Our Luminescence plate readers have been brought to market by a team with a heritage of developing the most sensitive Luminometers. All high-performance plate luminometers “Made in Germany” by Berthold Technologies guarantee lowest background and negligible crosstalk for all luminescence applications, from reporter gene assays to BRET, ATP assays and more. We offer both dedicated microplate luminometers and multimode plate readers configured to perform luminescence detection.

Dedicated Microplate Luminometers

Luminescence measurements without compromise - dedicated Microplate Luminometers offer the best sensitivity as their optical system has been optimised 100% for luminescence detection.

Multimode Luminescence Microplate Readers

All our multimode microplate readers can be equipped with modules to measure luminescence. They offer a sensitivity comparable to that of our dedicated microplate luminometers. In addition, some systems can be equipped with filters required to perform BRET assays.

Compare Luminescence Microplate Readers

 

CentroPRO LB 962

Centro LB 960

Centro XS³ LB 960

Orion II LB 956

TriStar² LB 942

TriStar² S LB 942

Mithras²

LB 943

Mithras

LB 940

DetectorsLow-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting modeLow-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting modeLow-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting modeLow-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode 
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • 2 Low-noise photomultiplier tube in dual mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • 2 Low-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode
  • 1 Ultralow-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
 
  • 2 Low-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode
  • Photodiode for absorbance
 
Absorbance (Vis)        
Absorbance (UV)        
Luminescence        
BRET        
Fluorescence        
TRF        
FP        
AlphaScreen        
 CentroPRO LB 962Centro LB 960Centro XS³ LB 960Orion II LB 965TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
Optical systemSingle technologySingle technologySingle technologySingle technologySingle path for all detection technologiesSingle path for all detection technologiesDedicated optical path for each detection modeDedicated optical path for each detection mode
Light source

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 Absorbance340-1000 nm200-1000 nm200-1000 nm230-1000 nm
Spectral range Luminescence340-630 nm340-630 nm340-630 nm300-600 nm280-650 nm

Standard: 280-650 nm

Extended: 280-850 nm
280-850 nm280-850 nm
Spectral range FluorescenceExcitation: 230-1000 nm
Emission: 280-850 nm
Excitation: 230-1000 nm
Emission: 280-850 nm
Excitation: 230-1000 nm
Emission: 280-850 nm
Excitation: 230-1000 nm
Emission: 280-850 nm
Z-adjustmentZ-independent opticsZ-independent optics
Bottom reading   
Filters        
Monochromator for Abs. and Fluor. Excitation   
Monochromator for Fluor. Emission  
Filter identification    ManualManualAutomaticManual
Wavelength scanning  
Monochromator stray light      10-610-6
Monochromator bandwidth      4-22 nm6-22 nm
 CentroPRO LB 962Centro LB 960Centro XS³ LB 960Orion II LB 965TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
InjectorsNoUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operationUp to 3 JET injectors with frictionless operation, all in pre-measurement positionUp to 4 syringe injectorsUp 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 steps10-150 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 range 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 range
Injector precision Better than 2% across the entire volume rangeBetter than 2% across the entire volume range 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 range
 CentroPRO LB 962Centro LB 960Centro XS³ LB 960Orion II LB 965TriStar² LB 942

TriStar² S LB 942

Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
Microplate formats96-well96- and 384-well96- and 384-well96- and 384-well6- to 384-well6- to 384-well6- to 1536-well6- to 1536-well
Plate height adjustment3 different frames depending on plate type3 different frames depending on plate typeAutomaticAutomatic
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
 
Optional Microplate Stacker 
 CentroPRO LB 962Centro LB 960Centro XS³ LB 960Orion II LB 965TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
ShakingSelectable speed and diameterLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameterLinear, orbital, double orbital, with selectable speed and diameterLinear, orbital, cross shaking, with selectable speedLinear, 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 controlNoFrom ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 42° C or to 50° C (optional)From ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° CFrom ambient +5° to 45° C
Gas connection        
 CentroPRO LB 962Centro LB 960Centro XS³ LB 960Orion II LB 965TriStar² LB 942TriStar² S LB 942Mithras² LB 943Mithras LB 940
Luminescence sensitivity<20 amol (100 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)<5 amol (25 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)<1.5 amol (7.5 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)<10 amol ATP/well (96-well plate)<6 amol (30 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)<6 amol (30 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)<2 amol (10 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)<6 amol (30 fM) ATP/well (96-well plate)
Crosstalk5 x 10-65 x 10-65 x 10-63 x 10-55 x 10-65 x 10-65 x 10-65 x 10-6
Dynamic range>6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude

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