BMG LABTECH´s Tandem Technology is currrently featured in the Omega microplate reader series as well as the next-generation HTS microplate reader PHERAstar FS. Tandem Technology is a combination of two technological concepts – an ultra-fast UV/Vis full spectrum absorbance spectrometer, and high performance optical filters with advanced optics, light guides, and photomultiplier technology. The built-in UV/Vis absorbance spectrometer incorporates highly efficient optical grating and a solid state array detector that allows measurement of light intensity throughout the UV and visible parts of the spectrum. Thus, for the first time ever, a multidetection microplate reader is capable of capturing full spectral absorbance from 220 – 1000 in the Omega Series and PHERAstar FS at a resolution of 1 nm. Unlike a monochromator, the spectrometer allows you to capture the entire UV/Vis spectrum of a sample in approximately one second per well – no scanning needed. There is no need to select which wavelengths to monitor because the entire spectra will be available anytime you wish. However, if you choose to reduce data set size up to eight discrete wavelengths can be selected and these will be collected simultaneously, similar to a full spectrum scan.
Tandem Technology enables researchers to use a single multidetection plate reader for all assays needed, including FI, FP, TRF, LUMI, and ultra-fast UV/Vis full spectrum absorbance.
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