Compare Absorbance Microplate Readers

 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5
Detectors 
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in dual mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • 2 Low-noise photomultiplier tube in dual mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
Absorbance (Vis)   
Absorbance (UV)   
Luminescence   
Fluorescence   
TRF   
FP   
AlphaScreen   
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5
Optical systemSingle technologySingle path for all detection technologiesSingle path for all detection technologies
Light source 
  • LED
 
 
  • Xenon flash lamp
 
 
  • Xenon flash lamp
  • Laser diode (680 nm)
 
Spectral range Absorbance400-700 nm200-1000 nm200-1000 nm
Z-adjustment   
Bottom reading   
Filters   
Monochromator for Abs. and Fluor. Excitation   
Monochromator for Fluor. Emission   
Filter identificationManualManualManual
Wavelength scanning (absorbance)  
Monochromator stray light  10-6
Monochromator bandwidth  4-22 nm
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5
InjectorsNoUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operationUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operation
Injector volume 10-100 µL in 1 µL steps10-100 µL in 1 µL steps
Injector accuracy Better than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume range
Injector precision Better than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume range
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5
Microplate formats12- to 96-well6- to 384-well6- to 384-well
Additional sample formats (optional)  
  • µDrop plate for microvolumes
  • Adapter for cuvettes
  • Adapter for petri dishes
  • Adapter for Terasaki plates
 
 
  • µDrop plate for microvolumes
  • Adapter for cuvettes
  • Adapter for petri dishes
  • Adapter for Terasaki plates
 
Optional Microplate Stacker   
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5
Shaking4 amplitudes, 4 speedsLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameterLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameter
Temperature control From ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° C
Gas connection   
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5
Absorbance precisionBetter than 0.5% or 0.005 OD (0-2.5 OD)Better than 0.6%Better than 0.6%
Absorbance accuracyBetter than 1% or 0.005 OD
(0-2.5 OD)
Better than 2%Better than 2%
Dynamic range0-3.7 OD0-3.5 OD0-3.5 OD

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