BioTek Instruments microplate reader incorporates monochromator optics

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The Synergy H1 monochromator-based, multi-mode microplate reader from BioTek Instruments (Winooski, VT) incorporates a filter-based optical module. The monochromator optics use a third-generation quadruple grating design that allows working at any excitation or emission wavelength with a 1 nm step. A dual reagent injection system automates inject/read assays, such as ion channels assays or flash luminescence assays.

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BioTek’s Synergy H1 Receives HTRF Certification

September 21, 2010

BioTek Instruments announces that their latest addition to the patent-pending Hybrid Microplate Reader family has received HTRF® certification from Cisbio Bioassays. The Synergy™ H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader is certified to meet or exceed strict performance and functional criteria for optimal HTRF results, which means that life science and drug discovery researchers are assured of increased productivity and extended flexibility for this assay platform.

Synergy H1 offers researchers a choice of monochromators or filters or both detection technologies in one compact unit. At its core, Synergy H1 is a monochromator-based multi-mode microplate reader with a quadruple grating architecture for robust performance and flexibility. The optional HTRF-certified filter-based module may be added at any time to upgrade Synergy H1 to an advanced Hybrid system with broad current and future application range.

A dual-reagent injection system automates inject-and-read assays such as ion channel and flash luminescence assays, and Synergy H1 is compatible with BioTek's Take3™ Multi-Volume Plate that measures up to sixteen 2 µL samples. Integrated Gen5™ Data Analysis Software provides advanced reader control, data analysis, graphing and reporting.

In addition to HTRF assays, Synergy H1 may be used for UV-Vis absorbance, top and bottom fluorescence, luminescence, fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, FRET and BRET applications.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.

Posted by Lee Mather

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