The POLARstar Omega is built on the FLUOstar Omega
microplate reader platform offering all the features of the FLUOstar Omega multidetection microplate reader including BMG LABTECH's unique Tandem Technology
plus fluorescence polarization and Simultaneous Dual Emission detection mode.
POLARstar Omega, the multidetection fluorescence polarization microplate reader for life science laboratories, offers the following detection modes:
- UV/Vis Absorbance - measurement of complete spectra or individual wavelengths
- Fluorescence Polarization (FP) - including Transcreener® ADP2 (96-well format)
- Fluorescence Intensity - including FRET
- Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) - including DELFIA®
- TR-FRET - including HTRF® and LanthaScreen™
- AlphaScreen® / AlphaLISA®
- High-Performance Luminescence (flash and glow) - including BRET
BMG LABTECH's Dual Emission Detection System
utilizes two matched PMTs allowing the detection of two emitted wavelengths at the same time. The microplate has to be read only once and any signal variations due to differences in well volumes and concentrations or fluctuations in excitation energy are corrected. Simultaneous Dual Emission Detection is especially useful for FRET, TR-FRET, BRET and Fluorescence Polarization assays. When compared to other microplate readers, the researchers benefit from this technology getting increased throughput, improved sensitivity and lower %CVs - no other reader in this price range offers simultaneous dual emission.Advanced Assay Technology Package for the POLARstar Omega:
BMG LABTECH engineers have designed a specialized measurement mode and optical system to provide the POLARstar Omega microplate reader with AlphaScreen®
performance that rivals any HTS reader. For the first time, experience fantastic AlphaScreen®
performance on a mid-range microplate reader.
Furthermore, Advanced Performance high-end TRF is part of the Omega's optional Advanced Assay Technology Package. It utilizes an high-end TRF optical reading head that incorporates an assay specific dichroic mirror. Combined with the high intensity xenon flash lamp, assay optimized filters and adjustable gain, the high-end TRF reading head allows the POLARstar Omega to outperform any microplate reader in the mid-range market.
The POLARstar Omega is certified by Promega for the Dual Luciferase Reporter (DLR™) gene assay, certified by CisBio Bioassays for their HTRF®
assay platform, and has LanthaScreen™ certified plus status. It is also validated from Bellbrook Labs for Transcreener®
in 96-well plate format.
The POLARstar Omega multi-mode plate reader also supports the LVis Plate
for low volume and cuvette based absorbance measurements. With sixteen micro-drop wells, the LVis Plate
is ideal for quick and easy low volume concentration measurements of DNA, RNA or protein samples. The additional horizontal cuvette position, allows for meausrement of standard rectangular cuvettes for rapid, full spectrum analysis of individual samples for kinetic studies or for quick experiments.
The POLARstar Omega also has unique gas control functions. Using the Atmospheric Control Unit (ACU)
, the POLARstar Omega can independently control oxygen (O2
) and carbon dioxide (CO2
) levels inside the microplate reader. Each gas is controlled independently so that any combination of CO2
within the maximum and minimum ranges can be defined. Oxygen levels can be monitored between 1% and 19%; whereas CO2
levels can be regulated between 0% and 20%. BMG LABTECH also offers a traditional purge gas vent which allows the user to either pump in an inert gas, which can be especially important when working with environmental sensitive samples.For more information on the Omega microplate reader series, click here.