Microplate Readers

BMG LABTECH offers instruments for a multitude of applications in life science, drug discovery and research. We have been committed to producing microplate readers for more than twenty-five years. By focusing on the needs of the scientific community, our microplate readers have earned the company the reputation of being a technology leader in the field.

We offer various instruments ranging from single-mode, absorbance detection readers to multi-detection readers with up to eight detection modes. To see an overview of all of our products, please download the instrumentation guide PDF.
  Microplate reader instrumentation guide

Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

The German-made multi-mode microplate readers from BMG LABTECH combine filters, spectrometer, and - in the CLARIOstar - 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.

Plate readers by Category

Absorbance Microplate Readers

High performance absorbance measurements with our spectrometer-based plate reader. A fast, powerful UV-visible spectrometer allows you to measure a full absorbance spectrum in less than 1 second per well. Two of our instruments are designed to measure absorbance specifically: The SPECTROstar Nano can also measure cuvettes, while the SPECTROstar Omega offers the option to upgrade to additional detection modes at any time. 
> SPECTROstar Nano
> SPECTROstar Omega

Fluorescence Microplate Readers

Powerful fluorescence intensity assays with the BMG LABTECH microplate fluorometer. The award-winning FLUOstar Omega is the ideal multi-mode instrument for life science applications.
> FLUOstar Omega

Luminescence Microplate Readers

A dedicated microplate luminometer for highly sensitive flash and glow assay measurements. A dedicated luminescence instrument, this LUMIstar Omega is DLReady-certified and can be upgraded to a multi-detection reader should your needs change.
> LUMIstar Omega

Nephelometry Microplate Readers

The first and only laser-based microplate nephelometer. For fast, high-throughput compound solubility screening - for a wide range of turbidity measurements, from microbial growth to petroleum process control.
> NEPHELOstar Plus

Microplate Reader Accessories

A wide range of accessories for your plate reader, ranging from stackers to increase throughput, to atmospheric control units for live cell-based assays.
> ACU for CLARIOstar
> ACU for Omega
> LVis Plate
> Stacker
> THERMOstar