The Multimode Microplate Reader

Credit: ILLUSTRATION: ANDREW MEEHAN/ACKNOWLEDGMENT: CLAUS LARSEN, BMG LABTECH" /> Credit: ILLUSTRATION: ANDREW MEEHAN/ACKNOWLEDGMENT: CLAUS LARSEN, BMG LABTECH View enlarged diagramThe days of single-mode microplate readers are over; multimode readers have taken over the lab. One such instrument, BMG Labtech's PHERAstar (shown here), can acquire fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, luminescence, absorbance, and PerkinElmer AlphaSc

Mar 1, 2006
Jeffrey M. Perkel
<figcaption> Credit: ILLUSTRATION: ANDREW MEEHAN/ACKNOWLEDGMENT: CLAUS LARSEN, BMG LABTECH</figcaption>
Credit: ILLUSTRATION: ANDREW MEEHAN/ACKNOWLEDGMENT: CLAUS LARSEN, BMG LABTECH
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The days of single-mode microplate readers are over; multimode readers have taken over the lab. One such instrument, BMG Labtech's PHERAstar (shown here), can acquire fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, luminescence, absorbance, and PerkinElmer AlphaScreen (a sort of FRET-based approach) data, in both endpoint and kinetic modes.

Editor's Note: On page 76 of our March issue, the manufacturer of the PHERAstar multimode microplate reader was misidentified in text accompanying a graphic. The manufacturer is BMG Labtech.