Customer testimonial video

Researchers love this microplate spectrophotometer - Multiskan Sky
Plate reader with no learning curve, ready-made protocols, cloud connected, touch screen. Researchers from the University of Helsinki Pharmacy dept. review Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer as efficient and easy-to-use.

How-to videos

Thermo Fisher Cloud with Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to connect and use together
Thermo Fisher Cloud: One-minute video showing how to connect Multiskan Sky reader to user account with username and password, sign in with PIN, and export data manually and automatically to the signed-in user's Thermo Fisher Cloud account.

Endpoint assay on the Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to set up a photometric assay
Endpoint assay: One-minute video showing how to set up, run, visualize, and export results of a photometric assay on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer with intuitive touchscreen. Samples are in a 96-well plate.

Spectral scanning assay on Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to do a photometric assay
Spectral scanning assay: One-minute video showing how to set up, run, visualize, and export results on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer with intuitive touchscreen. Sample is in 96-well plate.

Protein quantitation on the Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How run a photometric assay
Protein quantification (IgG quantitation): One-minute video showing how to set up, run, and export results of a photometric assay on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer using the uDROP plate for small samples.

dsDNA quantitation with Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to set up a photometric assay
dsDNA quantitation (double-stranded DNA quantification): One-minute video showing how to set up, run, and export results of a photometric assay on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer using the uDROP plate for small samples.

Key features

Fast, easy nucleic acid and protein sample measurements in low volumes

Our μDrop Plate is designed for rapid measurement of low sample volumes. You can analyze up to 16 samples simultaneously. Users can quickly and easily wipe off the samples for serial measurements. SkanIt Software sessions are available for nucleic acid analysis. The μDrop Plate also contains a dedicated holder for cuvette measurements. 

Simple-to-use software enables experiment set up within minutes

SkanIt software can be used to control the Multiskan Sky spectrophotometer and supports optimal use of the instrument’s features with a visual workflow, easy data analysis and exporting capabilities. SkanIt software is a multi-instrument microplate reader software that provides excellent usability and flexibility even for the most challenging assays.

Access and manage your data remotely

The Multiskan Sky instrument touch screen models can connect to Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based tools to help ensure secure digital data management, permit remote access to your photometric data and sharing between colleagues—all from the comfort of your computer.

Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based capabilities enable you to:

  • Monitor the status of your instrument from your PC or Mac® computer
  • Monitor the status of your instrument from your mobile device with the Instrument Connect app
  • Upload measured data automatically or manually from your instrument to your cloud account
  • Securely store, access, share, and manage your data remotely
  • Receive automatic notification of new instrument software updates
  • Upgrade instrument software at your convenience
     

Technical specifications

Wavelength selection Monochromator
Light source Xenon flash lamp
Wavelength range 200–1,000 nm with 1 nm steps
Read-out range Up to 3 Abs
Bandwidth <2.5 nm
Linearity at 450 nm* 0–2.5 Abs, 2%
Accuracy at 450 nm* 1.0% + 0.003 Abs (0–2.0 Abs)
2.0% (2.0–2.5 Abs)
Precision at 450 nm* SD <0.003 Abs or CV <1.0%
Plates 96- and 384-well plates
Cuvette Dimensions: 12.5 (W) x 12.5 (D) x 40-58 (H) mm
Beam center height: 8.5 mm
Beam window: ≥2 mm
Measurement speed (from A1 back to A1) 6 s with 96-well plate
10 s with 384-well plate
Plate shaking Linear
Spectral scanning speed 10 s from 200–1,000 nm with 1 nm steps
Incubation range From ambient + 2°C to 45°C
User interfaces Stand-alone use: 7 in. touch screen display
PC control: SkanIt software
Connections 1 USB B port for PC
1 Ethernet port
3 USB A ports for devices (USB memory device and Wi-Fi dongle)
Main input 100–240 V (50/60 Hz)
Max power consumption <110 W
Power save consumption** 7 W
Dimensions (H x W x D) 265 x 295 x 445 mm [10.4 x 11.6 x 17.5 in]
Weight 11.3 kg [24.9 lbs]
* Specifications are valid for 96-well flat bottom microplates and quartz semimicro cuvettes with a 4 mm beam window.
** Models with touch screen.

Customer testimonial video

Researchers love this microplate spectrophotometer - Multiskan Sky
Plate reader with no learning curve, ready-made protocols, cloud connected, touch screen. Researchers from the University of Helsinki Pharmacy dept. review Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer as efficient and easy-to-use.

