Quickly, accurately, and automatically read, interpret, and report MIC values for Sensititre AST plates

The Thermo Scientific Sensititre OptiRead Automated Fluorometric Plate Reading System uses fluorescence detection technology to automate reading Sensititre plates, delivering fast, accurate MIC values and interpretations. Automation helps to maximize consistency and eliminate manual reading errors.


The OptiRead System links directly to the Sensititre SWIN Software System, quickly transferring test results for processing, interpretation, and report generation. Combining user-friendly automation in a compact, lightweight design, the OptiRead System facilitates efficient and productive workflows for busy laboratories that value consistent reporting standards.


The Sensititre OptiRead System shares common features with all components of the Sensititre AST System: it produces accurate, reliable, consistent results; it fits seamlessly into an integrated AST workflow including manual, semi-, and fully automated options; and customers receive the benefit of premiere Thermo Scientific support and service.


In addition, the Sensititre OptiRead System offers these additional features for plate inoculation.

Fast fluorescent reads of Sensititre plates

Eliminate manual processing steps to improve laboratory efficiency and productivity

Automated reading, interpretation, and reporting of results

Maintain consistent reporting standards



Technical characteristics

Test type: MIC

Regulatory status

FDA cleared

Physical characteristics

Instrument dimensions: 

33.5 cm (W) x 26.0 cm (D) x 18.5 cm (H)

13.2 in (W) x 10.2 in (D) x 7.3 in (H)

Weight: 6.4 kg; 14.1 lb


Power requirements: 100–240 VAC; 50–60 Hz

Power consumption: 50 watts

Ordering information

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