MICROPLATE READERS

Microplate readers, also known as plate readers or microplate photometers, are instruments which are used to detect and quantify biological, chemical or physical events of samples in microtiter plates. They are widely used in research, drug discovery, bioassay validation, quality control and manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry and academic organizations.

Rotalab provides various instruments ranging from single-mode readers (only absorbance, luminescence or nephelometry) to multi-mode readers with up to eight detection modes including absorbance, fluorescence, FRET, TRF, TR-FRET, fluorescence polarization, luminescence (incl. BRET) and AlphaScreen®.

Our microplate readers have received certification from reagent companies for their outstanding performance with various assay technologies such as HTRF®, LanthaScreen®, Transcreener® FI, Transcreener® FP, Transcreener® TR-FRET, DLR™ Assay System and MycoAlert™. In addition, the software for our microplate readers comes standard with FDA 21 CFR part 11 compliance.

Our microplate readers are all German-made and represent the highest quality currently available on the market.

Single-Mode Microplate Readers

Rotalab provides two single-mode readers - SPECTROstar Nano® for absorbance and NEPHELOstar® Plus for nephelometry - which are not upgradeable with additional detection modes. In addition, SPECTROstar® Omega and LUMIstar® Omega can also come as single-mode readers for absorbance and luminescence, respectively.

  • SPECTROstar® Nano
    [ABS]

    BMG LABTECH
    Absorbance Microplate Reader
    Microplate Spectrophotometer
  • NEPHELOstar® Plus
    [NEPH]

    BMG LABTECH
    Nephelometry Microplate Reader
    Microplate Nephelometer
Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

Upgradeable Modular Design!

Our German-made multi-mode microplate readers combine filters, spectrometer, and innovative LVF Monochromators™ for high performance, high speed, and unbeatable flexibility in all detection modes. The modular set-up of these instruments means that you can select only the detection modes that suit your needs - with the option to add others in the future if and when you need them.

  • SPECTROstar® Omega
    [ABS]
    [+7 modes]

    BMG LABTECH
    Absorbance Microplate Reader
    Multimode Plate Reader
  • LUMIstar® Omega
    [LUM]
    [+7 modes]

    BMG LABTECH
    Luminescence Microplate Reader
    Multimode Plate Reader
  • FLUOstar® Omega
    [ABS, FI, FRET]
    [+5 modes]

    BMG LABTECH
    Multimode Microplate Reader
    Multimode Plate Reader
  • POLARstar® Omega
    [ABS, FI, FRET, FP]
    [+4 modes]

    BMG LABTECH
    Multimode Microplate Reader
    Multimode Plate Reader
  • CLARIOstar®
    [FI, FRET]
    [+6 modes]

    BMG LABTECH
    Multimode Microplate Reader
    Multimode Plate Reader
  • PHERAstar® FSX
    [LUM, FI, FRET, FP]
    [+4 modes]

    BMG LABTECH
    Multimode Microplate Reader
    Multimode Plate Reader
Microplate Reader Accessories

A wide range of general and specialized accessories for your plate reader, ranging from stackers to increase throughput, to atmospheric control unit for live cell-based assays.

  • ACU for
    Omega®

    BMG LABTECH
    Atmospheric Control Unit for Omega
    Gas Controller for Omega
  • ACU for
    CLARIOstar®

    BMG LABTECH
    Atmospheric Control Unit for CLARIOstar
    Gas Controller for CLARIOstar
  • LVis Plate

    BMG LABTECH
    Micro-Volume Microplate
    Low-Volume Microplate
  • Stacker

    BMG LABTECH
    Microplate Stacker
    Microplate Handling System