A 5-mode microplate reader that offers flexibility to address a wide spectrum of biochemical- and cell-based applications, while matching all assay throughput requirements. FlexStation® 3 Benchtop Multi-Mode Microplate Reader combines Molecular Devices’ SpectraMax® M5e Multi-Mode Microplate Reader performance with an integrated 8- or 16-channel pipettor into one compact benchtop reader. The FlexStation 3 Microplate Reader high-efficiency monochromator optics are tunable for absorbance, fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, and time-resolved fluorescence assays. It also has a dedicated photomultiplier tube for luminescence assays.
Users have several choices when configuring the FlexStation 3 Microplate Reader. Users can choose from 96-well pipetting, 384-well pipetting, or both. Once installed, the pipettors can be changed by the user with no tools in under 5 minutes.
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