Reliable microplate reader data—effortlessly

Reliable microplate reader data—effortlessly

Our multimode microplate readers provide flexibility, performance and ease-of-use for a variety of microplate assays. Whether you need to measure photometry, fluorometry, luminometry, time-resolved fluorometry or AlphaScreen, we offer a microplate reader solution for your lab.

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The modular and upgradeable Thermo Scientific Varioskan LUX multimode reader offers up to five measurement technologies, including Absorbance, Fluorescence Intensity, Luminescence, AlphaScreen, QuantiGene SinglePlex, and Time-Resolved Fluorescence. It offers features to help you save time and reduce common errors in the lab—including automated dynamic range selection, which adjusts the optimal reading range based on signal intensities, and built-in safety controls.

Thermo Scientific Fluoroskan FL instrument features excellent optical performance, and is ideal for life science research applications for fluorometric and luminometric assays. The Fluoroskan FL offers versatile plate formats, fast plate reading speeds and up to three dispensers.

  • Fluoroskan FL microplate fluorometer and luminometer
  • Fluoroskan FL microplate fluorometer and luminometer, one dispenser
  • Fluoroskan FL microplate fluorometer and luminometer, two dispensers
  • Fluorescence microplate assays

Thermo Scientific Fluoroskan instrument offers simplicity and reliability for increased efficiency in research workflows. The Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer is ideal for life science research applications such as fluorometric protein and enzyme studies, molecular interactions, nucleic acid quantification as well as reporter gene, fluorometric kinase, immuno- and cell-based assays.

  • Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer
  • Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer, one dispenser
  • Fluoroskan microplate fluorometer, two dispensers
  • Fluorescence microplate assays

Run a variety of luminometric research applications with the Thermo Scientific Luminoskan microplate luminometer, a compact and robust instrument offering versatile plate formats, fast reading speeds and up to three dispensers. This instrument has passed specific verification criteria. In addition, the Luminoskan microplate luminometer is verified for Thermo Scientific Pierce Luciferase and QuantiGene SinglePlex Assays.

  • Luminoskan microplate luminometer
  • Luminoskan microplate luminometer, one dispenser
  • Luminoskan microplate luminometer, two dispensers

Thermo Scientific Multiskan SkyHigh instrument is a UV/Vis microplate spectrophotometer. Multiskan SkyHigh is exceptionally convenient and easy to use for virtually any photometric research application, especially DNA, RNA and protein analysis. It is ideal for multi-user environments where a variety of endpoint, kinetic and spectral assays are run. Results are quickly presented on Multiskan SkyHigh models with touch screens. These models offer multiple connectivity options including unique access to Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based tools for secure, and remote data management. Additionally, the intuitive Thermo Scientific SkanIt PC software addresses even the most challenging applications. Multiple languages are available.

Measure absorbance in a variety of research and routine applications with the easy-to-use Thermo Scientific Multiskan FC microplate photometer. This instrument provides proven performance and reliable results through built-in self diagnostics, IQ/OQ and verification tools.

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Guide to microplate readers

  Varioskan LUX multimode microplate reader
Cat. No. VL0000D0
Fluoroskan FL Microplate Fluorometer and Luminometer
Cat. No. 5200220
Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer
Cat. No. 51119500
Multiskan FC Microplate Photometer
Cat. No. 51119000
Consideration Varioskan LUX Fluoroskan FL & Fluoroskan Multiskan SkyHigh Multiskan FC
Absorbance, filter        
Absorbance, monochromator        
Fluorescence, filter        
resonance energy
transfer (FRET)
fluorescence (TRF)
resonance energy
transfer TR-FRET
  For Fluoroskan FL only    
Flash and glow luminescence
(including BRET)
Luminescence spectral
Cuvette port        
Gas control        
Fluorescence top reading        
Fluorescence bottom reading        
µDrop plate compatibility        
Plate types 6-384, 1536 6-384 96, 384 96, 384
Multipoint measurement        
User interface PC PC Touch screen or PC Color LCD or PC
Robot compatibility        
21 CFR Part 11 support        

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