Absorbance Microplate Reader:
Absorbance microplate readers, also called photometer plate readers, are used for different
applications in various fields, such as academic life science research, drug discovery, screening
and much more.
An absorbance microplate reader, is a piece of equipment capable of detecting and quantifying
the light photons absorbed/transmitted by a liquid sample present in a microplate, when exposed
to light at a specific wavelength.
Multi-mode microplate reader :
A multi-mode microplate reader is a piece of lab equipment capable of detecting with different
technologies the light photons emitted by samples of different nature and quantify them.
Multi-mode microplate readers are capable of operating in two or more detection modes.
Typically, they combine an absorbance plate reader, a luminescence plate reader, and
a fluorescence plate reader. In addition, the range can be enhanced with more advanced detection
modes like time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), time-resolved FRET (TR-FRET), fluorescence
polarization (FP), and AlphaScreen/AlphaLISA
Luminescence plate reader :
A Luminescence microplate reader, also named as luminometer, is a piece of equipment capable
of detecting the light photons emitted by chemical, bio-chemical or enzymatic reactions and
A luminometer able to measure samples present in a microplate is usually referred to as a
luminescence plate reader.
Fluorescence plate reader :
A fluorescence plate reader, also called spectrofluorometer or fluorometer, is a piece of equipment
capable of detecting and quantifying the light photons emitted by a fluorescent sample present in
a microplate upon excitation with light at a specific wavelength.
A nephelometer is an instrument dedicated to the measurement of the turbidity or cloudiness of
a sample. Turbidity is usually caused by the presence of insoluble particles suspended in a liquid
or gas. A nephelometer is used to measure light scattering (light reflected off the particles in a
sample), not the attenuation of light (absorbance) caused by turbidity.