Research areas

Access more than 30 years of expertise in microplate reader-related assays and applications.  

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Assay development

Assays are the central tool in biomedical research. Whether the effect of a drug is correctly characterised, or the course of a patient's disease can be correctly diagnosed depends primarily on the validity of the assays used. It is therefore all the more important to proceed with the utmost care in the development and selection of the respective assays.
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Whether in a small lab or on a large diagnostic scale, the microplate reader has become an indispensable tool in bioanalysis.
Antibody and DNA helix


The complexity of life is based on chemical processes within organisms. Biochemistry studies these chemical reactions and our readers are the tools for your discoveries.
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The study of living things affects almost all areas of our daily lives and encompasses innumerable scientific subdisciplines. Learn here how microplate readers make a significant contribution in each and every one of these disciplines.
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Today, the expectations for biotechnological approaches are immense. The bottom line is that biotechnological methods are expected to sooner or later enable us to feed, heal and fuel the world. As is so often the case, sample throughput plays a crucial role and offers microplate readers the opportunity to support biotechnology in its big tasks.
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Cancer & oncology

Every year, about 10 million new cancer patients are registered worldwide. Learn here how the use of microplate readers can help investigate molecular mechanisms and potential therapeutic approaches for this devastating disease.
Blood train transfer


Many pathways and processes are involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. Which consequences oxygen deprivation and reperfusion injury have on cells can be efficiently studied on a plate reader.
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Cell biology

Discover how cell-based microplate assays advance your research: from viability to cell death mechanisms, from glycolysis to respiration, from lytic assays to live cell assays, from one to multiple assays.
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Cell signaling

No communication and cellular reactions without signaling molecules. Our microplate readers can characterize cytokine, hormone, and second messenger changes.
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Environmental sciences

The adverse influence of human activity on our environment becomes an increasing problem for our own health and ecosystem. Find out how microplate readers can be used to help tackle these problems.
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Genomics & genetics

In recent years, the research fields of genomics and genetics are gaining more and more importance since they can provide information about the origin of various diseases and disorders. Find out how microplate readers can be used to advance research in these areas and help to understand the underlying mechanisms and their genetic origins.
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HTS & drug discovery

Measuring thousands of wells in minutes, as it is needed for compound screens, requires extremely fast and sensitive instrumentation. Read why BMG LABTECH plate readers are heavily used in screening laboratories.
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Discover how our microplate technology can advance your immunological research with cell-based applications, biochemical methods, and ELISA type techniques.


Metabolism comprises a range of complex interconnected chemical reactions in organisms, not all of which are completely understood. Microplate readers make metabolic research more accessible than ever before.
Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria cells


Whether you study viruses, bacteria, yeasts, or parasites. Here you can find out how well-suited BMG LABTECH plate readers are for all of them.
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Molecular biology

Our microplate readers answer your questions on nucleic acids: concentration, interaction with other nucleic acids or proteins, single nucleotide polymorphisms and expression of genes.
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The molecular processes underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia are still not fully understood. Plate readers can help to clarify these mechanisms, as well as to identify new drugs.
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Protein science & interaction

Ranging from simple protein quantification to more complex studies of protein binding, protein science and interaction methods can be considered one of the most widespread applications in biologic and medicinal research. Find out how BMG LABTECH microplate readers can be used for performing such assays!
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Quality control

Quality control and assurance are essential steps in various production processes. Quality control is required for a wide variety of analytes from food samples, over drugs to biological samples such as synthetic DNA or proteins. Find out, how quality control can be performed on microplate readers and what methods can be used for this purpose!
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Turbidity & solubility

Turbidity describes the cloudiness or haziness in a sample caused by large numbers of individual particles, such as compounds or cells. Microplate readers can be used to quantify this turbidity to monitor events such as cell growth or to perform solubility screens.
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Virology research

Whether you study viruses, bacteria, yeasts, or parasites. Here you can find out how well-suited BMG LABTECH plate readers are for all of them.
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