LUMIstar OPTIMA - fully upgradeable high-performance microplate luminometer
The dedicated DLReady®
certified microplate luminometer LUMIstar OPTIMA provides ultra high sensitive reading of flash and glow luminescence assays in end-point, kinetic and multiple wavelength mode. The extended dynamic range (> 8 orders of magnitude) of the luminometer is based on the combination of BMG LABTECH's Digital Photon Integration (DPI) technology and the automatic Gain calculation. According to individual requirements of the user, the LUMIstar OPTIMA is entirely upgradeable to FLUOstar OPTIMA
or POLARstar OPTIMA
, with additional detection modes. This unique feature allows the user to upgrade the LUMIstar OPTIMA to a powerful multidetection microplate reader.All benefits at a glance:
- Onboard "smart" injectors dispense reagents and initiate kinetic events
- Versatile kinetic software features for flash- and glow-type reactions
- Real-time kinetic monitoring
- Built-in filter wheel for measurement at eight distinct wavelengths
- Simultaneous dual emission detection for BRET is possible
- Upgradeable to FLUOstar OPTIMA or POLARstar OPTIMA
- Top and bottom reading
- "QuickStart" mode allows users to read plates with just 3 mouse clicks
- Impressive well scanning feature allows cell-based assays to be performed with ease
- Expanded temperature control up to 60°C
- Stacker and robot compatibility
For more information on the OPTIMA microplate reader series, click here.
LUMIstar OPTIMA applications include: Reporter gene assays luciferase, dual luciferase, BRET, ß-galactosidase, gene activities with luminescence enzyme substrates (4.551, 4.501) Luminescent immunoassays (4.699, 4.504) Cell-based assays, e.g. cytotoxity, viability and cell proliferation (4.685, 4.579, 4.401) based on ATP measurements Reactive oxygen species, ROS, determination (AN108, AN111, 4.579)
The LUMIstar OPTIMA microplate luminometer is designed for the widest possible range of applications based on luminescence labels.
For BMG LABTECH application notes that can be performed on the microplate-based luminometer LUMIstar OPTIMA, please click here.
|Detection Modes||Luminescence (flash and glow) - including BRET|
|Measurement Modes ||Top and Bottom reading|
Endpoint and Kinetic measurements
Sequential Multi Emission measurements
Simultaneous Dual Emission measurements
|Microplate Formats||6 to 384-well plates, user-definable|
|Microplate Carrier||Robot compatible|
|Detectors||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
240 to 740 nm for LUM
< 30 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 350 µL)
Variable injection speed up to 420 µL / s
Up to four injection events per well
Reagent back flushing
|Shaking||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|
|Incubation||+5°C above ambient up to 45°C or 60°C|
|Software||Multi-user Reader Control and
MARS Data Analysis Software included, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant|
|Dimensions||Width: 44 cm, depth: 48, height: 26; weight: 26 kg|
|Stacker||Magazines for up to 50 plates - continuous loading feature|
|THERMOstar||Microplate Incubator and Shaker|
|Optical Filters||Optimized for dyes, fluorophores and specific assays|
Filters for all applications from UV to NIR
Customized filters available upon request
|Upgrades||Upgrades to include options such as additional detection modes, reagent injectors, extended temperature control, etc. are available. Please contact your local representative for more information.|
|*||LOD = 3 x SD (20 blanks) / slope (6 pt std curve)|
Microplatets: white for LUM
96 = 96-well microplates
384sv = 384-well small volume microplates
384g = 384-well glass bottom microplates
Not all of the features mentioned above are available in the basic units or in all detection modes. Optional accessories may be necessary to perform certain assays. Please contact your local distributor for details.
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