Compare Absorbance Microplate Readers

 ApolloTristar 3
  • Photodiode for absorbance
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in dual mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
Absorbance (Vis)  
Absorbance (UV)  
 ApolloTristar 3
Optical systemSingle technologySingle path for all detection technologies
Light source 
  • Quartz halogen lamp
  • Xenon flash lamp
Spectral range Absorbance340-750 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  
 ApolloTristar 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
 ApolloTristar 3
Microplate formats96-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  
 ApolloTristar 3
Shaking3 shaking modes: slow, medium and fastLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameter
Temperature controlfrom RT + 4° C to 50° C (Apollo-I only)From ambient +5° to 45° C
Gas connection  
 ApolloTristar 3
Absorbance precision

≤ 0.2 % CV (@0-3 OD) (@405 nm)

≤ 1 % CV (@3-4 OD) (@405 nm)

Better than 0.6%
Absorbance accuracy

± 1 % or ± 0.005 OD (0-3 OD) whichever is greater (@405 nm)

± 2 % (3-4 OD) (@405 nm)

Better than 2%
Dynamic range0-4 OD0-3.5 OD

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