Reliable microplate reader data—effortlessly

Reliable microplate reader data—effortlessly

Our dedicated and multimode 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, 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, which alert you to potential errors before they happen.

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Thermo Scientific Fluoroskan instrument is a compact and robust microplate fluorometer offering simplicity and reliability for increased efficiency in research workflows. Featuring excellent optical performance, 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
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Thermo Scientific Fluoroskan FL instrument is a compact and robust microplate fluorometer and luminometer, offering simplicity and reliability for increased efficiency in research workflows. Featuring excellent optical performance, the Fluoroskan FL microplate fluorometer and luminometer 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
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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 the DLReady™ validation at Promega Corporation™ and is certified as DLReady. In addition, the Luminoskan microplate luminometer is validated for Thermo Scientific Pierce Luciferase Assays. Luminoskan luminometer offers simplicity and reliability for increased efficiency in research workflows.

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

Thermo Scientific Multiskan Sky instrument is a new generation UV/Vis microplate spectrophotometer designed for ultimate user experience. Multiskan Sky 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 provided and elegantly presented on Multiskan Sky models with touch screens. These models offer multiple connectivity options including unique access to Thermo Fisher Connect cloud-based tools for secure, powerful and remote data management. Additionally, the intuitive Thermo Scientific SkanIt PC software addresses even the most challenging applications. Multiple languages are available regardless whether the instrument is operated via the touch screen or the SkanIt software.

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. The Multiskan FC (IVD model) with the internal software conforms to the European IVD (In Vitro Medical Device) directive, making it ideal for qualitative and quantitative ELISA applications in clinical laboratories.


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Our microplate readers come with the Thermo Scientific SkanIt Software, an easy-to-use interface with features designed help prevent common errors and boost productivity. With no limit to the number of PC installations allowed, SkanIt Software gives you the control and flexibility you need to set up assays and analyze data efficiently. Designed for users with a variety of needs and skill levels, our aim was to make SkanIt Software so intuitive that little to no training is required.

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Find the right plates for your plate reading assays

Whether you’re conducting fluorescence or luminescence studies, find the Thermo Scientific Nunc plates that are best suited for your plate reader’s detection technology. With the standard ANSI footprint dimensions, optimized cell attachment, and features such as the highly clear optical bottom and the evaporation barrier, Nunc plates can help you improve your assay consistency and output.

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