Compare Absorbance Microplate Readers

 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
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
 
 
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in single photon counting mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in dual mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • 2 Low-noise photomultiplier tube in single photon counting mode
  • 1 Ultralow-noise photomultiplier tube in single photon counting mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • 2 Low-noise photomultiplier tube in single photon counting mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
Absorbance (Vis)       
Absorbance (UV)       
Luminescence       
Fluorescence       
TRF       
FP       
AlphaScreen       
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
Optical systemSingle technologySingle path for all detection technologiesSingle path for all detection technologiesSingle path for all detection technologiesSingle path for all detection technologiesDedicated optical path for each detection modeDedicated optical path for each detection mode
Light source 
  • LED
 
 
  • Xenon flash lamp
 
 
  • Xenon flash lamp
  • Laser diode (680 nm)
 
 
  • Halogen lamp
 
 
  • Xenon flash lamp
 
 
  • Halogen lamp
  • Xenon flash lamp
  • Laser diode (680 nm)
 
 
  • Halogen lamp
  • Xenon flash lamp
  • Laser diode (680 nm)
 
Spectral range Absorbance400-700 nm200-1000 nm200-1000 nm340-1000 nm200-1000 nm200-1000 nm230-1000 nm
Z-adjustment     Z-independent opticsZ-independent optics
Bottom reading       
Filters       
Monochromator for Abs. and Fluor. Excitation       
Monochromator for Fluor. Emission       
Filter identificationManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Wavelength scanning (absorbance)      
Monochromator stray light  10-6 10-610-6 
Monochromator bandwidth  4-22 nm 4-22 nm6-22 nm 
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
InjectorsNoUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operationUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operationUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operationUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operationUp to 4 JET injectors with frictionless operationUp to 4 JET injectors with frictionless operation
Injector volume 10-100 µL in 1 µL steps10-100 µL in 1 µL steps10-100 µL in 1 µL steps10-100 µL in 1 µL steps10-100 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 rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter 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 rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume range
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5TriStar² LB 942

TriStar² S LB 942

Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
Microplate formats12- to 96-well6- to 384-well6- to 384-well6- to 384-well6- to 384-well6- to 1536-well6- to 1536-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
 
 
  • 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
 
 
  • 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 5TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
Shaking4 amplitudes, 4 speedsLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameterLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameterLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameterLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameterLinear, 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° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° C
Gas connection       
 Apollo 11 LB 913Tristar 3Tristar 5TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
Absorbance precisionBetter than 0.5% or 0.005 OD (0-2.5 OD)Better than 0.6%Better than 0.6%Better than 0.6%Better than 0.6%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%Better than 2%Better than 2%Better than 2%N.A.
Dynamic range0-3.7 OD0-3.5 OD0-3.5 OD0-3.5 OD0-3.5 OD0-3.5 OD0-3.5 OD

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