Tecan Releases Microplate Readers with Seven Different Detection Mode
Product News Apr 25, 2007
Tecan has released Safire2™ and Infinite™ F500 microplate readers that offer seven different detection modes for a wide range of high throughput applications in the biotech, pharmaceutical, research and cosmetics industries.
According to company, both instruments provide reliable performance with top quality results for fluorescence intensity top, fluorescence intensity bottom, absorbance, flash luminescence, glow luminescence, fluorescence polarization, time resolved and homogenous time resolved fluorescence detection modes.
The Safire2 includes Tecan’s quad4 monochromator™ technology, which blocks stray light and the resulting background noise by a factor of 106 times more than typical dual monochromator-based designs, providing improved sensitivity, flexibility and speed.
The four monochromators can eliminate the need for cumbersome filter changes while providing scans up to six times faster than standard, dual monochromator-based systems.
The filter-based Infinite F500 includes a concept of programmable filter slides that store application-specific filter information on a microchip.
The instrument is designed to read a 1,536-well plate in under 30 seconds. These two modular and upgradeable systems can handle any microplate format, from 6 to 1,536 wells, and are easily integrated into Tecan’s Freedom EVO® series of liquid handling workstations.