How-to videos

Thermo Fisher Cloud with Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to connect and use together
Thermo Fisher Cloud: One-minute video showing how to connect Multiskan Sky reader to user account with username and password, sign in with PIN, and export data manually and automatically to the signed-in user's Thermo Fisher Cloud account.

Endpoint assay on the Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to set up a photometric assay
Endpoint assay: One-minute video showing how to set up, run, visualize, and export results of a photometric assay on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer with intuitive touchscreen. Samples are in a 96-well plate.

Spectral scanning assay on Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to do a photometric assay
Spectral scanning assay: One-minute video showing how to set up, run, visualize, and export results on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer with intuitive touchscreen. Sample is in 96-well plate.

Protein quantitation on the Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How run a photometric assay
Protein quantification (IgG quantitation): One-minute video showing how to set up, run, and export results of a photometric assay on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer using the uDROP plate for small samples.

dsDNA quantitation with Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer-How to set up a photometric assay
dsDNA quantitation (double-stranded DNA quantification): One-minute video showing how to set up, run, and export results of a photometric assay on Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer using the uDROP plate for small samples.

Key features

Fast, easy nucleic acid and protein sample measurements in low volumes

Our μDrop Plate is designed for rapid measurement of low sample volumes. You can analyze up to 16 samples simultaneously. Users can quickly and easily wipe off the samples for serial measurements. SkanIt Software sessions are available for nucleic acid analysis. The μDrop Plate also contains a dedicated holder for cuvette measurements. 

Simple-to-use software enables experiment set up within minutes

SkanIt software can be used to control the Multiskan Sky spectrophotometer and supports optimal use of the instrument’s features with a visual workflow, easy data analysis and exporting capabilities. SkanIt software is a multi-instrument microplate reader software that provides excellent usability and flexibility even for the most challenging assays.

Access and manage your data remotely

The Multiskan Sky instrument touch screen models can connect to Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based tools to help ensure secure digital data management, permit remote access to your photometric data and sharing between colleagues—all from the comfort of your computer.

Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based capabilities enable you to:

  • Monitor the status of your instrument from your PC or Mac® computer
  • Monitor the status of your instrument from your mobile device with the Instrument Connect app
  • Upload measured data automatically or manually from your instrument to your cloud account
  • Securely store, access, share, and manage your data remotely
  • Receive automatic notification of new instrument software updates
  • Upgrade instrument software at your convenience
     

Technical specifications

Wavelength selection Monochromator
Light source Xenon flash lamp
Wavelength range 200–1,000 nm with 1 nm steps
Read-out range Up to 3 Abs
Bandwidth <2.5 nm
Linearity at 450 nm* 0–2.5 Abs, 2%
Accuracy at 450 nm* 1.0% + 0.003 Abs (0–2.0 Abs)
2.0% (2.0–2.5 Abs)
Precision at 450 nm* SD <0.003 Abs or CV <1.0%
Plates 96- and 384-well plates
Cuvette Dimensions: 12.5 (W) x 12.5 (D) x 40-58 (H) mm
Beam center height: 8.5 mm
Beam window: ≥2 mm
Measurement speed (from A1 back to A1) 6 s with 96-well plate
10 s with 384-well plate
Plate shaking Linear
Spectral scanning speed 10 s from 200–1,000 nm with 1 nm steps
Incubation range From ambient + 2°C to 45°C
User interfaces Stand-alone use: 7 in. touch screen display
PC control: SkanIt software
Connections 1 USB B port for PC
1 Ethernet port
3 USB A ports for devices (USB memory device and Wi-Fi dongle)
Main input 100–240 V (50/60 Hz)
Max power consumption <110 W
Power save consumption** 7 W
Dimensions (H x W x D) 265 x 295 x 445 mm [10.4 x 11.6 x 17.5 in]
Weight 11.3 kg [24.9 lbs]
* Specifications are valid for 96-well flat bottom microplates and quartz semimicro cuvettes with a 4 mm beam window.
** Models with touch screen.

Which UV-Vis Microplate Spectrophotometer is right for you?

 
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+ µDrop Plate
Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophoto-meter with Touch Screen
+ Cuvette
Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophoto-meter with Touch Screen
+ Cuvette
+ µDrop Plate
SkanIt software          
Touch screen*          
Cuvette reading capability          
µDrop Plate          
Cat. No. 51119500 51119600 51119600DP 51119700 51119700DP
* Allows access to Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based capabilities. Can be connected to the local area network.

Redefining photometry

Learn more about the ultimate user experience offered by the Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer via its touch screen–based user interface.

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