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Benchtop instrument overview

Explore our portfolio of benchtop instruments and devices, designed to be powerful, reliable and safe.

 

Automated cell counters

Invitrogen Countess benchtop instruments

Experience the convenience and power of our automated cell counters designed to meet the needs of any lab. Each compact instrument offers advanced algorithms to allow you to quickly and accurately count cells from the bench while avoiding user variation normally associated with traditional cell counting.

  • Accuracy—advanced algorithm with autofocus and auto-lighting eliminates subjectivity in cell counting
  • Time savings—counts cells in a matter of seconds
  • Ease of use—all models are ready to adopt and use right out of the box

Invitrogen Countess benchtop instruments

  • No oculars to clean or become contaminated
  • Touchscreen can be operated with single-finger, gloved hands
  • Preset protocols for specific cell types offer less contact
  • Disposable slides offer added convenience and safety
  • Fully sealed casing allows easy cleaning with 70% EtOH solution
  • Compact size—for personal use or use in a biosafety cabinet
  • Allows easy movement in and out of shared lab spaces to accommodate physical distancing

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Fluorometers

Invitrogen Qubit benchtop instruments

Get the power of efficiency and accuracy with our Qubit fluorometers, designed to quickly and easily quantify DNA, RNA, or protein. Super-compact size—just plug and play, right out of the box.

  • Power and sensitivity—designed for accuracy at low concentrations
  • Time savings—Qubit Flex accurately measures up to 8 samples simultaneously
  • Ease of use—intuitive and instructional interface guides you through the steps

Invitrogen fluorometers

  • Touchscreen can be operated with single-finger, gloved hands
  • Fully sealed casing allows easy cleaning with 70% EtOH solution
  • Compact size—for personal use or use in a biosafety cabinet
  • Allows easy movement in and out of shared lab spaces to accommodate physical distancing
  • WiFi connected to Thermo Fisher Cloud; no USB or paper transfer in and out of lab

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Microplate readers

Discover the power of reliable data with our dependable and versatile line of Thermo Scientific microplate readers. Our benchtop detection instruments offer powerful flexibility, performance, and speed for a variety of microplate assays.

  • Power—ideal for multiuser environments where a variety of assay types are run
  • Time savings and versatility—adaptable for a broad range of applications and assays
  • Ease of use—automated smart features that operate in multiple languages

Thermo Scientific microplate spectrophotometer

  • Touchscreen is designed to be liquid-proof for easy and thorough decontamination
  • Touchscreen can be operated with single-finger, gloved hands
  • Measurements can be done using lids or seals, enabling less exposure to samples
  • Compact size—for personal use or use in a biosafety cabinet
  • Allows easy movement in and out of shared lab spaces to accommodate physical distancing
  • Compatible with robotic integration, so experiments can be run without human contact

Thermo Scientific SkanIt Software for microplate readers

  • Automatic measurement parameter settings help you get it right the first time, minimizing time needed to handle samples
  • Automatic adjustment of plate movement speeds enables minimal risk for sample spilling
  • Experiments can be designed and tested in the office or from home without requiring instrument and sample contact
  • Data analysis can be performed from your office or home by transferring the data to network or cloud services
  • Accessible through a personal PC to design, run, and analyze experiments, eliminating the need to use shared lab PCs

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Western blotting benchtop instruments and devices

Invitrogen iWestern workflow bundles

The iWestern workflow benchtop bundle consists of compact devices designed to address processing efficiency, reproducibility, and robustness of results to help achieve exceptional western blotting results with minimal hands-on time.

The standard iWestern workflow bundle contains:

  • Bolt Welcome Pack (including Mini Gel Tank)
  • iBlot 2 Starter Kit
  • iBind Western Starter Kit
  • iBright FL1500 Imaging System

Custom bundles can be configured based on your needs. Try our BlotBuilder tool to help guide you on product selection.

Invitrogen iBlot 2 Dry Blotting System

  • Touchscreen can be operated with single-finger, gloved hands
  • Premade consumables require less hands-on assembly and cleanup time

Invitrogen iBind Western Device

  • Load primary antibody, secondary antibody, wash solutions and walk away
  • Fewer hands-on steps than with manual blot processing, reducing number of contact points

iBright Imaging Systems

  • Touchscreen can be operated with single-finger, gloved hands
  • Utilizes multiple automated features, including: auto-zoom, auto-focus, auto-sample rotation, and automatic Smart Exposure auto-exposure, which speed up image capture, minimize time and hands-on input needed for optimizing imaging settings before capture
  • Desktop and cloud-based analysis software allow users to analyze post-image capture results at personal spaces/desks, or even at home
  • Account management feature saves user-specific settings to reduce setup time

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Cell imaging benchtop microscopes

Invitrogen EVOS digital imaging systems

Powerful EVOS digital microscopes allow you to capture publication-quality images and data with just a few clicks. The EVOS line of products are versatile, compact and ideal for a broad range of imaging applications at an exceptional value.

  • Power and accuracy—automated functionality with little to no contact
  • Time savings—quick, publication-quality results without warm up or cool down
  • Ease of use—no maintenance, assembly, alignment, or calibration

Invitrogen EVOS digital imaging systems

  • Affordable price-point: ideal for an individual lab, rather than using a core facility
  • Integrated casing design makes instruments easy to wipe down
  • Semiautomatic functionality for less manual contact
  • LCD screen, rather than ocular eliminates risk of touching microscope with eyes and face
  • Compact size: ideal for use in a biosafety cabinet
  • Allows easy movement in and out of shared lab spaces to accommodate physical distancing

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We value your personal safety

Benchtop lab instruments from Thermo Fisher Scientific, designed by researchers for researchers, with built-in features to help minimize your risk in the lab.

Human-to-human transmission safety features across the benchtop instrument offering:

  • Compact, benchtop instrument sizes: ideal for using in a biosafety cabinet and allow easy movement in and out of shared lab spaces to accommodate social distancing
  • Affordable price-points: purchase multiple, personal units to minimize sharing
  • Automated controls, on-screen displays and touch screens: easy to operate with single-finger, gloved hand
  • Fully sealed casings: easily disinfect by wiping down with regular use of ethanol solution (70% EtOH) without harming internal mechanisms, external surfaces or knobs
  • No oculars to look through: no need to remove protective eyewear
  • Cloud-enabled, remote access to data: upload data to share with others or retrieve and access data outside of the lab to reduce exposure
  • Global remote support services, such as: augmented reality, new instrument set up and “Rescue Lens” troubleshooting from our global service support team

 

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Stay connected to science

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5 steps to science-life balance

5 step workflows to better science-life balance help you get out of the lab so you can do the things you love.

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Lab essentials

Your research must go on. Stay focused on your critical work with essential lab products to allow your experiments to keep moving forward.

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