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Best possible data with easy optimisation.

BMG LABTECH is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, and reliable microplate reader instrumentation.

Microplate reader VANTAstar

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Multi-mode microplate readers

Multi-mode microplate readers

Multi-mode microplate readers are capable of operating in two or more detection modes. Typically, they combine an absorbance plate reader, a luminescence plate reader, and a fluorescence plate reader. In addition, the range can be enhanced with more advanced detection modes like TRF, TR-FRET, fluorescence polarization and AlphaScreen/AlphaLISA.

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Absorbance microplate readers

Absorbance microplate readers

An absorbance microplate reader detects the light photons absorbed by a sample present in a microplate, when exposed to light at a specific wavelength. Compared to a spectrophotometer that measures one sample at a time in a cuvette, an absorbance microplate reader can measure the same assay in higher throughput.

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Fluorescence microplate readers

Fluorescence microplate readers

A fluorescence plate reader detects the light emitted by a fluorescent sample present in a microplate upon excitation with light at a specific wavelength. Fluorescence plate readers are used for fluorescence intensity and FRET detection and are available as single- or multi-mode readers, when combined with absorbance and/or luminescence.

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Luminescence microplate readers

Luminescence microplate readers

A luminescence microplate reader detects the light emitted by chemical, bio-chemical or enzymatic reactions. Luminescence plate readers are used for flash, glow assays and BRET detection and are available as single- or multi-mode readers, when combined with absorbance and/or fluorescence.

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Nephelometers

Nephelometers

A nephelometer microplate reader is an instrument dedicated to the measurement of the turbidity of a sample, usually caused by the presence of insoluble particles suspended in a liquid. Nephelometer microplate readers measure the light scattering generated by these particles and are used for solubility or aggregation studies.

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What‘s new at BMG LABTECH

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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)

G protein-coupled receptors are a gateway to many cellular responses. Find out how microplate readers can be used to support GPCR research.
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Establishing a multiplex hextuple luciferase assay to examine multiple cellular pathways at once

Dual luciferase assay was yesterday. Read here how the CLARIOstar allows to measure a multiplex assay applying six luciferases in the same run and first helps to find the best combination.
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Cell-based assays assessing antioxidant capacity and cytotoxicity in living cells

Looking for the possibility to discriminate between antioxidant and cytotoxic effects in living cell systems? Read here how the Light Up Cell System by Antioxidant Power opens up this approach.
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Tryptophan fluorescence: nature’s probe

Tryptophan´s inherent fluorescence can be used to study protein conformation. Find out how microplate readers can be used to detect tryptophan and investigate protein function.
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Comparing site specific phospho-tau in normal and Alzheimer’s disease brains

Are you looking for new tools for Alzheimer's diagnosis? Read here how phospho-tau modifications can be detected with ELISAs and potentially used as biomarkers.
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Protein Assays

The term "protein test" is firmly associated in the minds of biologists with Bradford, Lowry and BCA tests - but there is so much more. In this blog post you will get an overview of the available protein assays.
Testimonials

"Most common absorbance-, luminescence- and fluorescence-based assays are able to be run without having to hunt high and low"

Dr Crystale Lim Siew Ying (Associate Professor/Deputy Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences of UCSI University, Malaysia)
Dr Crystale Lim Siew Ying (Associate Professor/Deputy Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences of UCSI University, Malaysia)

"We need to get consistent, high-quality data regardless of location […] for that reason, we chose the PHERAstar FSX"

Dr Ian Waddell (Executive Director Biology, Charles River Laboratories, UK)
Dr Ian Waddell (Executive Director Biology, Charles River Laboratories, UK)

"The PHERAstar is a very high-end instrument which is very good for high-throughput screening and is the most sensitive instrument I have tested for BRET."

Dr Kevin Pfleger (Associate Professor, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, Australia)
Dr Kevin Pfleger (Associate Professor, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, Australia)

"The CLARIOstar shows a fantastic performance with fluorescence, luminescence and UV measurements […] We are therefore very satisfied with this device and we strongly recommend it"

 Dr Alfredo Castello-Palomares (Group leader, Oxford University, UK)
Dr Alfredo Castello-Palomares (Group leader, Oxford University, UK)

"The CLARIOstar microplate reader is essential to all the research we do […] Just love it!"

Scott Snipas (Research Coordinator, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA)
Scott Snipas (Research Coordinator, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA)
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