Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Molecular Devices to Showcase Next Generation SpectraMax® MiniMax™ 300 Imaging Cytometer at Analytica

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Bookmark and Share
SpectraMax® MiniMax™ 300 imaging cytometer enables both cellular visualization and first-of-its-kind stain free cell-based analysis on the field-upgradable SpectraMax®i3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader.

Also on show, enabling both ELISAs and Western Blot on one plate reader, the new ScanLater™ Western Blot Detection System is the first western blot application for a microplate reader.

The SpectraMax MiniMax 300 Imaging Cytometer now features the patent-pending StainFree™ Cell Detection algorithm, which enables cell confluency and cell counting measurements on an imaging plate reader without the need for destructive stains, saving researchers valuable time and money. With two additional fluorescence detection channels; green and red, researchers may now perform and analyze a wide range of cellular viability and cell toxicity assays, including ratiometric assays such as transfection efficiency. The SpectraMax i3 system offers three integrated detection modes; luminescence, absorbance, and fluorescence, while its flexible design enables a wide array of assay possibilities. The patented user-exchangeable cartridge design expands the system's detection capabilities with cartridges like the recently launched ScanLater™ Western Blot Detection System, which enables protein analysis on a plate reader. 

The SpectraMax i3 platform with MiniMax 300 Imaging Cytometer and ScanLater Western Blot System are all managed through SoftMax® Pro Data Acquisition and Analysis Software, recognized industry-wide for its ease of use. With simple to set-up plate reader prompts and pre-defined analysis features, results are realized and analyzed quickly. The SpectraMax i3 System is also available for use in GMP and GLP labs when used with SoftMax® Pro 6 GxP Microplate Data Compliance Software. The highly sensitive instrument accommodates the budget and throughput needs of both small and large laboratories alike. Combining cellular imaging with microplate-based applications offers new ways for scientists to compress their workflows and increase efficiency. 

Also on show will be the AquaMax® 4000, the 4-in-1 self-contained microplate washer system. The AquaMax® 4000 is one of a series of microplate washers. The unique modular design of this washer platform allows researchers to configure the system for their current microplate format and applications, and provides an affordable upgrade path when assay requirements change. The system's 96- and 384-well wash heads are interchangeable to extend the capabilities of the system on a single instrument platform.

The AquaMax system washes the wells of microplate-based biological assays, an integral component of life science research. Primary applications for this instrument include ELISA, immunoassays, and cytotoxicity assays, and many cell-based assays used in high-throughput screening during the drug discovery process. 

The system washes all wells in the microplate simultaneously, resulting in very fast microplate processing unlike conventional washers that sequentially fill wells by strip or quadrant dispensing. On-board, touch-screen programming gives researchers a high degree of control over microplate processing parameters resulting in fast and efficient plate washing. The system's highly efficient washing capability minimizes background interference and maximizes assay sensitivity. A comprehensive cleaning routine prevents clogged dispense head and probes, the primary cause of microplate washer failure. Unlike competitive instruments, AquaMax is completely self-contained and does not require external pumps or computers resulting in significant time and cost saving over conventional wash systems.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Molecular Devices Partners with Roche
Partnership will develop custom Ruthenium Nano-TRF Detection Platform.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Molecular Devices Becomes Global Distributor of IonFlux
Molecular Devices makes deal with Fluxion Biosciences to distribute their automated electrophysiology systems and associated products.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Molecular Devices Forms Scientific Advisory Board
Multidisciplinary team will guide product and application development to deliver maximum value to customers.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Molecular Devices to attend ADME & Predictive Toxicology Europe
Company is to showcase its SpectraMax® Paradigm® microplate reader during the European conference in Munich, Germany, 13-14 March 2012.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Molecular Devices Awarded Patent for Population Patch Clamp Recording Technique
The parallel recording technique measures ionic currents from a population of cells, rather than single cells, on planar patch clamp systems and enhances ion channel assay success rates to near 100%.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Registration opens for RNAi and High Content Imaging 2011
Molecular Devices Inc. announces that they have opened registration for its RNAi & High Content Imaging Symposium 2011, to be held at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars, Oxford on 1st April 2011.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Molecular Devices Launches New Products & Customer-Focused Brand at Society for Biomolecular Sciences Meeting
New IonWorks Barracuda™ Automated High-Speed Patch Clamp System & AquaMax® 2000/4000 Microplate Washer 96 Cell-Wash Head
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Scientific News
Mass Spec Technology Drives Innovation Across the Biopharma Workflow
With greater resolving power, analytical speed, and accuracy, new mass spectrometry technology and techniques are infiltrating the biopharmaceuticals workflow.
One Step Closer to Precision Medicine for Chronic Lung Disease Sufferers
A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and National Jewish Health, has provided evidence of links between SNPs and known COPD blood protein biomarkers.
Peer Reviewed Study Demonstrates Mass Spec Technique
The peer reviewed study demonstrates MS workflow, TMTCalibrator workflow, which dramatically enhances detection of key early stage Alzheimer’s biomarkers.
Small Molecules Lead to Big Change in Reaction Outcomes
Scientists have changed the behaviour of a group of molecules involved in carbon-oxygen bond synthesis.
Enhancing Antibiotics to Defeat Resistant Bacteria
Scientists enhance ability of antibiotics to defeat resistant types of bacteria using molecules called PPMOs
Sanger Institute, St Jude Data-Sharing Agreement
Childhood cancer targeted by Sanger Institute and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital exchanges of cancer data
Over Two-Thirds of Cervical Cancer Deaths Prevented
Cervical screening prevents 70% of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83%.
Space Research Fighting Cancer
JPL and National Cancer Institute renew Big Data partnership that 'learns' data similarities.
Uncovering the Genetics Behind High Blood Pressure
Results suggest a role for blood vessels themselves in controlling blood pressure.
Detecting Bacterial Infections in Newborns
Researchers tested an alternative way to diagnose bacterial infections in infants—by analyzing RNA biosignatures from a small blood sample.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,000+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!