The well-known filter-based OPTIMA series of multidetection microplate readers is designed to handle a wide variety of cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology applications in academic and pharmaceutical research.
All models provide high performance optical filters with advanced optics, light guides, and photomultiplier technology. To enhance assay flexibility the OPTIMA microplate readers feature top and bottom plate reading, well scanning, sixteen filter positions, expanded temperature control up to 60°C, plate shaking, and gas vent connection. They are compatible with all microplate formats between 6 and 384 wells in all measurement modes and cover the full wavelength range 240 to 740 nm, or even up to 900 nm. For more detailed information, click on one of the products below.
|POLARstar OPTIMA||FLUOstar OPTIMA||LUMIstar OPTIMA|
|Fluorescence Polarization||Time-resolved Fluorescence||Easy upgrade to FLUOstar OPTIMA|
|Absorbance||Easy Upgrade to POLARstar OPTIMA|
Optimized for kinetic assays, the OPTIMA microplate reader can be supplied with Onboard ‘smart’ injectors, allowing reagent injection and plate reading simultaneously. Injection speed and timing is fully adjustable within the control software. Kinetic data can be collected at a rapid 50 reading points per second or as slow as one point every 2½ hours.
All OPTIMA readers have been designed with a dedicated luminescence detection system so no choice must be made between a microplate fluorometer and luminometer. They are all certified by Promega for the Dual Luciferase Reporter (DLR™) gene assay.
The OPTIMA series comes with a new version of BMG LABTECH’s established OPTIMA reader control software and comprehensive and powerful MARS Data Analysis Software. The familiar and highly visual OPTIMA reader control software provides limitless possibilities for test set up and is fully compliant with FDA regulation 21 CFR Part 11. The well-organized data analysis software – MARS – offers a template manager for building complex data processing protocols and a wizard-guided interface to create easy step-by-step calculations. MARS evaluation software also allows you to perform ratios, linear regressions, and popular bioscience calculations like Lineweaver Burk or Michaelis Menten plots with ease.
In order to run BMG LABTECH instruments, you also need a personal computer with WindowsTM operating system (7/Vista/Win 2000/XP). Easy export to MS ExcelTM 2007/2003/2000/XP is possible.