LUMIstar Omega

Dedicated microplate luminometer - upgradeable to a multi-mode plate reader

The LUMIstar® Omega is BMG LABTECH's powerful dedicated luminescence microplate reader, providing highly sensitive flash and glow assay readings. This DLReady-certified microplate reader can also come equipped with Simultaneous Dual Emission for BRET applications, and can be further upgraded to a multi-mode reader.

The high performance, dedicated luminescence microplate reader.

Luminescence Microplate Readers (including BRET)
  • DLR™ Assay System
  • MycoAlert


The LUMIstar Omega is a dedicated reader for luminescence measurements, including BRET. The LUMIstar Omega provides highly sensitive readings of all luminescence applications in end-point and kinetic assays. Moreover, a built-in filter wheel and the optional Simultaneous Dual Emission detection make multiple wavelength detection and BRET applications possible.


  • Dedicated luminescence detection for flash and glow assays
  • Measurement in up to 384-well microplate format
  • Top and bottom reading
  • Plate shaking and uniform incubation up to 45 °C or 65 °C
  • Well-scanning and real-time kinetic monitoring
  • High-precision injectors with simultaneous reagent injection and detection
  • Includes multi-user control and MARS data analysis software
  • Stacker compatible

221, Monitoring Intracellular cAMP with hMSC cAMP biosensor using the LUMIstar Omega -

217, Growth of Campylobacter using BMG LABTECH s FLUOstar Omega equipped with ACU -

216, Monitoring Intracellular Ca2+ Fluxes with Clonetics™ primary sensors using the LUMIstar Omega -

202, Promega's ADP-Glo™ Kinase Assay performed on BMG LABTECH's PHERAstar FS and POLARstar Omega -

172, Dual luciferase assay to assess the replication of the hepatitis C virus subgenomic replicon -

165, Dual Luciferase Reporter (DLR) Assay Certification on the Omega Series of Readers -

151, Promega’s P450-Glo™ Luminescent Cytochrome P450 Assay Using the FLUOstar OPTIMA -

147, LUMIstar Microplate Reader in the production and quality control for ROTAS on-site test kit reagents -

143, Study of GPCR pharmacology using the DiscoveRx HitHunter™ cAMP HS assay on the FLUOstar OPTIMA -

136, LUX Biotechnology GLOWELL™ luminometry standards on the POLARstar OPTIMA -

131, Cambrex PKLight™ Protein Kinase Assay on the PHERAstar Plate Reader -

130, Cambrex Bio Science MycoAlert™ Assay on the LUMIstar plate reader -

120, Simultaneous Dual Emission Detection for Fast Kinetic BRET Assays -

118, BRET assays performed on the FLUOstar OPTIMA -

113, The use of an ATP bioluminescence assay to quantify cell cytotoxicity -

112, Use of the LUMIstar to Monitor the Production of Free Radicals by Leukocytes in Diluted Blood -

111, Chemiluminescence Measurement of the Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species -

110, Promega ENLITEN Kit on the FLUOstar Galaxy and LUMIstar Galaxy -

108, Luminescent ABEL® Antioxidant Test Kit with PHOLASIN® for Vitamin C type antioxidants -

106, Inhibitory Effect of Terbinafine on Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Generation by Candida albicans -

Detection Modes

Luminescence (flash and glow)

Measurement Modes

Top and bottom reading
Endpoint and kinetic measurements
Sequential Multi Emission measurements
Simultaneous Dual Emission measurements
Ratiometric measurements

Microplate Formats

6 to 384-well plates, user-definable

Microplate Carrier

Robot compatible


Low noise photomultiplier tube

Wavelength Selection

Optical Filters: Em wheels for 8 filters

Optical Filters

Emission filter wheel for 8 filters

Optical Path Guides

Top: Liquid filled light guides
Bottom: Fiber optics

Spectral Range

240 - 740 nm for LUM


< 20 amol/well ATP

Read Times

Flying mode (1 flash)
20 s (96), 55 s (384)

Reagent Injection

Up to 2 built-in reagent injectors
Injection at measurement position (6 to 384-well)
Individual injection volumes for each well (3 to 500 µL)
Variable injection speed up to 420 µL / s
Up to four injection events per well
Reagent back flushing


Linear, orbital, and double-orbital with user-definable time and speed

Purge Gas Vent

System to inject an atmosphere or to pull a vacuum into the reader


+4 °C above ambient up to 45 °C or 65 °C

The upper heating plate of the incubation chamber operates at 0.5 °C more than the lower plate. This prevents condensation build-up on the lid or sealer. 


Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software included
FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant


Width: 44 cm, depth: 48 cm, height: 30 cm; weight: 28 kg

Optional Accessories


Magazines for up to 50 plates - continuous loading feature


Microplate Incubator and Shaker

Optical Filters

Emission filter wheel for 8 filters


Please contact your local representative for upgrades including options such as detection modes, reagent injectors, etc.


LOD = 3 x SD (20 blanks) / slope (6 pt std curve)
Microplates: white for LUM
96 = 96-well microplates
384sv = 384-well small volume microplates
384g = 384-well glass bottom microplates
  • DLR™ Assay System
  • MycoAlert