Date: November 24, 1997 Chart
To most people, a luminometer is something that probably measures "luminos," while a fluorometer measures "fluoros," As simple as that sounds, these analyzers have been occupying valuable bench space in laboratories for decades. Though maybe not considered new and hot techniques in the biotechnology arena, luminometry and fluorometry continue to provide scientists with reliable answers to molecular questions. LabConsumer set out to explore options available to scientists involved in luminometry and fluorometry. As with other popular biotechnology instrumentation, manufacturers in these two fields appear to be focusing on expanding sample formats and increasing throughput, which should definitely be considered in the purchasing decision. Manufacturers are also developing specialized devices with temperature control, automation options, and various software programs for specific applications. Luminometers and fluorometers are discussed briefly, and a comparative table of luminometers, dispensing luminometers, and fluorometers is provided.

The measurement of chemiluminescence (light emitted...

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