Buying a Microplate Reader

There are many different types of microplate readers available on the market today and it can be difficult to buy the microplate reader that best fits your needs. The basic configurations will be discussed below. If you still need more information or have questions our experts will be happy to assist you.

What is a microplate reader, actually?

A microplate reader is a high-sensitivity instrument designed to analyze samples contained in microplates of various formats. Microplate formats can vary from 6-1536 wells providing the ability to read many samples in a short time. The measurements can be performed using a variety of detection methods and the most common detection method used in plate readers are absorbance, luminescence and fluorescence. Microplates have become indispensable in modern laboratories and save time, labor, and costs.