BioTek Instruments, Winooski, Vt, introduces the Cytation 1 Cell Imaging Multimode Reader as an affordable entry into automated digital quantitative microscopy with multimode microplate detection. The patented combined solution provides quantitative phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data, while the unit’s modular architecture enables users to satisfy their current research needs and upgrade with additional modes to suit future needs. The digital microscopy mode includes fluorescence and high-contrast brightfield channels for visualization from 1.25x to 60x without the expense and complexity commonly associated with other digital microscopy systems. Additionally, automated XY stage, focus, and LED intensity facilitate imaging throughput, especially during cell-based applications such as 3D spheroid imaging. The multimode detection module includes sensitive filter-based fluorescence and luminescence along with monochromator-based UV-Vis absorbance for flexibility in a wide range of endpoint, kinetic, inject/read, and other assay types. For more information, visit BioTek Instruments.