BioTek Instruments, Winooski, Vt, has introduced the affordable, user-friendly Synergy LX multimode microplate reader to automate most common microplate-based assays. The unit’s unique dual-optics design enables absorbance, fluorescence, and luminescence measurements without compromising performance or budget.


Gary Barush, BioTek Instruments.

“There are many multimode microplate readers on the market, but Synergy LX was designed specifically for the most common endpoint applications, such as nucleic acid and protein quantification, ELISAs, and cell-viability assays, with an interface that is simple to navigate,” says Gary Barush, global director of marketing and sales at BioTek.

The reader’s 200–999 nm range encompasses a broad range of UV-Vis absorbance assays, including 2 µL measurements when used with the Take3 microvolume plate. Filter and dichroic cubes easily exchange to enable multiple applications in fluorescence intensity and luminescence. The reader’s large touchscreen allows easy operation and immediate data display. With a single touch, data can be output to a USB flash drive for further analysis in Gen5 software. Synergy LX is suited for most laboratory budgets and is modular in design, allowing laboratories to add modules as needed.

To learn more, visit BioTek Instruments.