. Adjustments for readings are fairly easy and straightforward."

Review date: 13 Apr 2019 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: columbia university



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Great results, love this instrument.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Fluorescent detection

"I love the BioTek plate reader - it is literally my favorite piece of equipment in the lab. Reliable, fast, easy to use, and easy to program and retrieve data."

Review date: 06 Feb 2019 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: CCRM



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Results are always spot on
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:drug discovery

"Very great equipment in drug discovery. Helps you test thousands of compounds within one assay. Saves time and money"

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics 1500 E Duar



  • 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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Excellent equipment and very easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze protein expression in samples

"It is very effective equipment for all the assays using absorbance quantification methods. High sensitivity and reproducibility to detect samples. This equipment is very easy to use and came with a reasonable pricing and a good after-sales care."

Review date: 08 Aug 2016 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: IISER Bhopal



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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We are happy to use this product.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Fluorescence based kinetics experiment at fixed temperature

"Easy to use, good temperature stability, fast reading for kinetics."

Review date: 27 May 2016 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: IISER Bhopal



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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I feel this instrument is one of those essentials in a laboratory.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Fluorescence assay

"It is very user friendly instrument. Specially for different kinds of assay using all types of plate is excellent. I personally use this instrument very frequently. I genarally use this for MTT assay, fluorogenic kinetics and concentration dependent measurement. I feel this instrument is one of those essentials in a biochemistry/chemical biology laboratory."

Review date: 27 May 2016 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University



  • 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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CO2 regulator is well sealed, leading to a big loss/waste of CO2
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze UV absorption such as in MTT assay

"Very sensitive to low concentration solution. Very easy to learn and use Can measure very low volume (ca. <10 ul)"

Review date: 19 May 2016 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: IISER BHOPAL, DEPT. OF CHEMISTRY



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Very good product, value of money
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Physical Chemistry

"This is very good product which save time and accuracy is quite good. We are very happy with this product. It gives good quality data and very user friendly software. It is highly recommended product. Every bio and spectroscopy lab should buy this product because they can save their time as well as money. "

Review date: 19 May 2016 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Very useful machine
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:cell based assay

"Very useful machine for cell based assay due to its incubation feature and high thru-put"

Review date: 14 Apr 2016 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2005

  • Organization: North Eastern University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.0
"Excellent plate reader: reliable, fast, good sensitivity."

Review date: 24 Jan 2012 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader
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  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: University of Hohenheim



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Food

"BioTek offers a stable and easy to use microplate reader with a lot of possibilities. I would buy the same reader again."

Review date: 24 Jan 2012 | Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader

Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 is a modular multi-mode microplate reader, with monochromator-based optics and filter-based optics. The patented Hybrid Technology offers flexibility and sensitivity across a broad range of applications. The modular platform allows upgrading to expand functionality as your laboratory workflows change.

Synergy H1 offers continuously variable bandwidth monochromators for fluorescence excitation and emission wavelength selection. Fluorescence bandwidth can be set between 9 and 50 nm, in 1 nm increments, allowing users to fully optimize reader settings to drive the best assay performance compared to fixed bandwidth systems.