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

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Detectors 
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode
 
 
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode
 
 
  • Low-noise photomultiplier tube in  photon counting mode
 
 
  • 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     
BRET     
Fluorescence     
TRF     
FP     
AlphaScreen     
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Optical systemSingle technologySingle technologySingle technologySingle path for all detection technologiesSingle path for all detection technologies
Light sourceXenon flash lamp 
  • Xenon flash lamp
  • Laser diode (680 nm)
 
Spectral range Absorbance200-1000 nm200-1000 nm
Spectral range Luminescence340-630 nm340-630 nm300-600 nm

Standard: 280-650 nm

Extended: 280-850 nm

Standard: 280-650 nm

Extended: 280-850 nm
Spectral range FluorescenceExcitation: 230-1000 nm
Emission: Standard 280-650 nm, Extended 280-850 nm
Excitation: 230-1000 nm
Emission: Standard 280-650 nm, Extended 280-850 nm
Z-adjustment
Bottom reading  
Filters     
Monochromator for Abs. and Fluor. Excitation 
Monochromator for Fluor. Emission 
Filter identification   ManualManual
Wavelength scanning 
Monochromator stray light    10-6
Monochromator bandwidth    4-22 nm
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InjectorsUp 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 operation
Injector volume10-100 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 steps
Injector accuracyBetter 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 range
Injector precisionBetter 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 range
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Microplate formats96- and 384-well96- and 384-well96- and 384-well6- to 384-well6- to 384-well
Plate height adjustment3 different frames depending on plate type3 different frames depending on plate type
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
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ShakingLinear, 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 diameter
Temperature controlFrom 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° C
Gas connection     
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Luminescence sensitivity<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)
Crosstalk10-610-610-510-610-6
Dynamic range>6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude>6 orders of magnitude

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