The new VANTAstar: microplate reading, made easy
Ortenberg, 7th February 2022. BMG LABTECH introduced the new VANTAstarTM microplate reader, further expanding its range of high-quality, made-in-Germany instruments. The latest addition to the BMG LABTECH portfolio, the VANTAstar was conceived for ease-of-use and flexibility for a wide range of applications in basic research and life sciences.
The VANTAstar was officially introduced to public at the SLAS 2022 conference and exhibition in Boston, USA.
Flexible microplate reader with simplified workflows
The VANTAstar is a compact multi-mode microplate reader and is equipped with three features that enable an effortless detection setup and improve data quality: Enhanced Dynamic Range (EDR) technology, a rapid full-plate auto-focus and automatic luminescence cross-talk reduction.
The EDR technology grants a dynamic range spanning over 8 concentration decades in a single measurement, significantly simplifying sensitivity settings and making gain adjustments superfluous. With EDR every plate is automatically read with a setting that provides the best sensitivity with no manual intervention.
The VANTAstar incorporates a rapid, full plate auto-focus for both top and bottom reading in all plate formats up to 384 wells. Combined with EDR, this feature makes detection easier, ensuring every sample on the microplate is automatically detected with the ideal settings without any action prior to the start of measurement.
Data quality in luminescence assays is often negatively affected by signal cross-talk from neighbouring wells. The VANTAstar's cross-talk reduction package automatically reduces non-specific signals reducing data variability, background noise and false positive signals, and thereby improving data quality.
Triple detection technology for all assay needs
To ensure full flexibility, the VANTAstar is equipped with BMG LABTECH`s patented dual LVF Monochromator™ system which ensures the highest wavelength flexibility and best performance in each assay, with filter detection and a UV/vis spectrometer for ultra-fast full absorbance spectra. In addition, the reader can be equipped with Atmospheric Control Unit for physiological cell-based assays and with a reagent dispenser module with up to two injectors, heater and magnetic stirrer plate.
“The VANTAstar offers great value together with the great performance you expect from a BMG LABTECH reader. It is easy to use, does not compromise on flexibility or performance, and comes at a price that makes it accessible to most labs.” said Thomas Räbiger, CEO at BMG LABTECH.
The VANTAstar is now available to order at BMG LABTECH.
About BMG LABTECH – The microplate Reader Company
BMG LABTECH is a leading global developer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, and reliable microplate reader instrumentation. BMG LABTECH has been committed to producing microplate readers for more than thirty years. By focusing on the needs of the scientific community, the company’s microplate readers have earned the company the reputation of being a technology leader in the field. BMG LABTECH has developed a wide range of dedicated and multi-mode microplate readers for life sciences applications and high-throughput screening. All BMG LABTECH microplate readers are "Made in Germany" and are conceived, developed, assembled, and tested entirely at BMG LABTECH headquarters in Germany. Since its establishment in Offenburg, Germany, BMG LABTECH has expanded to offer a worldwide sales and support network with offices in the USA, UK, Australia, Japan and France, and distributors in more than fifty countries worldwide.