Member since: 2018
Organization: University Clinics of Muenster
Easy to use luminometer with a very long lifetime. Great support from field staff.
Application Area: Reporter gene assays: Transcription factor activity
"The Centro LB 960 was acquired back in 2004 for our lab and was in use for several years. At some time people stopped using it and it was stashed in the storage. By now, 10 years without a purpose our luminometer is needed for some luciferase based reporter assays and we wondered if the Centro is still fit for service. With only a little effort our sales representative could install drivers and software on a new PC (Win7) and confirm that our Centro worked flawlessly. We did not expect it to be operational after such a long period of time. The hardware is obviously very robust and working with the software interface is intuitive. We can't wait to use our Centro for producing good data."
Member since: 2012
Organization: Marquette University
"The Centro LB 960 is easy to program and user-friendly. It automatically generates a spreadsheet that can be exported to Excel. It has a small footprint so doesn't take up much bench space. Their customer service is excellent - you can always email a technical expert for help and their representative is very helpful."
The Centro meets all currently known requirements for a versatile, robust and sensitive microplate luminometer. The selected detector and the proprietary design of the optical sytem guarantee lowest background and negligible crosstalk.
Any opaque microplate in either 96 or 384 well format can be measured. There is no need for any mechanical adjustment just select the plate type in the operating software.
The Centro can be equipped with plate heating for applications where the assay must be measured at elevated and constant temperature such as cell based assays.
Up to 3 independently controlled injectors with variable volume give entire freedom in the selection of assay type and assay sequence. The volume is adjustable from 10 to 100 µl – perfectly fitting the demands for reagent addition into 96 and 384 well plates.
3 modes each with variable speed of the integrated shaker to enhance mixing and optimise sample distribution before measurement in long term kinetics.
Centro LB 960 Microplate Luminometer Preferred Applications: