Compare Absorbance Microplate Readers

 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3
  • Photodiode for absorbance
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in dual mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
Absorbance (Vis)  
Absorbance (UV)  
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3
Optical systemSingle technologySingle path for all detection technologies
Light source 
  • LED
  • Xenon flash lamp
Spectral range Absorbance400-700 nm200-1000 nm
Bottom reading  
Monochromator for Abs. and Fluor. Excitation  
Monochromator for Fluor. Emission  
Filter identificationManualManual
Wavelength scanning (absorbance) 
Monochromator stray light  
Monochromator bandwidth  
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3
InjectorsNoUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operation
Injector volume 10-100 µL in 1 µL steps
Injector accuracy Better than 2% across the entire volume range
Injector precision Better than 2% across the entire volume range
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3
Microplate formats12- to 96-well6- to 384-well
Additional sample formats (optional)  
  • µDrop plate for microvolumes
  • Adapter for cuvettes
  • Adapter for petri dishes
  • Adapter for Terasaki plates
Optional Microplate Stacker  
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3
Shaking4 amplitudes, 4 speedsLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameter
Temperature control From ambient +5° to 45° C
Gas connection  
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3
Absorbance precisionBetter than 0.5% or 0.005 OD (0-2.5 OD)Better than 0.6%
Absorbance accuracyBetter than 1% or 0.005 OD
(0-2.5 OD)
Better than 2%
Dynamic range0-3.7 OD0-3.5 OD

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