VANTAstar: Compact. Flexible. User-friendly.

Our new microplate reader: 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

What we do?

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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Differential activation of G proteins by synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists, utilizing the CAMYEL BRET biosensor

Synthetic cannabinoids become increasingly associated to drug misuse. Read how the CAMYEL BRET biosensor can be used to study the associated signaling pathways in plate readers.
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Testing novel bacteriophages for antibacterial properties with a crystal violet biofilm quantification assay

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria is a growing threat to human health. Read this App note to learn how bacteriophage efficacy can be evaluated on microplate readers.
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THUNDER cell signaling assays performed on our microplate readers

Looking for an easy, rapid, sensitive, and robust way to quantify endogenous signalling proteins? Inform yourself here on the TR-FRET platform THUNDER.
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Improving nucleic acid biomarker detection with DNA nanotechnology

Roma is co-founder of a start-up that uses the CLARIOstar Plus for the detection and quantification nucleic acids.
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From assay development to compound screening

Joao used a CLARIOstar Plus and a PHERAstar FSX, for assay development and compound screening against a viral exonuclease.
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Binding kinetics

The investigation of binding kinetics is crucial for drug research. Find out, how binding kinetics work and which approaches can be used to study them on microplate readers.
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NanoBRET

NanoBRET is used to analyse binding events, signaling pathways and receptor trafficking in live cells and has significantly expanded the range and applications of BRET assays.
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Cell-based assays on the rise

Find out about the different types of cell-based assays and why they have become an indispensable tool in a such a broad variety of disciplines in this blog article.
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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