LB 913 Apollo 11 ELISA Absorbance Reader

The small-footprint Microplate Reader

Based on the proven technology of its predecessors the Apollo 11 sets new targets for microplate absorbance readers by introducing its new unlimited life-time LED light source technology.

The Apollo 11 is ideally suited for all common ELISAs, assay for monitoring enzyme activities and protein and DNA quantification assays.

The easy-to-use self-explaining one-view PhotoRead software gets you started with the measurements within seconds.




The instrument performs auto-check and auto-calibration of the optics and electronics before every measurement.

Large Dynamic Range

The Instrument´s dynamic range of 3.7 OD is large enough to cover any assay´s requirements.


Precise mechanics, quality optics and the auto-control guarantee unrivalled repeatability of measurements.


Like all Berthold Technologies instruments the Apollo 11 comes to your laboratory checked against a QC test plate. With this reassurance you are able to work with accurate, traceable and comparable results.

Small Footprint

Not very much bigger than a sheet of paper the Apollo 11 saves valuable laboratory space

One-View PhotoRead Software

All data and all commands for operation are visible within a single window at the same time.


Detection UnitPhoto Diode
Excitation Source


spectral range 400 to 700 nm

Microplate Formats

12 to 96 well

plate heights 15 to 20 mm

(96 well only with PhotoRead software)

Reading Speed20 s per wavelength
Shaking4 amplitudes, 4 speeds
Dynamic Range0 to 3.7 OD
Accuracybetter 1 % and 0.005 OD (@ 0 to 2.5 OD)
Precisionbetter 0.5 % and 0.005 OD (@ 0 to 2.5 OD)
Dimensions210 x 281 x 160 mm (w x d x h)
OSWin XP, Win Vista, Win 7



4 Filters are pre-mounted on the 6 position filter wheel covering most applications.

405 nm

Alkaline Phosphatase (PNPP)


Horseradish Peroxidase (ABTS)

450 nmHorseradish Peroxidase (TMB)
492 nmHorseradish Peroxidase (OPD)
595 nm



Diphenylamine DNA (DISCHE)

reference wavelength

Reporter Gene Assay

based on ß-galactosidases and secreted alkaline phosphatases

DNA Quantification

with the Diphenylamin assay according to Dische

Protein Quantification

traditional Lowry and Bradford methods

ELISAs and Immunoassays

with horseradish peroxidase and phosphatase labelled antibodies

ELISA with HRP: Duarte et al. (2014). Elevated Plasma Levels of the Pituitary Hormone Cthrc1 in Individuals with Red Hair but Not in Patients with Solid Tumors. PLoS ONE 9 (6): e100449; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100449 Read more


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Bioanalytic Instruments - Product Portfolio Brief overview scope of supply Bioanalytic (June 2014) de, en PDF 693.31 KB
LB 913 Apollo Brochure 2012 de, en PDF 1.64 MB
Order Information Consumables & QC Test Devices Version Jan. 2017 de, en PDF 153.63 KB
Press & Media
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Press Release Apollo11 ELISA Reader April 2014 en DOCX 96.57 KB